Parental Alienation campaigners meet with High Court Judge in the Family Division

The ongoing campaign to tackle the issue of Parental Alienation moved forward again last week. Following on from a previous meeting with the Justice Minister Paul Maynard MP, a group of cross-party politicians and campaigners; Neil McEvoy AM, Ivan Lewis MP and Andrew Bridgen MP, met with Sir Stephen Cobb – High Court Judge in the Family Division to discuss Parental Alienation. Sir Stephen is a member of the Ministry of Justice Safeguarding Inquiry Panel [i] and the architect of the latest proposals from the President of the Family Division[ii] – Sir Andrew McFarlane – on Private Law.

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My expulsion: what you need to know

Neil McEvoy expelled

The evening of Beaujolais Day in Cardiff in November 2016, a Labour politician a bit worse for wear, seemed pleased telling me that he would not want to be me in the New Year. He said that everything was already in place and I would find out as soon as the campaign for the local elections began.

On Friday 3rd March 2017 I was found guilty of bullying a council eviction officer by a handpicked Ombudsman Tribunal Panel, or Show Trial, for saying on 21st July 2015 that a Cardiff Plaid led Council would restructure the organisation. The complaint came not from the officer, but from a Labour councillor. The public saw through the nonsense, the great shame is that Plaid Cymru Chair Alun Ffred could not.

The harsh reality was that a poor family was unjustly thrown out of their home. The Council had presented incorrect evidence to court and my constituents suffered. Carrying their belongings with them out of their home, whilst the family and neighbours were crying, was the worst experience of my political life.
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Welsh government must not ignore police concerns about smacking ban

Neil McEvoy

Neil McEvoy, Independent AM for South Wales Central, has called on the Government not to ignore concerns about banning smacking.

Citing a letter from a serving senior police officer sent to AMs this week (see below), Mr McEvoy said, “There are real concerns about how workable this smacking ban is going to be. Here we’ve got an experienced police officer writing to AMs saying the majority of officers think it is dangerous to pull front-line officers into allegations of a mum tapping her toddler on the behind, or indeed parents in general doing this. They just don’t have the time for this. As he says the ‘front-line is creaking as it is’.

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Why I withdrew my Plaid Cymru membership application

Below is my letter to Plaid explaining my reasons for withdrawing my application to re-join Plaid Cymru.

Given the way the process has been conducted I concluded that the only outcome of the panel would have been permanent expulsion. Just some of the issues included finally being told I was allowed legal representation with only two working days before the second panel. This is something I had asked for from before I was even expelled. And the hearing panel members were only confirmed the afternoon before the hearing was meant to take place, which included members with a proven pre-existing hostility against me.

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Parental Alienation – Meeting with Justice Minister Paul Maynard

Neil McEvoy Westminster Parental Alienation
Paula Bradshaw MLA, Andrew Bridgen MP, Ivan Lewis MP & Neil McEvoy AM

Yesterday, a delegation of MPs met with new Ministry of Justice Minister Paul Maynard MP to discuss the issue of Parental Alienation and the failure of the current family law system to protect child and adult victims. Too often children have no contact with their non-resident parents on a long-term basis despite there being no evidence of abuse or harm.

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The confidential report the Labour Welsh Government doesn’t want you to see

Drakeford classified top secret

Second attempt to reveal hidden inquiry surrounding politician’s suicide

The independent Assembly Member, Neil McEvoy has launched a fresh attempt at forcing the Welsh Government to publish a report that it’s trying to keep buried.

“It’s time the Welsh Government came clean and released the inquiry into the handling of Carl Sargeant’s sacking” the AM for South Wales Central said.

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Neil McEvoy calls for more support for male victims of emotional and domestic abuse

Neil McEvoy domestic support

Independent Assembly Member, Neil McEvoy, has called for more Welsh Government support for male victims of emotional and domestic abuse, in an effort to reduce the number of men who take their own life.

The South Wales Central AM has introduced two amendments to a debate on Wednesday. The debate is on the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee report on suicide prevention in Wales.

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Cardiff girl trapped in Yemen returns home

The daughter of Jackie Saleh, Safia Saleh, her husband Labeb  and their children Mohammed 12; Jacqueline 11, Lucy 10, and Asalah aged 2 arrived safely in Cardiff late last night. They flew to Heathrow from Cairo via Morocco.  I was there at Heathrow Airport and saw the amazing moment the family was reunited. After being unlawfully taken from her mother almost 35 years ago, Safia Saleh is now back home in Ely, Cardiff with her mother Jackie.

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Vote to end unethical puppy farming in Wales

Neil McEvoy with puppy welfare campaigners
Neil McEvoy AM with animal welfare campaigners at the National Assembly for Wales

Independent Assembly Member Neil McEvoy has introduced an amendment to a motion in the National Assembly for Wales calling for the end of puppy farming.

The practice of battery farming dogs for sale is already set to be banned in England. Intensive breeding of dogs can mean hundreds of animals living in very cramped conditions, with female dogs forced to breed multiple litters a year.

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Crowdfunder launched for Cardiff girl trapped in Yemen

Cardiff girl trapped in Yemen

A new crowdfunder has been launched by Jackie Saleh to bring her daughter back from the Yemen to Cardiff.

Jackie’s daughters were abducted in 1986 by her ex-husband and taken to the Middle East. She spent years searching for them but didn’t speak to her daughters again for 15 years, when they managed to get in contact with her.

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