News from Westminster & Ynys Môn

Virginia backs British farming on Back British Farming Day

Virginia Crosbie MP has today shown support for British food and farming on Back British Farming Day, recognising the crucial role farmers play in producing food for the nation and for Ynys Môn. The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) provided MPs with a Back British Farming wool and wheatsheaf pin badge to publicly display their support…

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September’s Hidden Heroes: Môn FM

MônFM Community Radio Station has been in existence for nine years and since 2012 it has broadcast a bilingual mix of locally-based music, news and chat to North-West Wales. During lockdown the station played a significant part in the lives of many people – their dedicated team of volunteers made a special effort to broadcast…

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Kickstart scheme launches today

Businesses are now able to sign up to be part of the landmark £2bn Kickstart scheme, giving unemployed young people a future of opportunity and hope by creating high-quality, UK Government-subsidised jobs across the UK.  Under the scheme, announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak as part of his Plan for Jobs, employers can offer youngsters aged 16-24…

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£32.2m in business loans across Wales

Virginia Crosbie has welcomed the announcement that the UK Government-owned British Business Bank has issued its 75,000th loan through its Start Up Loans programme, marking more than £623 million invested in small businesses across the UK since its launch in 2012. Across Wales, 3,443 loans have been made so far to small businesses and entrepreneurs,…

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August’s Hidden Hero is Angharad

I run a voluntary mental health support group in Holyhead, Anglesey called ‘Let’s talk Holyhead.’ The group was set up in 2019 from my own personal experiences with mental health. I was refused referrals myself even having had a diagnosis of my own, so started up the group, realising through sharing my own story and…

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Landmark Domestic Abuse Bill passes Third Reading

This ground-breaking Bill has strengthened the protections available to victims and significantly improved the legal action that can be taken against perpetrators, as well as future-proofing the legislation to take account all types of domestic abuse. Selected to sit on the Bill Committee for her previous work and experience with domestic abuse victims, Virginia Crosbie,…

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Ynys Môn constituency given protected status

An amendment to the Parliamentary Constituencies Bill giving Ynys Môn protected status as a constituency has today been unanimously accepted by MPs.   Under the amended Bill, Ynys Mon will enjoy the same status already afforded to Orkney and Shetland, the Western Isles and the Isle of Wight. In proposing the amendment Conservative MP for Basingstoke,…

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July’s Hidden Heroes are Dawn, Nikki & Karen

We have lived in the village here in Moelfre all our lives, know all the people here, and love our village with its wealth of maritime history. We took over Y Siop in Moelfre in October 2018 with Dani who helps us out serving customers two mornings a week. From the start we did a…

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2 Sisters will pay full pay to workers

I am saddened and hugely concerned by the Coronavirus outbreak amongst workers at the 2 Sisters chicken processing plant in Llangefni. I wish all those who have fallen ill or tested positive with this terrible virus a fast and full recovery.  At the beginning of this crisis the UK Government rightly recognised people working in…

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June’s Hidden Hero is Stayce Weeder

June’s Hidden Hero is Stayce Weeder, the founder of Anglesey Acts of Random Kindness. On 5th June Virginia was honoured to thank Stayce for her immense contribution to our island in Parliament. You can read about Stayce’s amazing work, and watch Virginia thanking her in Parliament, below. “I set up Anglesey School Uniform bank last…

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