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This year marks a year since the formation of the Welsh Labour Government and Mike Hedges AM is proud that it has been a year of delivery. A year where Welsh Labour ministers have been standing up for Wales and standing up for communities like Swansea East.
The AM is pointing to a whole raft of measures that have been rolled out over the last year including:
In Education the most generous student support package anywhere in the UK. An additional 500m for 21st Century Schools, part of an overall Welsh Labour Government investment of £2bn on new and refurbished school buildings across Wales. Including Ysgol Lon Las and Burlais Primary School.
The health service has also benefited, Wales now has the best ambulance response times anywhere in the UK and the NHS estate is seeing significant investment.
Welsh Labour has also hit the ground running in meeting its target of 20,000 new affordable homes and increasing the capital limit – increasing the amount of money people can keep when they go into care.
In department after department Welsh Labour ministers are investing to safe guard the future of Wales.
Locally the AM is also delighted with money for Credit Unions like My Community Bank, Swansea and the Business Rates relief scheme – Providing more than £200m of support to small businesses in Wales in 2017-18. This is providing help to more than three-quarters of businesses to pay their rates and is ensuring that half of all small businesses in Wales are paying no rates at all. And the Welsh Labour Government has listened to businesses’ concerns over the 2017 revaluation by putting in place two bespoke support schemes for those adversely affected. This will benefit many small business in Swansea East.
Mike Hedges AM said: “The way this Welsh Labour Government has hit the ground running in this first year is making a real difference in Swansea East
“From investment in schools and our NHS buildings to making our social care system fairer, this is a government that acts in the interest of ordinary people across Wales.”
“While Welsh Labour is standing up for Wales the Tory’s in charge at Westminster continue to act in the interest of the few.”
“I am proud to support this Welsh Labour Government and look forward to working with Welsh Labour ministers to continue the work of making Wales a better place to live”