‘World’s first Dementia Friendly Parliament’ backed by AM

NEIL Hamilton, Leader of UKIP Wales and AM for Mid & West Wales, is supporting a call for the Welsh Assembly to become the world’s first Dementia Friendly Parliament.

Mr Hamilton, joined fellow AM’s, in the Senedd, this week, at an Alzheimer’s Society Cymru, drop in session, to support Dementia Action Week and signed up to become a Dementia Friend.

In 2015, the Welsh Assembly committed to become ‘Dementia Friendly’ and pledged to provide information sessions for all...

Neil Hamilton AM backs initiative promoting mental health and wellbeing

Neil Hamilton, the UKIP AM for Mid & West Wales, is backing an initiative to help promote mental health and wellbeing in Wales.

Members of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Cymru, were at the Assembly, this week and Mr Hamilton took time to show his support for the organisation’s ‘Getting my Life Back’ campaign.

Mr Hamilton said:

“The aim of the survey is to find out what people are doing to manage their own wellbeing and I was happy to take part and support...

Leanne Wood hails Llanelli visit and public meeting as positive

PLAID Cymru Leader Leanne Wood has this week visited Llanelli to visit several key locations and host a public meeting.

During the visit Leanne went to Trimsaran Community school, Yr Hwb and a major employer for the area; Owens Transport.

The visit culminated in a meeting of Plaid Cymru members which focussed on campaigning for improvements in Llanelli , and a recent publication by Leanne called ‘The Change We Need’ which suggests a number of things we can do differently in...

Plaid Cymru stalwart resigns amid ‘ongoing turmoil’ within Llanelli Branch

A lifelong member of Plaid Cymru has resigned from the Party amid what many are claiming to be an ongoing turmoil within the Llanelli Branch of the party.

Dyfrig Thomas stood as a Plaid Cymru Candidate in the 1964 Westminster election in the then Pembroke constituency.

He was a familiar figure at Plaid Cymru events and regularly campaigned on behalf of the party at local and national elections.

In 2017 he was presented with a lifetime achievement award for his years of dedicated...

AM backs new ‘funeral poverty’ awareness campaign

NEIL Hamilton, AM for Mid & West Wales and Leader of UKIP Wales, is backing a new awareness campaign to tackle funeral poverty in Wales.

Mr Hamilton, is supporting terminal illness charity, Marie Curie, in calling for urgent action to prevent more people falling into unmanageable debt due to spiralling funeral costs.

He said:“I was amazed to hear the cost of a basic funeral which was just under £2,000 in 2004, has almost doubled and is now more than £4,000.

“This is a huge...

Neil Hamilton AM congratulates ‘inspirational’ Elly Neville

NEIL Hamilton, AM for Mid & West Wales and Leader of UKIP Wales, has praised an eight year old from Pembroke Dock for helping to raise over £150,000 for charity.

Mr Hamilton, was delighted to welcome Elly Neville, to the Senedd, this week and congratulate her on the success of the Elly’s Ward 10 Flag Appeal.

The campaign, to raise funds for Ward 10 at Withybush Hospital, Haverfordwest, began in 2015, after Elly won a school competition to design a collage of the...

Welsh Government aim for disposable plastic waste

NEIL Hamilton, AM for Mid & West Wales and Leader of UKIP Wales, has welcomed plans to consolidate Wales’s place as the leading UK nation for recycling and reducing waste.

Mr Hamilton, Party Spokesman for the Environment, was commenting after Environment Minister, Hannah Blythyn, told the Assembly she hoped to see Wales take the lead and become the world’s first ‘refill nation.’

She announced a series of measures, which included work getting underway to improve access...

AM welcomes increased savings safeguard for older people

LLANELLI'S Assembly Member, Lee Waters, has welcomed this week’s Welsh Government announcement that’ll see people in residential homes able to keep an extra £10,000 of their savings when they move into care.

The announcement was delivered by Huw Irranca-Davies AM, Minister for Children and Social Care, who confirmed that the capital limit - which is used to decide whether a person pays the full cost of their residential care themselves, or receives financial support from their...

AM urges public to have their say on rural crime

NEIL Hamilton, AM for Mid & West Wales and Leader of UKIP Wales, is urging his constituents not to miss out on sharing their views on crime in rural areas.

Mr Hamilton, Party Spokesman for Agriculture and Rural Affairs, is calling on people to take part in the 2018 National Rural Crime survey.

The previous report, three years ago, when 13,000 people responded, revealed the huge cost of rural crime at around £800 million a year.

Mr Hamilton said: “This is a staggering...

Plaid Cymru warns that some farmers could see basic farm payments cut after 2019

PLAID Cymru has warned that some farmers could see their basic farm payments cut after 2019.

With Welsh agriculture at a cross roads because of the Brexit process there has been no guarantee from the Labour Government for farm payments after 2019 in Wales.

Plaid Cymru’s Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Simon Thomas said: “Agriculture will face the biggest impact if we leave the European Union according to research by the NFU.  They estimate for every £1 invested in...