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MS ‘delighted’ to visit local secondary school

An MS was “delighted” to visit a secondary school in Conwy county to help pupils engage in politics and develop their civic awareness.

 

 

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‘Force online supermarkets to make it easy to choose Welsh meat ’ – PLAID CYMRU

Regulations to empower shoppers to back local farmers would bolster Welsh agriculture, says Llyr Gruffydd MS

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🎥 Watch: Life of a Senedd Member

 

A film produced by Iestyn O’Leary as part of his university final project.

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MS tells Wrexham Council to ‘get its act together’ on housing

An MS has told Wrexham Council to “get its act together” to address the housing crisis in the county.

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MS slams Welsh Government after Wrexham Glyndŵr University scraps community work programme

An MS has slammed the Welsh Government after Wrexham Glyndŵr University scrapped its undergraduate Youth and Community Work Programme.

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Llyr Gruffydd MS: “Our family farms must always come first”

Plaid Cymru reshuffle reappoints experienced agricultural campaigner to Rural Affairs post

Plaid Cymru’s new leader, Rhun ap Iorwerth, has reappointed the widely respected farming campaigner, Llyr Gruffydd as Rural Affairs spokesperson in the Party’s Senedd team.

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Welsh minister relying on ‘hollow’ Tory funding promises for vital farming scheme, says MS

A Welsh minister is relying on “hollow” promises from the UK Government as plans are developed for the new Sustainable Farming Scheme, according to an MS.

Llyr Gruffydd has warned Lesley Griffiths, the Welsh Minister for Rural Affairs, that a Tory pledge that Wales would not be a penny worse off for leaving the European Union “isn’t worth the paper it’s written on”.

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£300m cut poses ‘serious threat’ to North Wales’ canals, says MS

A funding cut of over £300m poses a “serious threat” to canals in North Wales, according to an MS.

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MS ‘dismayed’ at closure of NatWest branch in North Wales

An MS has said he is ”dismayed” by the announcement of the closure of a NatWest branch in North Wales.

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Take up doubles at North Wales school thanks to Plaid Cymru free meals policy

Plaid Cymru’s policy to introduce free school meals for primary school children has seen take up almost double in one north Wales school.

On a visit to Ysgol Borthyn in Ruthin, Plaid Cymru’s North Wales MS Llyr Gruffydd was delighted to find that the number of children having school meals had increased from about 35 to 60 in the past year.

He met with school head Tesni Lloyd-Jones, who explained that exact numbers varied as more opted for school dinners on Thursdays and Fridays but said they were almost double the numbers last year. The remainder choose to bring their own packed lunches.

Ms Lloyd-Jones said: “We’re fortunate in that we have a school cook who, as well as serving up a main meal and pudding, will go the extra mile to provide alternatives such as vegetarian dishes, wraps and a daily salad bar. Take up is particularly good in the reception class and there is capacity in both the kitchen and the main hall.”

School cook Christine Hughes added: “We have a large kitchen here with plenty of storage so the extra meals hasn’t been a problem at all. We have the same workload although I can imagine it would be more of a challenge in a school of 300 or more pupils.”

Mr Gruffydd said: “The uptake in demand is good to hear and that is even more pronounced in reception class, where 85% of pupils are having free school meals. It makes such a difference that children are getting a hot nutritious meal in school each day and also, given the cost of living crisis, it is saving families money.

“I’m immensely proud that Plaid Cymru’s policy, agreed as part of the Cooperation Agreement with the Welsh Government, is delivering for youngsters and their families.

“Some people had doubts that it could be rolled out in such a short timescale but the proof is in front of us – schools are delivering, pupils are benefitting and our policies are making a real difference to people’s day-to-day lives.”

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