- Posted by: Joyce Watson MS
- Category: Feature
‘Nonsensical’ plans to close Aberystwyth, Swansea, Newport and Wrexham passport offices would have Wales-wide consequences, Assembly Member Joyce Watson has said.
The offices are under threat as a result of cuts taken by the Chancellor George Osborne. Joyce Watson, AM for Mid and West Wales, believes that the closure of the offices would lead to people in urgent need of services being forced to travel to London or Liverpool.
Joyce Watson AM said,
‘There are two damaging effects to the nonsensical decision to close these passport offices. The first is that hundreds of jobs will be lost, placing in danger the livelihoods of families across the country. This is devastating news for communities as the offices provide quality jobs.
‘The second is the entire population of Wales must now travel to either London or Liverpool if a passport service is required. Wales has lost a vital service as a result of this decision and it affects people all over the country, from Pembroke to Presteigne to Porthmadog.’
For further details about Joyce Watson’s work or to contact her please click on www.joycewatson.co.uk.
Caption: Joyce signing the petition to save Newport Passport Office with Rhodri Morgan, Rosemary Butler and John Griffiths.