Welsh Labour MS for Mid & West Wales

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Representatives attend launch of Senedd’s Ukraine appeal (Western Telegraph)

Several Senedd representatives visited the Welsh Parliament today (Tuesday, March 3), as the Disasters Emergency Committee’s (DEC) Ukraine humanitarian appeal was launched.

Joyce Watson, MS for Mid and West Wales was in attendance, as was Samuel Kurtz, MS for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire.

The appeal by the DEC is for the general public to donate what they can to help provide support to the people of Ukraine.

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Joyce Watson MS’s ‘Politically Speaking’ column

St David encouraged us to do the little things. Faced with Russia’s horrifying invasion of Ukraine, we might feel powerless. What can we do? But everyone can do something meaningful to help, however small.

Hay, Brecon & Talgarth Sanctuary for Refugees – and groups like it up and down the country – are organising emergency collections of aid and essential supplies. Please support them if you can.Read more

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Joyce Watson MS’s Mid Wales Journal column

There is a cost-of-living crisis in the country. Inflation, fuel prices, the weekly shop, National Insurance – all going up. Universal Credit – going down. Of course, there are global factors at play, but much of what we’re seeing is a direct result of political choices and economic mismanagement by the UK Government.Read more

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Senedd Member Joyce Watson calls for urgent action on stalking (Western Telegraph)

A local Senedd Member has called for urgent action to prevent stalking.

Speaking in a Senedd debate, anti-violence campaigner Joyce Watson MS said she would be seeking answers, to find out why police and other agencies haven’t fully used the powers they have to curb stalking.

Joyce Watson MS, Welsh Labour Senedd Member for Mid and West Wales, said: “It is shocking that a fifth of British women experience stalking, yet action to tackle this seems woefully inadequate.Read more