New figures reveal “shocking” increase in patient waiting times during pandemic

The Leader of the Welsh National Party, Neil McEvoy MS, has called new patient waiting figures in Wales “shocking”. In a formal written response to Mr McEvoy, the Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, revealed that between March 2020 to the end of August patients waiting over 36 weeks for treatment in Wales had increased from 28,294 to 119,830, an increase of 324%. Continue reading

Presiding Officer refuses amendments on tackling racism

The Presiding Officer, Elin Jones, has deselected four amendments to a debate on tackling racism just hours before they were due to be debated on.The amendments called for race equality impact assessments to be updated, for a review on the implementation of the Lammy Review recommendations in Welsh prisons, to urge the UK Government to add a module on race and class to the Grenfell Tower inquiry and to note the racial discrimination experienced by those in Wales affected by the Windrush scandal, while calling on the UK Government to speed up compensation. Continue reading

Nuclear Mud Environmental Impact Assessment Must Be Independent

Following news that EDF has stated that they will carry out an Environmental Impact Assessment before carrying out any dumping of sediment from Hinkley Point nuclear power station, campaigners have expressed alarm at its lack of independence. Continue reading

Boxing Legend Steve Robinson Joins Welsh National Party

Welsh boxing legend and former WBO Featherweight Champion, Steve Robinson, has joined the Welsh National Party (WNP).  Continue reading

Nuclear Mud Petition Soars Past 10K

780,000 tonnes of sediment from nuclear plant set to be dumped just one mile from Wales’ capital city. The controversial topic is now up for debate in the Welsh Parliament.  Continue reading

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