Welsh Government’s Local Government Plans Condemned by Local AMs

Local Assembly Members Paul Davies and Angela Burns have condemned the Welsh Government’s plans for local government reform in Wales, which would result in Pembrokeshire being merged with Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire. The Welsh Government’s plans, highlighted in the Draft Local Government (Wales) Bill will result in cutting the number of Welsh councils from 22 to eight or nine and as a result, Pembrokeshire will be merged into a Dyfed-style authority.

Labour’s public service targets ‘in tatters’

The targets used by Welsh Labour ministers to measure public service performance are ‘in tatters’ and urgent improvements are required across the country.That’s the focus of a Welsh Conservative debate in the Senedd tomorrow (Wednesday). Assembly Members will highlight health and education in particular – and call on Labour ministers to avoid simply removing or altering targets for their own benefit.

GCSE Congratulations

As this year’s GCSE results are published, local Assembly Member Angela Burns has congratulated students and teachers across Wales.The results recognise years of hard work and the Shadow Education Minister has sent her best wishes to all students on their next steps.

A-Level Congratulations

Local Assembly Member and Shadow Minister for Education Angela Burns sends her congratulations to students and teachers across Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire, as this year’s A-Level results are published.“Years of hard work by students and teachers – supported by their families – are rewarded in today’s results and all deserve huge recognition for their achievements”.

Careful balance’ required on National Curriculum

Commenting on concerns raised by the ATL union over potential ‘overcrowding’ in the national curriculum with the launch of new Welsh GCSEs, Welsh Conservative Shadow Education Minister Angela Burns AM, said:“These concerns must be addressed and the Labour government has got to find a careful balance within the national curriculum.

Declining Further Education

Welsh Conservatives have raised serious concerns over enrolment in further education and called on Labour Ministers to ‘stop the decline before it’s too late’Local Assembly Member and Shadow Minister for Education Angela Burns said “Recent numbers from StatsWales show that the number of FE enrolments during 2013-14 fell compared to 2012-13 by 4.1pc. But even more worryingly, the number of people from deprived backgrounds that enrolled during the same period decreased by 2.6pc.

Welsh Labour “must exert every sinew” to improve education standards

Assembly Members last Wednesday discussed Welsh education standards in a Senedd debate tabled by the Welsh Conservatives.The debate focused on the need to improve Welsh standards of education, Welsh Labour’s failure to bring forward meaningful measures to drive up standards, and the disappointing performance of regional consortia.

Minister lets down pupils

Speaking in the Assembly on Tuesday, local Assembly Member & Shadow Minister For Education Angela Burns slammed the Welsh Government decision to drop the Additional Learning Needs Bill.The Additional Learning Needs Bill was to be introduced to help young people from birth to 25 years old with learning difficulties and to allow them to access support from education, health and social services to maximise their potential. 


Angela Burns AM is supporting the "MULTI-STOREY CAR PARK NEEDED AT GLANGWILI HOSPITAL" campaign in Carmarthenshire.
Glangwili General Hospital at Carmarthen is in very urgent need of a large multi-storey car park. Out-patients and visitors have nowhere to park and often have to return home without being seen. This usually means missed appointments - a huge expense to the hospital - or very disappointed patients who had been looking forward to seeing their much-loved relatives.