Assembly News

Have your say on the Welsh Assembly’s name.

As part of the UK Government’s devolution agenda, the Welsh Government and the National Assembly for Wales are expected to receive a range of new powers. The new powers will provide both organisations with greater responsibility for finding Welsh solutions to Welsh problems, as well as making them more accountable to those living in Wales.

In July 2016 the Welsh Assembly decided that it should take the opportunity to rebrand itself, as a change of name will inspire “confidence, trust and pride” amongst the people of Wales. Some of the names being considered are the Parliament of Wales, Welsh Parliament, Senedd or Senedd Cymru. Assembly Members’ titles would be changed accordingly. The Assembly has launched a consultation for members of the public to put their comments forward.

Janet Haworth AM welcomed to Senedd.

Janet Haworth has today taken been sworn in as an Assembly Member for North Wales.  Guto Bebb, Member of Parliament for Aberconwy, was delgihted by the news and commented:  "I am looking forward to working with her as an Assembly Member and I know she will use her life skills and experience to be a strong voice for the residents of North Wales."

Labour silent on land sales scandal

Labour’s First Minister today failed to provide details of any lessons learnt by the Welsh Government following the news of the closing of the Regeneration Investment Fund for Wales.

8 minute ambulance target missed again

Carwyn Jones’ Labour Government today missed its ambulance response time target of 65% of ambulances responding to an immediately life threatening call within eight minutes.

Labour Council facing ‘Armageddon’ bungs top bureaucrats £631,000

It has emerged that Labour-run Rhondda Cynon Taff Council, which last week claimed it was facing financial ‘Armageddon’ following cuts of 3.3% to its budget, spent over £3million on redundancy payments to staff last year, including £631,000 to five top executives. 

13 years of health inequality and counting…

Commenting on the Chief Medical Officer’s Annual Report – which highlights persistent health inequality in Wales and sets out a number of recommendations to improve life expectancy and healthcare services –