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Mark Williams supports Earth Hour

Ceredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams is supporting this year’s Earth Hour by making a special pledge by backing protection of the world’s forests.  

Mark Williams was one of many politicians joining WWF-UK at a reception in Parliament to show their support for a responsible trade in sustainably-sourced forest products and to support WWF’s Earth Hour, which takes place on Saturday 28th March at 8:30pm.

 The reception was also attended by Councillor Alun Williams of Ceredigion County Council to mark Ceredigion's role in the WWF campaign to combat illegal logging.

Earth Hour is WWF’s annual global grassroots movement where millions of people around the world come together to switch off their lights for one hour in a symbolic act of support to show they care about our brilliant planet. To find out more and register to take part please go to: wwf.org.uk/earthhour and join millions of people who are signing up to the big switch off.

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Mark Williams MP concerned at mismatch in Hywel Dda's orthodontic waiting list figures

Ceredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams has expressed his concern about the number of people waiting for orthodontic treatment in the Hywel Dda region.  This comes as a recent Freedom of Information inquiry has confirmed that the number of young patients waiting for orthodontics in the Hywel Dda region is around 4,000, not the 1,500 figure given in September.

Cuts made to orthodontic services in recent years has meant that orthodontists in the Hywel Dda area state that newly referred patients will need to wait at least three years to be treated.  This is the longest wait in Wales; possibly in the UK.

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Mark Williams calls for more support for Equitable Life Policy Holders

Ceredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams has called for more support for Equitable Life policyholders.

A debate in the Commons this week led to a motion supported by all parties, which called on the Government to ensure full compensation to Equitable Life policy holders during the lifetime of the next Parliament.  This is thought to cost £2.8bn.

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Mark Williams highlights the impact the CAB can have on improving public health

Ceredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams has praised local Ceredigion Citizens Advice Bureau, and the impact they have on improving people’s health and saving the public money.

Mark attended an event in the House of Commons where he said that independent advice can help people to overcome problems they face.

The event, hosted by national charity Citizens Advice, brought together MPs from all parties and health professionals, to highlight the positive impact of advice on people’s health. Research from the charity shows that over 80 per cent of clients say that CAB advice made them less stressed, depressed or anxious. 

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Mark Williams calls for the retention of the Dyfed Powys Police Helicopter base at Pembrey

Ceredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams is supporting the campaign to retain the Dyfed Powys Police Helicopter base at Pembrey.

There has been widespread concern this week at the announcement from the National Police and Air Service (NPAS) regarding their intentions to close 10 of their 25 helicopter bases across the UK, including that at Pembrey which serves the Dyfed Powys Police helicopter area.  This news comes as even more of a blow as the NPAS provided Dyfed Powys’ Police and Crime Commissioner with a written agreement in November 2014 stating that the Pembrey base would be retained.

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As cold weather hits, Mark Williams MP urges constituency to call the Home Heat Helpline

With  the cold snap set to continue, Ceredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams is reminding residents in Ceredigion who are worried about staying warm or concerned about their energy bills to call the Home Heat Helpline on 0800 33 66 99.

The Home Heat Helpline is a free, impartial and confidential service that provides advice on rebates, grants for insulation and new boilers, and tips on saving energy. People in Ceredigion are among the 1 in 10 households across the country that could benefit but many people don’t realise what support is available. 

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Mark Williams MP backs caravan industry in Ceredigion

Ceredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams met with representatives from the NCC (National Caravan Council) this week, and pledged his support for the caravan sector in Ceredigion.

Mark talked to representatives from the NCC, the trade association for the touring caravan, motorhome, caravan holiday home and park home industries, about the importance of the £6 billion industry to the local economy. 

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Mark Williams praises Cardigan School Gym

Ceredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams met with Head of P.E. at Cardigan School, Mr Rob Evans, at an event in Parliament this week showcasing the innovative ‘School Gym’ programme which Cardigan School has introduced.

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Mark Williams takes on the Milk Pint Challenge

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Ceredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams has taken on the Young Farmers’ Clubs challenge to drink a pint of milk in one go, to show support for dairy farmers who have suffered recently with a drop in prices.

Commenting Mark Williams said;

‘I have taken up the Young Farmers' Club challenge to show my support for dairy farmers.  Many farmers are struggling at the moment, and we must show our support.’


Mark Williams MP calls for tourism VAT cut to give an economic boost of £5.3m for Ceredigion

Ceredigion’s Welsh Liberal Democrat MP, Mark Williams, yesterday joined leading figures in the UK tourism industry in the Houses of Parliament in calling for an £4 billion boost to the UK economy. 

Mark Williams MP met with leading figures in the UK tourism industry including representatives of Merlin Entertainments, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and the British Hospitality Association for a roundtable discussion on the future of the tourism industry should the sector receive the VAT cut it is calling for. 

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