New bid to release secret Welsh Government leak inquiry

The Assembly Member, Neil McEvoy, has launched a new bid to force the Welsh Government to release its hidden inquiry into whether there was an authorised leak of Carl Sargeant’s sacking.

Mr Sargeant was sacked from the Welsh Government after three anonymous complaints were received regarding his conduct. The complaints were not proven, investigated, reported to the police, or even written down, but Mr Sargeant lost his Cabinet job regardless. He took his life four days later.

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Welsh Government gave ‘full backing’ to Prince of Wales Bridge ‘from the outset’

The Secretary of State for Wales, Alun Cairns, has confirmed that the Welsh Government gave its full backing ‘from the outset’ to renaming the Second Severn Crossing to the Prince of Wales Bridge.

The bridge renaming has caused significant controversy in Wales, with almost 40,000 people signing a petition against the move. Protests have also been held in Wales and the United States, calling for the Welsh people to be consulted on the bridge’s name.

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New Plaid Cymru Group Takes Root in Llanelli

New Plaid Cymru Group Takes Root in Llanelli

A new political movement within Plaid Cymru will be making its first move with a meeting at the Best Western Diplomat hotel, Llanelli (Wednesday March 28, 7.30).

Neil McEvoy AM, speaking on behalf of the group, will set out its aims and he'll be joined on the platform by Gwyn Hopkins, the former Secretary of Llanelli Plaid Constituency, who will speak about natural justice and the history of the party in Llanelli.

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Neil McEvoy invokes Government of Wales Act to demand investigation into Carl Sargeant reshuffle leak is published

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Neil McEvoy AM has submitted an official motion to the National Assembly for Wales, calling for the Permanent Secretary of the Welsh Government to release a report of the investigation into the potential leak of information during the November 2017 Ministerial reshuffle. The reshuffle led to former Cabinet Secretary, Carl Sargeant, being sacked from his role.

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Securing a Joshua Legacy for Boxing in Wales

Neil McEvoy AM, Chair of Cross Party Group on Boxing with Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas AM, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sport

Promoting Welsh Boxing: Neil McEvoy AM, Chair of Cross Party Group on Boxing with Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas AM, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sport

 

SECURING A JOSHUA LEGACY FOR WELSH BOXING

Massive interest in the Anthony Joshua international boxing title matches held in Cardiff will drive growth in boxing, but could challenge the resources of Amateur Boxing Clubs in Wales, according to Neil McEvoy AM.

Neil McEvoy AM said “Wales has been granted a tremendous opportunity to build on the incredible resolve and determination of the Wales wide network of amateur boxing clubs, which have transformed so many lives for the better.

“In Wales we have always punched above our weight in the quality of boxers we produce, but now we need to make sure the interest in the Joshua matches brings lasting benefits to boxing in Wales.”

Anthony Joshua’s second match held in south Wales will bring his own WBA and IBF belts into contention with Joseph Parker’s WBO title on March 31st at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff while millions of spectators will also watch it around the world.

Ten days before Joshua meets Joseph Parker for their unification heavyweight showdown, the Cross Party Group (CPG) on Boxing, sponsored by Neil McEvoy AM, will meet in Cardiff Bay to discuss the future of Amateur Boxing in Wales.

The CPG Boxing meeting (Wednesday, March 21st, 6.30 for 7-8pm, Committee Room 5, Tŷ Hywel, Cardiff Bay) is open to the public and free, but places must be booked in advance on the Eventbrite.co.uk website:

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Voting for Democracy in Wales

Coral Hill pupil at Willows High School Cardiff with Neil MCEvoy at the Assembly

INTRODUCING THE NEXT GENERATION TO DEMOCRACY IN WALES

INTRODUCING THE NEXT GENERATION to the work of the Assembly and its elected members is vital for the future of  democracy in Wales, says South Wales Central AM, Neil McEvoy.

Coral Hill, a pupil from Willows High School, Cardiff visited the Senedd to discover more about the work of members of the Welsh parliament, as part of her studies for the Welsh BAC (Baccalaureate). Coral chose to research and write an essay on granting 16 year olds the right to vote in future Assembly elections.

Neil McEvoy said, "I was delighted to meet Coral and answer questions from such a well informed next time voter. It is vital we give our young people every opportunity to learn how our democracy works, and how we take up the issues which will affect their future.

"I am always very pleased to be able to meet pupils from South Wales Central in their schools or at the Senedd, to talk about how we strive in the Assembly to make Wales a better place to live and work."

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GETTING ‘THE LITTLE THINGS’ DONE FOR WALES

 

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NEIL McEVOY AM’s staff will be given the day off on St. David’s Day to celebrate Wales and take the opportunity, as the saying of our Patron Saint goes, to ‘do the little things’.

"I’m calling on all employers, as far as they can, to offer their employees a holiday on St David’s Day. Let’s take this opportunity to enjoy living in Wales and all that is good about being part of our country and nation. This can be celebrated by people of all origins and faiths alike – it’s a day we can celebrate the best of Wales together" said McEvoy.

Neil McEvoy AM will be joining the National Saint David’s Day Parade (01/03/2018) in Cardiff, commencing at 12.30 p.m. from City Hall, King Edward VII Avenue and going first to Queen Street, finishing at the Hayes: http://stdavidsday.org

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Cross Party Group on BOXING March 21st 2018

 

Cysgod-lun o Baffwyr / Silhouette of Boxers

The Cross Party Group on Boxing will be in Committee Room 5, Tŷ Hywel, Cardiff Bay, CF99 1NA, on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018, 6.30 for 7-8pm (please arrive before the start time, to pass through security).

Special Guest: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sport, Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas AM

To Book (places limited, booking is FREE but ESSENTIAL) click below (opens in new browser window): 

CPG Boxing Tickets

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What's hidden in the Hinkley mud?

Hinkley Power Station from offshore (c) Reading Tom

What’s Hiding in Hinkley’s Mud?

Fresh doubts were raised at Neil McEvoy AM’s weekly press briefing (13/02/2018) about tests made for radioactivity in the mud which energy company EDF proposes to dump in Cardiff’s inshore waters this summer.

Neil McEvoy AM invited independent researchers Dr Chris Busby, Tim Deere-Jones and Richard Bramhall to present new evidence at his weekly briefing for the Welsh media in the Assembly. They voiced concerns that previous findings of radioactive particles in river mud near Hinkley and Sellafield nuclear power plants should have been matched in data relied on for issuing EDF’s licence to dump, but were not.

They claimed this strongly suggests that important evidence has been missed, overlooked or possibly left out, with recent testing limited in its scope and unable to detect the ‘hot particles’ of plutonium, uranium and other nuclides that can lead to a legacy of dangerous effects. They pointed out that the limited set of most recent samples have been destroyed and cannot be re-tested.

Together they called for the internationally recognised precautionary principle to apply – that as there is an unknown but predictable potential risk from sediment at the outfall of a nuclear facility where levels of radioactive particles have increased, adequate testing of the mud must take place there before EDF removes 300,000 tonnes for dumping in water only 2.8 km from Cardiff.

Neil McEvoy AM said “I’m not in a position to be able to endorse these findings, but I believe they raise questions which, despite my pressing the relevant bodies and the Labour government in the Assembly repeatedly, have so far gone unanswered. If the answers are known, they should be made public – if they are not known, then the dumping should not go ahead until tests are done.

“The costs of testing are trivial when set against the potential health costs should the bland reassurances given turn out to be mistaken. Not only will the health of people along the length of the south Wales coast, and Cardiff in particular, be put at risk, but also wildlife in an internationally important and protected location”.

 

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A Sovereign Welsh Parliament - Let's Get It Done!

My response to Labour's broken budget proposals.

A sovereign Welsh Parliament making laws in all areas for everyone in Wales.

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