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ISHERWOOD: NORTH WALES AM APPOINTED SHADOW MINISTER FOR COMMUNITIES AND HOUSING PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 May 2011 12:12
  NORTH Wales Assembly Member, Mark Isherwood, has been appointed as Shadow Minister for Communities and Housing in the National Assembly for Wales by Acting Welsh Conservative Group Leader, Paul Davies. 

Commenting on the appointment Mr Isherwood, who has previously held Shadow Ministerial briefs on Housing, Social Justice and Equality, said: “I’m delighted to have been appointed to this important role and I am particularly pleased that I can continue holding the Welsh Labour Government to account over the housing crisis facing Wales.”

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ISHERWOOD: NORTH WALES AM APPOINTED SHADOW MINISTER FOR COMMUNITIES AND HOUSING PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 May 2011 12:12

 

NORTH Wales Assembly Member, Mark Isherwood, has been appointed as Shadow Minister for Communities and Housing in the National Assembly for Wales by Acting Welsh Conservative Group Leader, Paul Davies.

 

Commenting on the appointment Mr Isherwood, who has previously held Shadow Ministerial briefs on Housing, Social Justice and Equality, said: "I’m delighted to have been appointed to this important role and I am particularly pleased that I can continue holding the Welsh Labour Government to account over the housing crisis facing Wales."

 

Mr Isherwood added: "Other challenges ahead include addressing the highest levels of child poverty in the UK, the next stage of Communities First and fighting for a Big Welsh Society.

"Of course, Wales has a Big Society already, with a strong tradition of community and an army of volunteers, but what has been termed "the third society" has increasingly been seen as a vehicle for delivering strategy and programmes as an extension of Welsh Government.

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ISHERWOOD: AM SUPPORTS MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE CAMPAIGN PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 May 2011 12:11
  NORTH Wales Assembly Member, Mark Isherwood, is supporting Mind Week 2011 (May 16-21)  and the charity's 'Taking Care of Business' campaign which addresses issues of mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.Mr Isherwood said: “As this campaign highlights, for too long poor mental health at work has been ‘the elephant in the room’, an image used in the campaign -  it exists but too often it is ignored.“This campaign aims to help people understand and start talking about the costs of neglecting mental wellbeing in the workplace."Conditions such as anxiety, depression and unmanageable stress affect one in six British workers each year, and can cost businesses up to £26 billion annually. However, simple steps can help to manage mental health issues in the workplace and promote the wellbeing of staff which could save firms up to one third of these costs. "The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has teamed up with Mind to publish guidance to help small firms manage mental health and wellbeing in the workplace and support their staff, as many small businesses are in an ideal position to make the kind of simple, cost effective and non-bureaucratic changes that will help improve staff wellbeing and ultimately save money." 
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ISHERWOOD: AM SPEAKS AT NORTH WALES BIG SOCIETY? EVENT PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 May 2011 12:09

 

NORTH Wales Assembly Member, Mark Isherwood, has today emphasised the crucial role of David Cameron’s Big Society in building "a stronger, fairer Wales in a stronger, fairer Britain."

Speaking at the Institute of Fundraising Cymru’s ‘The Significance of the Big Society’ event at Conwy Business Centre, Mr Isherwood stressed that "the concept of Big Society was not designed for an age of austerity, but rather for any age of Social and Economic aspiration - yes, delivering more for less at a time of deficit reduction but also delivering more for the same when budgets are stable and more for more when budgets are growing."

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ISHERWOOD: ASSURANCES NEEDED OVER CAUSE OF DUST LINKED TO FLINTSHIRE CEMENT PLANT PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 15 April 2011 10:05

FOLLOWING this week’s announcement that the Environment Agency is considering whether to take further action against a Flintshire cement plant after residents reported being affected by dust, Welsh Conservative regional candidate for North Wales, Mark Isherwood, has called for assurances that any dust released presented no risk to health or the local environment.
Mr Isherwood said: “Hanson Cement has previously assured me that escapes of dust from the Padeswood site have not come from the kiln and do not represent a risk to public health. However, given the widespread concerns expressed locally about possible health and environmental risks, resulting in an investigation led by Public Health Wales, the public need to know the cause of the latest dust reported by local residents. In the interests of public confidence and reassurance, we need to be assured that any dust released presented no risks to health or the local environment.”

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