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Arfon MP Hywel Williams sets out why he'll be rejecting Prime Minister’s Brexit deal

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In a public intervention prior to the House of Commons voting on the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal next Tuesday, Plaid Cymru Member of Parliament for Arfon and Member of the Brexit Select Committee, Hywel Williams has set out why he’ll be voting against the Prime Minister’s deal.

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Health Board renege on promise to keep emergency vascular services at world-renowned unit

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Plaid Cymru Assembly Member for Arfon Siân Gwenllian and Member of Parliament Hywel Williams have accused the Welsh Labour Government and Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board of reneging on a pledge to keep world-renowned emergency vascular and lower limb salvage services at Ysbyty Gwynedd, as speculation mounts that the Health Board is planning to create a new centralised service based at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd and remove established emergency vascular provision from both Bangor and Wrexham hospitals, as early as February 2019.

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Hywel and Siân ramp-up pressure on Welsh government to cut business rates

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Plaid Cymru MP for Arfon Hywel Williams and AM Siân Gwenllian have renewed calls on the Welsh Labour Government to cut business rates for small businesses in their constituency as they urge constituents to shop local and support Small Business Saturday.

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Plaid MP praises local mountain rescue service in parliament as team mark 50 years of lifesaving

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Plaid Cymru Member of Parliament for Arfon Hywel Williams has laid a formal Motion in Parliament to recognise Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team’s 50th anniversary, which they will be celebrating tomorrow (Saturday).

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AM calls for 'independent review' into English GCSE grading

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Plaid Cymru shadow cabinet secretary for Education and the Welsh language has called for an urgent and independent inquiry following the confirmation that major changes to the examination criteria meant that pupils who sat the English GCSE examination in the summer of 2018 were placed at a clear disadvantage when compared to pupils who sat the exam in the summer or autumn of 2017.

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Plaid Cymru petitions UK government over social security stitch-up

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A petition calling on the UK government to postpone the roll-out of Universal Credit in Gwynedd has been launched by Plaid Cymru Members of Parliament for Arfon and Dwyfor Meirionnydd.

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Arfon AM and staff wear pink for cancer

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Last Friday (October 19th) was the Breast Cancer Now charity’s Wear It Pink Day, where people were encouraged to wear a splash of pink to work, school or out and about in order to raise awareness of the need for vital research into breast cancer. Plaid Cymru staff in the office in Caernarfon all wore pink to work on Friday to support the cause.

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Arfon AM welcomes Welsh 'Clwb Cwtsh' courses

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Arfon AM Siân Gwenllian welcomed a new project offering free Welsh courses that will be held in 76 locations across Wales, aiming to introduce Welsh to young parents.

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Labour government bows to Plaid Cymru pressure on second homes

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Following concerns raised by Plaid Cymru that five million people in the UK now own more than one home and that Gwynedd now has five thousand second homes - the largest number of any UK area – the Welsh Labour Government has said it will take some steps to correct an anomaly that currently means many second home owners are exempt from having to pay council tax or business rates on their properties.

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Arfon AM backs winter flu vaccinations

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As the winter months and flu season fast close in on us, the Beat Flu Team is once again launching its campaign to encourage people to get in touch with their GP surgeries and arrange a flu jab. Every winter in the UK thousands of people are affected by illnesses brought on by flu, with 170,000 people in Wales suffering, especially those within the at-risk groups who are more likely to contract the illness and suffer badly as a consequence.

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