2016 Welsh Assembly Election Videos

We invited all of the prospective Clwyd South candidates to take part in a 60 second video interview. We asked them…

  1. Who are you? Tell us a bit about yourself.
  2. Why are you standing? Tell us what are your priorities.
  3. What are we going to do about climate change?

You can see all of the videos here on our YouTube channel

We invited; Simon Baynes (Welsh Conservatives), Mabon Ap Gwynfor (Plaid Cymru), Mandy Jones (UKIP), Duncan Rees (Wales Green Party), Aled Roberts (Welsh Liberal Democrats) and Ken Skates (Welsh Labour). The following candidates did not respond; Mandy Jones (UKIP).

You can see all of the videos here on our YouTube channel

Divestment and Election videos

This Winter/Spring Llangollen Friends of the Earth are working on two main campaigns. The first is a divestment campaign, calling on the Clwyd Pension fund managers to divest from fossil fuels.

The second, in the lead up to the 2016 Assembly elections, we plan to make and distribute videos of all candidates providing us with a breif biography and setting out their priorities.

Economic and social costs of Road Projects in Wales

Click to download a new report produced by Mon a Gwynedd FOE: Economic and social costs of Road Projects in Wales

This report comes with a message from Helen Lewis of Mon A Gwynedd FOE,

“The Government is currently committed to developing the trunk road system through Wales in ways designed to increase road traffic and therefore carbon emissions at a time of climate change and cuts in public services. We’re asking the Welsh Government to:

· Delay the hugely expensive Bontnewydd/Caernarfon bypass, until sustainable alternatives have been properly trialled

· Redirect the transport budget towards sustainable transport, ensuring a co-ordinated and flexible public transport system to end rural isolation and poverty.

· Use public funds wisely to invest in our young people and target the scandals of social exclusion, poverty and poor health.

Our report has been sent to all AMs. If you agree with us , please circulate this to friends and societies, and above all, contact your AM and say so. You’ll find his/her email address on http://www.senedd.assemblywales.org/mgCommitteeMailingList.aspx?ID=0 Don’t let your AM get away with claiming that this isn’t their business because the Bontnewydd bypass isn’t in their constituency: this is about the wider issues of the relationship between the roads programme and carbon reduction, social justice and the responsible use of public money.

The Welsh Government’s policy document One Wales, One Planet, states: “Sustainable development as the process by which we must become a sustainable nation…is as much about social justice as it is about securing economic resilience and living within environmental limits.” That’s the principle that underlies the report- but our AMs do need encouragement to help create a socially just, environmentally responsible nation!”

Click to download the report; Economic and social costs of Road Projects in Wales

For more information go to: http://www.facebook.com/pages/M%C3%B4n-Gwynedd-Friends-of-the-Earth/146950144267?v=wall&ref=ts