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Sharon Martin, who lives in the Rhondda, was diagnosed with Parkinson's eight years ago. Sharon is now a campaigner for those with Parkinson's. She is one of those many inspirational people who live in our community. She's made a video about her Parkinson's diagnosis and her work to promote awareness of the disease:

 

 

Parkinson's Awareness week

Sharon Martin, who lives in the Rhondda, was diagnosed with Parkinson's eight years ago. Sharon is now a campaigner for those with Parkinson's. She is one of those many inspirational... Read more

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I recorded an interview for last night's Sharp End with Adrian Masters. You can see the interview on the programme here, about halfway in. I spoke about Labour's record on education, health and the economy.

Sharp End

I recorded an interview for last night's Sharp End with Adrian Masters. You can see the interview on the programme here, about halfway in. I spoke about Labour's record on...

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Today I joined Labour Assembly colleagues and steelworkers in a photocall at the Assembly before we had the statement from the First Minister on the steel industry. It was an emotional session, with colleagues representing the areas most affected speaking passionately about the need for action from the UK government. Carwyn spelled out what the Welsh Government had already done and explained what we had committed to doing in future.

Steel in the Assembly

Today I joined Labour Assembly colleagues and steelworkers in a photocall at the Assembly before we had the statement from the First Minister on the steel industry. It was an... Read more

I will be attending the meeting of the recalled National Assembly today in Cardiff Bay. Also today, as the BBC reports, there will be a meeting of the Welsh Cabinet, and I will also be attending that.

National Assembly recalled

I will be attending the meeting of the recalled National Assembly today in Cardiff Bay. Also today, as the BBC reports, there will be a meeting of the Welsh Cabinet,... Read more

Welcome to my campaign website.

The last five years have been the toughest I've known for the Rhondda since I was elected in 2003.

The Tories cut the Welsh budget. Community facilities have been closed and spending on roads and other big capital projects has been cut.

Standing up for the Rhondda

Welcome to my campaign website. The last five years have been the toughest I've known for the Rhondda since I was elected in 2003. The Tories cut the Welsh budget. Community facilities... Read more

P1010211.jpgOn Thursday I submitted my nomination forms for the Assembly election on May 5th. I am only standing for the Rhondda at this election. There may be other candidates who will be standing for the Rhondda safe in the knowledge that they will be elected to the Assembly on the Regional List whatever happens. Well, I am only standing for the Rhondda. I have been proud to represent the Rhondda since 2003 when i won the seat back for Labour from Plaid Cymru.

Only standing for the Rhondda

On Thursday I submitted my nomination forms for the Assembly election on May 5th. I am only standing for the Rhondda at this election. There may be other candidates who... Read more