Who gets paid what at the Council?

Yesterday we had another Full Council meeting. This was the Agenda: Apologies Declarations of Interest Urgent matters Chair’s Diary Minutes Arrangement’s for the election of Chair and Vice Chair Independent Remuneration Panel For Wales Report Member training and development Pay Policy Statement Notice of Motion Council Forward Work Programme We were there for the best…

May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears

The Barrister from Kensington & Chelsea, who is also the Tory candidate for Clwyd South, sent the letter, below, to the Leader earlier this week, attacking me and Plaid Cymru and preaching about ‘living within our means’. I sent this reply today: Sir… The Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Clwyd South claims that the economy is growing and that…

Wales: “highest rate of child poverty”

A Save The Children Child poverty report states that “Wales has the highest rate of child poverty of any nation in the UK”. It is estimated that there are 600,000 children living in Wales, with 1 in 3 living in poverty and 90,000, or 14%, in severe poverty. Save the Children estimate that we have…

7,500 Wrexham children living in debt #DebtTrap

More than 7,500 children in Wrexham are living in families trapped by debt, research by The Children’s Society has revealed. Mabon ap Gwynfor, Plaid Cymru spokesperson for Clwyd South said the UK Government was targeting children and vulnerable people with its austerity measures, saying that communities in Wales suffered more than other parts of the…