Welsh Labour MS for Mid & West Wales

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Joyce welcomes Welsh Government snare and glue trap ban plan

Joyce Watson MS has cheered news that snares and glue traps will soon be banned in Wales. The Welsh Government had previously announced its intention to outlaw the animal traps….

£150m to retrofit social homes

I was pleased to see the Welsh Labour Government announce an additional £150m to retrofit social homes with new technologies and insulation to help curb Wales’ emissions. The ‘Optimised Retrofit…

Animal Welfare Plan for Wales

The Welsh Labour Government has published its ‘Animal Welfare Plan for Wales’. It’s a five-year plan which outlines steps towards achieving the ambition on ensuring a good quality of life…

All new schools and colleges in Wales to be Net Zero Carbon

I welcomed the announcement from Welsh Labour’s Education Minister, Jeremy Miles, that all new schools and college buildings, major refurbishment and extension projects will be required to meet net zero…

Decade of action needed to tackle climate crisis

I joined the calls, alongside the First Minister and Climate Change Minister, for a ‘decade of action’ to tackle the climate change crisis as the Welsh Government published Net Zero…

Local politician reveals she had drink spiked in 1980s – ‘frightening, not new, and stays with you for life’

Local politician Joyce Watson MS has revealed how she had her drink spiked while at a friend’s pub close to her home 39 years ago. Mrs Watson shared her story…

Remembrance Week – Joyce highlights veterans’ mental health support but slams UK defence budget cuts

Wales’ special commitment and contribution to the armed forces must be honoured and protected, Labour’s Joyce Watson has said. At Senedd question time on Tuesday, the Mid and West Wales…

Joyce Watson MS’s column for Mid Wales Journal

All roads lead to Glasgow this week, as world leaders come together to make crucial commitments and decisions on how we can all respond to the climate emergency. Actually, not…

Joyce Watson MS’s ‘Politically Speaking’ column

It was a special honour for me to attend the official opening of the Sixth Senedd last Thursday. Because as well as the Queen, Prince of Wales and Duchess of…

Local MS gets confirmation that essential work on A40 village bypass is going ahead

Joyce Watson MS has got ministerial assurance that work on the Llanddewi Velfrey bypass is going ahead. Speaking in the Senedd this morning, Mrs Watson asked the minister to assure…