Press Releases

Press Releases - 2010


Comprehensive Spending Review (25/10/2010)
Following the Chancellor’s statement today Dr Hywel Francis, Labour MP for Aberavon said "I totally reject the scale and speed of the cuts announced today in the Comprehensive Spending Review."


New Chair of JCHR appointed (14/09/2010)
At the JCHR’s first meeting, on 8 September, Dr Hywel Francis MP was appointed as the new Chair of the Joint Committee.

MP opposes Biomass plant application (14/09/2010)
Dr Hywel Francis has joined his Assembly Member, Dr Brian Gibbons in calling on the Environment Agency to reject the application by Prenergy Power to ease the operating limits for a number of emissions from its proposed biomass plant in the centre of Port Talbot.


MPs condemn car plant closure (07/07/2010)
Welsh Labour MPs have today condemned the announcement of the closure of the Linamar car components plant at Fabian Way.


MP calls for amicable Council agreement (29/06/2010)
I am very concerned about the situation at Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council where the £24 million funding gap needs to be closed by 2014 and would urge that both sides make every effort to come to an amicable agreement.


Community Heroes honoured in Downing Street (01/04/2010)
Dr Hywel Francis has arranged for two community activists to meet the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown in No. 10 Downing Street.

MP says Language Day Big Hit (01/04/2010)
Aberavon MP Dr Hywel Francis has recently hosted a very successful International Mother Language Day celebration at Port Talbot.


Dr Hywel Francis MP for Aberavon pledges support for nursing (30/03/2010)
Dr Hywel Francis MP for Aberavon supports the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in their campaign to highlight key issues for the nursing community.

Dr Hywel Francis MP welcomes Budget to secure recovery (24/03/2010)
Dr Hywel Francis Labour MP for Aberavon today welcomed the Chancellor’s Budget Statement.

MP says Rail Access win is near (24/03/2010)
Disability Rights Campaigner, Dr Hywel Francis, MP for Aberavon, believes his campaign for fair access to Port Talbot Railway Station is making good progress including improved short-term staff coverage to assist passengers across the rail bridge which has now been achieved.

Community Heroes meet Prime Minister (18/03/2010)
Aberavon MP Dr Hywel Francis recently accompanied two of his constituents to meet the Prime Minister Rt. Hon Gordon Brown MP. They were both chosen by Dr Francis because of their pioneering local environmental work.

Welsh MP honoured for Carers’ Week (09/03/2010)
Aberavon MP Dr Hywel Francis has been honoured by being chosen one of three Parliamentary Ambassadors for Carers for 2010.

Dr Hywel Francis MP supports No Smoking Day in Aberavon (09/03/2010)
Aberavon MP Dr Hywel Francis is encouraging smokers in Aberavon to quit smoking on Wednesday 10th March.

MP to visit Wind farm Village (09/03/2010)
Aberavon MP Dr Hywel Francis will be holding a street surgery next Saturday 13th March at 11.00 am in Glyncorrwg

Care Homes Plea by MP (08/03/2010)
Aberavon MP, Dr Hywel Francis has called for an extension to the consultation period regarding Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council’s plan for its Care Homes.

MP thanked for Thalidomide Victory (03/03/2010)
Aberavon MP Dr Hywel Francis has been thanked for his part in the successful campaign by the Thalidomide Trust to achieve proper compensation from the Government.


Residential Care in Neath Port Talbot (15/02/2010)
We had a very positive and constructive meeting with the leaders of Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council today.

Kate Burton visits Parliament (10/02/2010)
Actress Kate Burton, the daughter of Richard Burton, recently visited the House of Commons as the guest of Dr Hywel Francis, the MP for Aberavon.


Dr Hywel Francis MP commits to safeguard the legacy of Holocaust Survivors (15/01/2010)
Dr Hywel Francis MP will pledge his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day on 27th January that marks the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and extermination camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau.

MP's back sunbed ban for under 18's (15/01/2010)
Dr Hywel Francis MP has backed calls to protect children from sunbeds at a Cancer Research UK event in Parliament and pledged his support for Julie Morgan’s Private Member’s Bill to ensure that children were no longer able to put their health at risk in this way.

Aberavon MP backs Prime Minister (06/01/2010)
I have been making statements to the media throughout the afternoon in support of the Prime Minister, Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP.

Hywel Francis MP Backs Disabled Campaigners’ No. 10 Petition (06/01/2010)
Dr Hywel Francis MP for Aberavon, supported young disabled campaigners when they took their fight for better disabled access for transport, education and leisure venues to No. 10 Downing Street.

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