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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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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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