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ISHERWOOD: AM CALLS FOR WELSH GOVERNMENT STATEMENT ON COMMUNITIES FIRST PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 June 2011 10:03
 NORTH Wales Assembly Member, Mark Isherwood, has called on the Welsh Government to keep communities informed about the future of its controversial Communities First programme.In calling for a Welsh Government statement on the Welsh Government’s flagship programme for improving the prospects of people living in the most disadvantaged communities, Mr Isherwood, who is the Shadow Minister for Communities and Housing, stressed that with the second phase of the Communities First programme  to an end next year, it is crucial that Members and the communities of Wales "know what is coming next and what is going on currently in Communities First areas."

Speaking during this week's Business Statement, Mr Isherwood, said: "We know that, in your budget to 2014, big cuts will be made to Communities First from 2012. The Minister, in his past and present post, has told us that officials are looking at the next phase of Communities First.

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ISHERWOOD: DISABLED PEOPLE DISADVANTAGED BY LACK OF WELSH STRATEGY ON INDEPENDENT LIVING PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 June 2011 10:03
 NORTH Wales Assembly Member, Mark Isherwood, has called for a Welsh Government Statement after Disability Wales told a Westminster inquiry this week that the lack of a Welsh strategy on independent living disadvantages disabled people.

Speaking during this week's Business Statement, Mr Isherwood, who has long been calling for disabled people in Wales to be given more choice and control over their lives, said: "When I spoke at the launch of the Independent Living NOW! campaign at a Disability Wales conference, we heard from disabled people who said that they wanted the freedom to choose to be in control of their own lives. Two months ago, when Disability Wales was at the Assembly to launch its manifesto for independent living, we heard about the importance of giving disabled people more choice and control over their lives.

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ISHERWOOD: AM CHALLENGES FIRST MINISTER OVER WELSH GOVERNMENT SUBSIDY FOR NEW EXPRESS PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 June 2011 10:02
A NORTH Wales Assembly Member has challenged the First Minister this week over the substantial Welsh Government  subsidy for the new North/South express train and expressed concern that it is able to undercut  general service fares.

During this week’s Questions to the First Minister, Welsh Conservative, Mark Isherwood, asked Carwyn Jones why his Government  is subsidising, to the tune of £100,000 a week, a second premier express service that leaves Holyhead just 15 minutes before the general service in the morning and why , in consequence, the premier service is able to undercut the general service fares, on advance purchase, by 50 per cent or more.

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ISHERWOOD & SANDBACH – ASSEMBLY MEMBERS CALL FOR NEW BOWEL CANCER DETECTION TEST IN WALES PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 June 2011 10:02
 NORTH Wales Assembly Members Mark Isherwood and Antoinette Sandbach are supporting calls for a new screening procedure that could prevent a third of bowel cancers.

The Welsh Conservative AMs this week attended an Assembly event hosted by Cancer Research UK to help raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of bowel cancer and to hear about the new screening procedure, Flexisigmoidoscopy (Flexisig), a method of detecting and removing polyps before they develop into bowel cancer.

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ISHERWOOD: AM PRAISES REMPLOY SUCCESS PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 May 2011 12:13

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WELSH Conservative AM, Mark Isherwood, has praised the 37% increase in jobs found in Wales by
an employment provider for disabled people and those who experience complex barriers to work.

Mr Isherwood, who following past visits to Remploy’s Wrexham factory has championed the work they do, has this week applauded the company after hearing that for the period April 2010 to March 2011 it helped a record number of disabled people into employment across Wales.

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