Weekly Round Up – 22nd October

Please find below information on some of my highlights as Member of the Senedd for Cynon Valley from the last seven days. Next week, the Senedd is in recess, so my next round up will appear on 5 November.


  1. Visit to Bryncynon Strategy’s ‘Listening Project’, which aims to tackle loneliness, isolation and food poverty.
  2. Arranged multi-agency meeting with local Councillors, South Wales Police and Trivallis to discuss issues raised during a recent street surgery in Aberaman North.
  3. Wellies on for a peatlands visit with Natural Resources Wales.
  4. The candidates to represent Cynon Valley in the Welsh Youth Parliament are announced. Young people aged between 11 and 18 have until 12 November to register to vote, with voting taking place that month.


  1. Questioned the Minister for Health and Social Services on the Welsh Government Winter Plan for our health and care services.
  2. Spoke in a debate advocating a Welsh Marcora Law, to make it easier for Welsh workers to buyout their workplace if it is at risk of failure. I drew on the example of Tower Colliery in my contribution.
  3. The Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee scrutinised Welsh Government Ministers.
  4. Attended a round table discussion on the regulation of animal rescue and rehoming centres in Wales.
  5. Met with the National Education Union to discuss education policy and how schools are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Welsh Government

  1. The Welsh Government updated MSs on the South Wales Metro.
  2. The Welsh Government has said it will pursue a progressive economic policy that focusses on better jobs, narrowing the skills divide and tackling poverty.
  3. There was an update from Ministers on the Independent Commission on the Constitutional Future of Wales.
  4. An action plan to eradicate period poverty and ensure period dignity for all in Wales has been announced by the Welsh Government.