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Have Your Say On Welsh Tourism

The value of tourism in Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire is of vital importance for the prosperity of our counties. Angela Burns AM wants to hear your views on Welsh tourism and the challenges the industry faces: from attracting the best and brightest to pursue careers in tourism, to helping the Welsh Government and other bodies work better with businesses on the frontline. 

Inquiry into Supply Teaching

Are you concerned about the use of supply teachers in your school? It is an issue that has been raised with local Assembly Member Angela Burns on a number of occasions and at last Parents and Children have the chance to also directly raise their concerns with a committee at the Assembly that is looking into this.

School funding crisis must be tackled

Commenting on warnings from the Association of School and College Leaders Cymru that the average Welsh secondary school could soon face a funding shortfall of over £1million, Angela Burns AM, Shadow Minister for Education, said:

Withybush Hospital Leaked Report

Carmarthen West & South Pembrokeshire Assembly Member Angela Burns has raised questions in the Assembly asking for the Health Minister to publish a statement in regard to the leaked report that suggests Withybush Hospital should lose 24 hour A & E, ENT, Opthalmology, Urology, Palliative Care, Oncology, Paediatrics and Gynaecology with no provision for Major Trauma services and other specialist services therefore leaving the door open for even further cuts.

Free school breakfasts must be fair

Speaking ahead of the 10 year anniversary of the Welsh Labour government’s free school breakfast policy, Angela Burns AM, Shadow Minister for Education, said: “It is regrettable that after 10 years and tens of millions of pounds, a third of Welsh children are not able to access free school breakfasts.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Local Assembly Member Angela Burns has been showing her support for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month by wearing a gold ribbon provided by CLIC Sargent who are the UK's leading cancer charity for children and young people.

Coffee & Cake at Macmillan !

On Saturday 27th September in Begelly, Kilgetty - Macmillan volunteers hosted a coffee morning to raise funds for Cancer Support. Cakes, teas and coffee, chutneys, toys, antiques – you name it, were on sale to raise funds for this extremely worthy cause and throughout the morning there were a steady stream of visitors dropping by to lend support.

Angela Burns AM response to Review On The National Curriculum

On 12 March 2014, the Minister for Education and Skills announced the appointment of Professor Graham Donaldson to lead a wide-reaching and independent review of assessment and the national curriculum. Professor Donaldson is to articulate a clear, coherent vision for assessment and the national curriculum in Wales from Foundation Phase to Key Stage 4 linking directly to our new qualifications system.

Response ALN White Paper – Angela Burns AM/AC, Shadow Minister for Education

The Welsh Government White Paper on ALN is a positive start to what we hope will eventually become a radical Bill that changes the landscape for children and young people with learning needs in Wales. My sincere wish is that the Government will recognise the concerns and input of all political parties so we can jointly deliver a ground-breaking solution to an issue that has no place in partisan politics and can break hearts and families rather than the ground.