Hamilton urges Welsh Goverment to save all-weather lifeboat

NEIL Hamilton, AM for Mid & West Wales and Leader of UKIP Wales, is urging the Welsh Government to step in and fight plans to downgrade the all-weather lifeboat at New Quay.

The RNLI has decided to replace the Mersey class All Weather Lifeboat with a smaller inshore vessel when its service life expires in 2020.

The news has brought a storm of protest from local people and a petition calling on the RNLI to reverse their decision has so far attracted more than 15,000 signatures. The...

Hamilton AM backs ‘keep active’ campaign

NEIL Hamilton, AM for Mid & West Wales and Leader of UKIP Wales, is backing a UK wide push to encourage patients to get up, dressed and keep moving.

The campaign, to encourage patients to change from their pyjamas and get moving around, is also being supported by the Chief Nursing Officer for Wales, Professor Jean White.

The #EndPJParalysis 70-day challenge aims to achieve one million patient days of relevant patients being dressed in day clothes and moving around, over a 70 day...

AM pledges support to bowel cancer

NEIL Hamilton, AM for Mid & West Wales and Leader of UKIP Wales has pledged to support Bowel Cancer UK’s campaign, to help raise awareness of symptoms during Bowel Cancer Awareness Month this April.

This month 188 people in Wales, will be diagnosed with bowel cancer and 77 people will die of the disease. It is the nation’s second biggest cancer killer. However, it need not be because it is treatable and curable, especially if diagnosed early.

Nearly everyone diagnosed at the...

Hamilton urges farmers to open their gates to the public

NEIL Hamilton, AM for Mid & West Wales and Leader of UKIP Wales, is urging farmers across his Region to open their gates to the public this June.

Mr Hamilton, Party Spokesman for Rural Affairs and Agriculture, is calling on his constituents to take part in the farming industry’s annual open day on Sunday June 10.

LEAF Open Farm Sunday, managed by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming), is one of the farming industry’s biggest success stories. Since the first Open Farm Sunday...

New guidelines to help develop tourism in Wales

NEIL Hamilton, AM for Mid & West Wales and Leader of UKIP Wales, is pleased to hear that a new grading scheme is to be introduced to measure visitor’s experiences in Wales.

Mr Hamilton, Party Spokesman for Culture, was commenting after it was announced that new Quality Assurance measures are being introduced, following a review by national tourism organisations of Wales, England, Scotland & Northern Ireland and the AA.

The revised guidelines will ensure that Quality Assurance...

Apply for a chance to travel the world

NEIL Hamilton, AM for Mid & West Wales and Leader of UKIP Wales, is urging young famers, in his constituency, to travel and learn more about agriculture in other countries.

Mr Hamilton, Party Spokesman for Rural Affairs and Agriculture, is calling on young people, under the age of 30 years, to apply for the Gareth Raw Rees Memorial Scholarship.

The Scholarship, which is supported by the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust, is making up to £2,500 available to lucky youngsters to make their...

AM urges budding entrepreneurs to enter a business ‘start-up’ competition

NEIL Hamilton, AM for Mid and West Wales and Leader of UKIP Wales, is urging budding entrepreneurs in Carmarthenshire, to enter a competition to help them develop a business.

He is calling on further and higher education students, who study, live in the county, or aim to set up their business in Carmarthenshire, to enter this year’s Beacon Bursary competition.

The annual competition, delivered through Carmarthenshire County Council in conjunction with Coleg Sir Gâr and University of...

AM calls for regulation over buying pets online

NEIL Hamilton, AM for Mid & West Wales and Leader of UKIP Wales is calling for regulation over the growing trade of buying pets on-line.

As Party Spokesman for Agriculture and Rural Affairs, he joined fellow AM’s in Cardiff, to highlight the increasing problem.

He said: “I share the concerns about the increasing number of pets being sold online. Last year alone, almost half a million adverts were placed for dogs, cats and rabbits in three leading classified websites in the UK....

Hamilton supports WWF Cymru’s Earth Hour 2018

NEIL Hamilton, AM for Mid & West Wales and Leader of UKIP Wales, is urging his constituents to switch off their lights for an hour this weekend, as part of Earth Hour day.

His is backing the WWF’s Earth Hour campaign 2018, the global movement to protect our planet, this Saturday, March 24 at 8.30-9.30pm.

Every year, millions of people across the world show their love for our planet and their commitment to protecting it by taking part in WWF’s Earth Hour.

Last year in Wales,...

Fighting for women’s pension rights

NEIL Hamilton, AM for Mid & West Wales and Leader of UKIP Wales, is urging the Welsh Government to put pressure on the Prime Minister to help thousands of women in Wales, facing hardship because of new pension rules.

In 1995 the Conservative Government’s Pension Act included plans to increase women’s State Pension Age to 65, the same as mens, and the 2011 Act saw a further increase to age 66.

Now Welsh UKIP leader Neil Hamilton, is calling on the Welsh Government to help fight...