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ISHERWOOD: WALES LAGGING BEHIND ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND IN HELPING FIRST TIME BUYERS PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 20 January 2012 10:15

 

Shadow Housing Minister, Mark Isherwood, has called on the Housing Minister to address the lack of support for first time buyers in Wales which is making it difficult for them to get a foot on the property ladder.

Responding the Minister’s Statement this week on ‘Meeting the Housing Challenge’, Mr Isherwood stressed that UK Chancellor George Osborne announced the mortgage indemnity scheme for England in his autumn statement - designed to encourage lenders to offer mortgages covering 95 per cent of the value of a property to make it easier for first-time buyers to get finance - and that Scotland has also announced a similar scheme.

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ISHERWOOD: AM CRITICISES MINISTER’S DECISION TO DELAY ANGLESEY ELECTIONS PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 January 2012 08:24

 

NORTH Wales Assembly Member, Mark Isherwood, has criticised today’s statement by Local Government Minister Carl Sargeant that local government elections on Anglesey have been delayed for a year.

Mr Isherwood spoke out on the matter in the Assembly Chamber during a question to the First Minister on Welsh Government plans for the timing of the 2012 local government elections.

He said the decision to postpone the elections on Anglesey is a bad one and will deny the people of Ynys Môn the opportunity to have their say on a number of fundamental issues.

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ISHERWOOD: WELSH GOVERNMENT MUST DO MORE TO IMPROVE COMMUNITY SAFETY PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 January 2012 08:23

 

 

SHADOW Minister for North Wales, Communities and Housing, Mark Isherwood, has this afternoon called on the Welsh Government to do more to improve community safety and highlighted North Wales concerns regarding funding for services which support people through the criminal justice system.

Speaking in the debate on Creating Safer Communities for All, Mr Isherwood expressed concern that the most recent figures for Wales show that violence against the person, sexual offence and robbery incidents increased between 2001 – 2009 and stressed that the Welsh Government should be engaging fully with partners to promote an inclusive agenda and create a safer Wales for all.

He said: “It is deeply concerning that the Welsh Government’s ‘Right to be Safe’ strategy has been described as “cumbersome and confusing”, whilst delivery of the Programme has been labelled “piecemeal”.

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ISHERWOOD: CONSTITUENTS INVITED TO MEET WITH ASSEMBLY MEMBER PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 January 2012 08:23

 

WELSH Conservative Assembly Member for North Wales, Mark Isherwood, who is Shadow Minister for North Wales, Communities and Housing, will be holding surgeries this Friday (January 20th).

 

Mr Isherwood will be at Caernarfon Library in  Pavillion Road between 11am and noon, at Bangor Library from 1.30pm until 2.30pm and at Caffi Coed Brenin in Bethesda from 4pm until 5pm.

 

 

 

 
ISHERWOOD: “EUROPEAN PROGRAMME HAS NOT HELPED NORTH WALES” PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 January 2012 08:21

Speaking in the Assembly, North Wales Assembly Member Mark Isherwood has described Welsh Government claims regarding the positive contribution made by European programmes as “a bit sick,” given the latest Gross Value Added (GVA) figures published only last month.

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