Local News

Guto Bebb meets Christian Aid campaigners

Guto Bebb MP was delighted to meet with a large group of campaigners from local churches to discuss with them the current Christian Aid Campaign ‘If’. The purpose of this campaign is to put pressure on the government to ensure that they take responsibility for tax avoidance by British Multinational businesses overseas.

Guto Bebb holds second 'Street Surgery'

Guto Bebb MP, supported by his constituency staff, held his second street surgery of the year in Bryn Seiri Road, Conwy on Saturday. A range of issues were brought to his attention including the state of the road surface in Berth y Glyd, residents curiosity about the status of a piece of land locally that had previously been earmarked for development, dog fouling on the path to Porth y Felin, ESA’s issues and a number of other benefit related matters.

Welsh Affairs Committee - Cross-border road and rail links

In a report published today, Wednesday 6 March 2013, the Commons Welsh Affairs Committee says that despite welcome new Government investment in cross border rail links, major problems remain with the key M4 road link.

Have a Wild Weekend for Wales 26 -28 October 2012

Do something wonderful for wildlife this Autumn and have a Wild Weekend for Wales! Apply for FREE Homebase vouchers up to £200 to create a new wildlife habitat in your community.

Tidy Wales Week 17 – 23 September 2012

Keep Wales Tidy are hoping that people living in every corner of the country will show how much they care for their local area by rolling up their sleeves and cleaning up their community as part of Tidy Wales Week 2012.

Visit to A4E – Colwyn Bay

I was fortunate on Thursday to be the first local MP to visit the new A4e offices in Colwyn Bay which serve the entire county of Conwy.  I was met and escorted around their operations by the local manager, Val Herd, who clearly brings a great passion and committment to her work which is reflected in the enthuthiastic team of eight that she has working on the Work Programme contract here in Conwy.

Virgin, First Group and the North Wales Coast Mainline

Many constituents have contacted me since the announcement of the success of First Group in winning the franchise for the West Coast mainline which includes services utilising the North Wales Coast line.  I must admit to being surprised by this decision.  Whilst it is apparent that the winning bid from First Group was some £1billion in excess of the Virgin bid it is difficult to see that they won the bid on any other criteria.

What does an MP do during recess?

Back from the States I decided to keep the diary going for another two weeks in order to provide a response to the question – why do Members of Parliament have such long holidays.  Well I do hope that offering a flavour of two weeks in the recess will offer some proof that for many of us the recess period is a crucial opportunity to engage fully with issues in the constituency.

Question Time with Guto - August 2012

I would like to invite you to attend one of the three events that I am holding in the constituency this autumn. These events are an informal opportunity for me to tell you what I am doing in Parliament; what plans the Government has for the new parliamentary session and also an opportunity for you to ask questions about on my work as an MP, either in Westminster or here in Aberconwy