A reflection on seventeen years as an AM

This is an article for Seaside News

As of May this year I will have been an Assembly Member for seventeen years. It has been a privilege to have represented this area.

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Shocking breast cancer waiting times revealed

This is an article for the South Wales Evening Post

Recent shocking figures have shown that Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board is routinely failing breast cancer patients.

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A cut too far for sports clubs and local charities

The recent decision by the Welsh Labour Government to withdraw funding for the Disclosure and Barring Service checking of those involved with children’s’ sports and other activities has caused considerable concern locally.

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A cut too far for sports clubs and local charities

This is an article for the Evening Post

The recent decision by the Welsh Labour Government to withdraw funding for the Disclosure and Barring Service checking of those involved with children’s’ sports and other activities has caused considerable concern locally.

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Concern at missed cancer targets in local Health Board

This is an article for Seaside News

New statistics show that Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board has yet again missed its target for patients diagnosed with cancer.

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Fighting to mitigate TATA job losses

This is an article for the Glamorgan Gazette and the South Wales Evening Post

The loss of 750 jobs at Tata Steel in Port Talbot is devastating news for the local community and for all those who will lose their job, together with their families. These are well-paid jobs and will prove difficult to replace. It will impact on our entire region.

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Why it would be a mistake to ban e-cigarettes in public places

This is an article for the Western Mail magazine

 

 

The journey taken by e-cigarettes over the last few years has been remarkable.

 

 

 

From virtually nowhere, we can now find a shop selling them on every high street.

 

 

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More needs to be done on fly-tipping

This is an article for Seaside News

 

Figures published by StatsWales reveal that the number of fly-tipping incidents in Bridgend rose from 684 in 2011-12 to 1,086 in 2014-15, an increase of 58%.

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Concern at missed cancer targets in local Health Board

This is an article for the Glamorgan Gazette and the South Wales Evening Post

 

New statistics show that Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board has yet again missed its target for patients diagnosed with cancer.

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A budget cast in partnership

This is an article for the IWA website - Click on Wales

The summer of 2014 was a particularly busy one. In addition to the usual constituency and regional based activities I was also engaged in a series of meetings with the Finance Minister and her officials in an effort to get a budget deal for the Welsh Liberal Democrats.

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