News from Westminster & Ynys Môn

Ynys Môn MP Defends Jobs at RAF Valley

Ynys Môn MP, Virginia Crosbie, yesterday held a debate in the House of Commons addressing recent news reports about the security of jobs at RAF Valley. In response to her constituents’ concerns, Ms Crosbie arranged for the debate in which she addressed the Minister for Defence Procurement, the Rt Hon Jeremy Quin MP, and raised…

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Ynys Môn MP Demands PM Commits to Wylfa​

At Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons this afternoon, Virginia Crosbie, MP for Ynys Môn, directly raised the issues facing the Wylfa Newydd nuclear power site. Following Hitachi’s withdrawal from the Wylfa Newydd project this September, Ms Crosbie fought for Horizon Nuclear Power to be given more time to explore other alternatives for…

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Ynys Môn MP Praises Island’s Fishing Community​

Ynys Môn MP, Virginia Crosbie took to the floor of the House of Commons Chamber yesterday to sing the praises of the fishing community on Anglesey. Whilst praising the Government’s new Fisheries Bill that replaces the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy, Ms Crosbie spoke of her recent visit to the inspirational fisherman Sion Riley. During lockdown,…

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RAF Valley Westminster Hall Debate Speech

It was an honour to be able to host a debate about RAF Valley. Here is the speech I gave in Westminster Hall: I beg to move, That this House has considered the future of funding and employment in RAF Valley. Bora da—good morning. It is an honour and a privilege to serve under your…

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Ynys Môn MP Questions Ministers on STEM and Future Generations

MP for Ynys Môn, Virginia Crosbie MP has questioned Ministers on their actions to support STEM degree uptake and investment in innovative careers. In the Parliamentary Questions session on Education on Monday, Ms Crosbie was given the opportunity to ask questions directly to the Minister responsible.  Drawing on her roots as a microbiologist, Ms Crosbie…

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Ynys Môn MP Empowers Island’s Farming Community

MP for Ynys Môn Virginia Crosbie yesterday hosted a private zoom meeting with Brian Bown, NFU Cymru Anglesey Country Chairman, his team and the Secretary of State for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the Rt Hon George Eustice MP, where they discussed in detail the new Agricultural Bill and how it…

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Agriculture Bill

Agriculture is critical to Ynys Môn.  It always has been.  We are not Môn Mam Cymru without good reason.  The farming community is important to Ynys Môn and it is important to me; many of the farmers here helped me turn the seat blue for the first time in 32 years and I owe them…

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UK Parliament Launches Welsh Language Learning Platform

The UK Parliament in Westminster has launched its online learning platform in Welsh allowing teachers, students and community groups to access a range of learning resources delivered in the Welsh language.  The new platform hosts bilingual content and allows groups to book community outreach sessions and workshops delivered in Welsh. David Clark, Head of Engagement…

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Wylfa Newydd Development Consent Order deadline extended

Following Hitachi’s unexpected withdrawal from the Wylfa Newydd project earlier in September, the UK Government today confirmed that the deadline for granting the Development Consent Order (DCO) for Wylfa Newydd will be extended beyond 30 September. In a letter to Duncan Hawthorne, CEO of Horizon Nuclear Power, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and…

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Ynys Môn boost from International Island Games

Anglesey has been selected to host the 40th Anniversary of the celebrated International Island Games hopefully in 2025.  The Games which will see 4,000 athletes competing from 24 islands across the world are expected to bring £4.5m into the local economy. Gareth Parry – Chair of the Ynys Môn Island Games Bid Committee – who…

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