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

“Reckless Prioritising” by Welsh Government During COVID-19 Crisis.

The decision of Labour Assembly Members to support the general principles of the Welsh Government’s Local Government and Elections (Wales) Bill has been slammed by Janet Finch-Saunders, Assembly Member for Aberconwy, as “reckless prioritising” during this ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

Conwy council efforts to lobby UK Government pay off.

In 2018 county councillor Sam Cotton introduced a Notice of Motion asking for Conwy County Borough Council to back the Lucy's Law campaign.  Sam's Notice of Motion was supported by the council and UK Government have listened, implementing new legislation which aims to tackle the low-welfare, high volume supply of puppies and kittens, by banning their commercial third-party sale in England.  The legislation only applies to England, so we hope that the Welsh Government will follow suit soon!

COVID-19: Counselling for Children and Young People.

With the number of children and young people receiving counselling services in Wales having increased to 11,753, and half of the referrals coming from school-based and other education staff, Janet Finch-Saunders AM, Shadow Minister for Children and Young People, has expressed her serious concern at the detrimental impact COVID-19 could have on young people’s lives.

COVID-19: Calls for Clarity for Construction Sector

An urgent letter has been sent to Mark Drakeford AM, First Minister, asking for clarity for the construction sector in light of COVID-19.  In writing to the First Minister, the Assembly Member for Aberconwy, Janet Finch-Saunders, said that she was doing so in an effort to see “positive action in response to the scenario at construction sites where there is a perception that operatives seem to be at higher risk of contracting Covid-19 than the general public”.

Flooding: Aberconwy AM Secures Extension to Funding Deadline.

An extension to the deadline for residents to apply for the flood funding grant has been secured by Janet Finch-Saunders AM.  The application window was set to close today (31/03/2020), but the Member has succeeded to secure an agreement by the Welsh Minister for Finance that the deadline will be extended.  The grant will now be open for applications until 28/08/2020.

Aberconwy AM praises ‘selfless & hardworking’ Welsh Farmers as they commit to feeding the nation.

Janet Finch-Saunders AM/AC, Member for Aberconwy, has praised the ‘selfless and hardworking’ Welsh farmers in their commitment to feed the nation throughout the COVID-19 health crisis. 

This week, NFU Cymru President John Davies wrote to politicians in Westminster and Cardiff Bay to assure them that Wales’ farmers were fully committed to keeping the nation fed, amid increased consumer demand for food. 

North Wales must not be left behind.

The seven Conservative MPs across North Wales are calling for urgent action to ensure the region is not left behind in ensuring adequate capacity to treat Coronavirus patients.

Progress with Campaign to Save Glan Clwyd Park and Ride Service.

The free Ysbyty Glan Clwyd park and ride service is to stay while a business case is put to the Welsh Government for more parking on the hospital site.  This news and the intention to maintain the service for another year has been welcomed by Janet Finch-Saunders, Assembly Member for Aberconwy, who has been leading the local campaign to save the service.