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Jonathan discusses bank closures with NatWest representatives

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Having requested a meeting with the Chief Executive of NatWest bank following the recent announcement of local branch closures, Member of Parliament Jonathan Edwards met with senior representatives of the bank in Westminster last week.

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MP meets mobile phone giants to discuss Carmarthenshire connectivity

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Connecting Carmarthenshire was on the agenda in Parliament this week as local MP Jonathan Edwards met with a range of mobile phone giants to discuss the roll out of improved signal coverage across his Carmarthen East and Dinefwr constituency.
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Plaid Cymru leads public bank efforts after closure announcements

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Plaid Cymru politicians Adam Price AM and Jonathan Edwards MP have taken the lead on calls for a public banking model in the aftermath of yet more bank branch closures in rural communities.

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“Do not subject my nation to being merely a penal colony” – Jonathan

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The Westminster Government’s plan to open its second super prison in Wales is a clear sign of intent to turn the nation into “England’s affordable penal colony”, according to local MP Jonathan Edwards.

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Westminster blocks Welsh and Scottish amendments and confirms power-grab

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The Westminster Parliament has blocked amendments from the Scottish and Welsh Governments to protect Welsh devolution in votes in the House of Commons early hours this morning.

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AM concern for soil and water test answers following oil pipeline leak

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Assembly Member Adam Price has today expressed concern for the delay in residents receiving the results of soil and water quality tests following the oil pipeline spill in Nantycaws, after the Welsh Government Minister for Environment said it was "taking longer than expected" for Natural Resources Wales to receive relevant information.
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Llandeilo & Ammanford bank closures a kick in the teeth to local residents

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Less than a year since Lloyds closed its branch in Llandovery the bank has today announced its intention to close its part-time branch in Llandeilo. Furthermore NatWest has also announced its intention to close its branches in Llandeilo and Ammanford - decisions to which political representatives have responded furiously.

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Police Air Service report justifies campaign to keep dedicated helicopter

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A report on the National Police Air Service (NPAS) published today has highlighted a "catalogue of failures" and "justifies the campaign to protect the precious Dyfed Powys helicopter" – that was the message from Jonathan Edwards MP who led the campaign, in conjunction with local newspapers, against losing the dedicated police helicopter.

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Let's back Small Businesses this Saturday

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Local politicians Jonathan Edwards MP and Adam Price AM are backing the Small Business Saturday initiative this weekend by pledging to do as much of their Christmas shopping as possible in local, independent stores.

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Plaid Cymru launches alternative budget ‘to rebuild and renew the country’

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Plaid Cymru has launched an alternative budget ahead of the UK Chancellor’s budget statement on Wednesday, calling for a major programme of infrastructure investment across Wales and a transfer of financial powers to allow the Welsh Government to “rebuild and renew the country".

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