Aberconwy

Like all the constituencies covered by the North West Wales Multi-Constituency Conservative Association, Aberconwy is a UK Parliamentary and Welsh Assembly constituency.  The Assembly seat was first contested in the 2007 Welsh Assembly elections, the Parliamentary seat in 2010.  At the last Parliamentary election it was a Conservative/Labour marginal, whilst at the last Assembly election it was a Conservative/Plaid Cymru/Labour marginal.

The constituency was created from the former Conwy and Meirionydd Nant Conwy constituencies and is based around the boundaries of the former Aberconwy Borough Council area.  The main population centres in Aberconwy are Llandudno, Conwy, Llandudno Junction, Penmaenmawr, Llanfarifechan and Llanrwst.

Aberconwy sits within Conwy County Borough and is made up of the following electoral divisions:  Betws-y-Coed, Bryn, Caerhun, Capelulo, Conwy, Craig Y Don, Deganwy, Eglwysbach, Gogarth, Gower, Llansanffraid (Glan Conwy), Marl, Mostyn, Pandy, Pant Yr Afon/Penmaenan, Penrhyn, Pensarn, Trefriw, Tudno and Uwch Conwy.

News

“Decade of decline” in North Wales A&E.

The Welsh Minister for Health and Social Services failed to address urgent calls for review and reform of the A&E department at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd this week.  This was requested by Janet Finch-Saunders, Shadow Welsh Minister for Social Care, as she highlighted the fact that Ysbyty Glan Clwyd has the worst performing A&E in Wales, and has not once hit the 95 per cent target for patients seen within the four-hour target time.

Cymru’s Cardiac Catastrophe.

Mark Drakeford AM, First Minister, has refused to make cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) a compulsory part of the new curriculum. This was his response to scrutiny by Janet Finch-Saunders, Shadow Welsh Minister for Children and Young People, when she championed CPR and raised concerns about the “cardiac catastrophe” the Welsh Government is creating in Wales.

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board “Huge Financial Vacuum”.

The Welsh Minister for Finance and Trefnydd has given assurances that there will be a focus on improvement and value for money at the heart of Welsh Government considerations of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board’s plans for 2020-21.

The commitment comes after Janet Finch-Saunders, Assembly Member for Aberconwy, scrutinised the Welsh Minister on the state of the health board’s finances.

Protect Llandudno Seals.

The RSPCA and Janet Finch-Saunders, Assembly Member for Aberconwy, are asking the public to “take small steps to save Llandudno seals”.

This follows the Assembly Member’s work with Conwy County Borough Council, Mostyn Estates, Wildlife Trust Wales, Natural Resources Wales, and local residents to successfully introduce a marine code of conduct for water vessels / recreational boats launching from Conwy Council owned slipways, and to see an educational sign on the Little Orme. Also, the call comes as a result of the spotting of injured seals at Pigeon's Cove, the Great Orme, over the weekend.

“Constructive Progress” on RSPB Conwy Cycle Path.

Following almost two decades of campaigning for a cycle path linking Conwy and Glan Conwy via the RSPB, Janet Finch-Saunders, Assembly Member for Aberconwy, has secured “constructive progress” on seeing its development.  However, she is pursuing a meeting with all key partners in an effort to expedite the project.

50% of TrawsCymru Bus Services miss Target.

Despite the Welsh Government confirming that TrawsCymru contracts require operators to ensure 95% of services run on time, Janet Finch-Saunders, Assembly Member for Aberconwy, and Shadow Minister for Older People, has found that 50% of services did not meet the target in 2018/19.

Perfect time to inspire improved physical activity.

With Wales having finished fourth in the Rugby Wold Cup, Janet Finch-Saunders, Assembly Member for Aberconwy, and Shadow Minister for Social Care, Children, Young People, and Older People, has called for a major push to encourage individuals to undertake physical activity.  This follows the finding that the percentage of adults in Wales undertaking less than 30 minutes of exercise has fallen since 2016-17, whilst there has been no improvement in the number undertaking exercise for more than half an hour a week.

Shadow Minister Calls for Emergency Funding to help Looked After Children.

With new data showing that the number of looked after children in Wales has reached the highest number since records began in 2003, Janet Finch-Saunders, Assembly Member for Aberconwy, and Shadow Welsh Minister for Social Care, Children, Young People, has called for emergency funding to help local authorities where an extra financial strain caused by the increase in number and complexity of cases can be proven.