Increase property renaming fee to save Welsh place names

HAPPY DONKEY HILL. NAMELESS CWM. DIM DIOLCH. Two Welsh National Party members of Gwynedd Council and a WNP Porthmadog Town Councillor have launched a campaign for the property renaming fee in Gwynedd to be dramatically increased in order to protect Welsh place names. Councillors Peter Read, Dylan Bullard and Jason Humphries launched the campaign after the Labour Welsh Government voted against passing national legislation to protect historic Welsh place names. Continue reading

WNP Councillors call for bonus payment to municipal work teams

The WNP Council Group has written to the Leader of Gwynedd Council calling for them to pay a bonus to municipal work teams, in line with other local authorities, in recognition for their work throughout the COVID crisis. The Plaid Cymru administration has decided against paying a bonus. Continue reading

Smaller Class Sizes, local schools and a Multilingual, Confident Wales

Neil McEvoy, Leader of the Welsh National Party, is proposing that teaching three languages from day one of school, should be the norm in Wales. Mr McEvoy has introduced three amendments to a Plaid Cymru debate in the Senedd on education. The amendments call for investment for Welsh language immersion courses, teaching a modern foreign language from Year 1 of school and for support for class sizes to be cut to 20 children. Continue reading

GWYNEDD WNP COUNCIL GROUP LEADER LAUNCHES PETITION TO SCRAP LDPS

Cllr Peter Read, the Leader of the Welsh National Party Group on Gwynedd Council has launched a petition to scrap LDPs in Wales. Continue reading

WELSH NATIONAL PARTY TABLES VITAL AMENDMENT TO PROTECT BUSINESSES AND KICK START WELSH ECONOMY

WNP leader, Neil McEvoy MS introduced the amendment to The Economy and Covid-19 Debate in the Senedd today. It calls for the Welsh Government to protect businesses by taking immediate action on the Covid-19 business rate relief and supporting those in the hospitality sector who are being currently charged full rent during lockdown.  Continue reading

WNP Calls for a Welsh Constitution for All

WNP Leader Neil McEvoy called on the Welsh Government to support writing a Welsh Constitution and a bill of Rights. The Member of the Senedd for South Wales Central asked a topical question in the Senedd about community cohesion in light of the murder of George Floyd in the US.  Continue reading

Second Gwynedd Councillor joins the WNP

Cllr Peter Read, who represents Abererch ward, has announced that he has joined the Welsh National Party. He becomes the second Gwynedd Councillor to do so, after Cllr Dylan Bullard joined the party in April. The WNP was formed at the beginning of this year and already boasts seven Councillors across three local authorities, as well as one member of the Senedd (Welsh Parliament). Continue reading

Gwynedd Councillor Dylan Bullard joins the WNP

A Gwynedd Councillor, who represents Pwllheli North ward on Gwynedd Council has announced he will sit as a WNP Councillor. Cllr Bullard becomes the latest elected official to join the party after Cllr Martyn Peters on Neath Port Talbot Council joined, as well as four Councillors in Wales’ capital city. Party leader, Neil McEvoy also sits in the National Assembly for Wales for the WNP. Continue reading

WNP Calls for End of Proroguing the National Assembly

The Leader of the Welsh National Party (WNP), Neil McEvoy AM, has submitted a motion to the Business Committee of the National Assembly for Wales calling for weekly business to resume in the Senedd. In recent weeks the National Assembly has met online only once a week, and for just a couple of hours, to hear statements, with no way for AMs to submit formal oral questions. Meanwhile, the parliaments in Edinburgh and London have begun returning to normal levels of business. Continue reading

Protect the Welsh public not the Welsh government

The Leader of the WNP, Neil McEvoy AM, has called for the business of the National Assembly for Wales to recommence without delay. Mr McEvoy stated that the National Assembly had initially led the way on adapting to the Coronavirus pandemic by being the first Parliament in the UK to hold virtual plenary sessions, but that the Assembly was now failing in its duty to legislate for Wales. Continue reading