Vikki welcomes Shadow Brexit Secretary to Cynon Valley

Cynon Valley AM Vikki Howells welcomed Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer MP to Aberdare to show the Labour Shadow Cabinet Member how Cynon Valley people have benefitted from employment, education and training programmes supported by European Union funding.

The visit, hosted by Aberdare Careers Wales, was also joined by Shadow Secretary of State for Wales Jo Stevens MP and was part of a series of fact-finding visits arranged in South Wales to highlight the consequences of the UK leaving the EU.

The Cynon Valley Assembly Member also stressed that such funding should be protected in the future.

Vikki Howells AM said:-

“It was great to welcome Labour’s Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer and Shadow Welsh Secretary Jo Stevens to Careers Wales in Aberdare today.

“When we leave the EU our contributions will go straight back to the Tory Government in Westminster with not a penny guaranteed to come back to Wales.

“At this meeting we were able to stress the key work done by Careers Wales with EU funding, supporting 5,000 people back into work after redundancy, upskilling thousands of young people not in education, employment or training, and with over 800,000 users of their website per year.

“Having seen these benefits I am confident that Keir and Jo will press the case for Wales to receive fair funding from Westminster after we leave the EU.”