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Plan Well, Plan Early – Byw Nawr

I was happy to sponsor a successful event for Byw Nawr in the Senedd, which had a diverse range of stimulating speakers.

Many people in Wales put off planning for end of life until often it is too late to be able to have their choices met. Byw Nawr is encouraging the public to Plan Well, Plan Early in 2017, and I am glad if this event has contributed in some small way to breaking down barriers regarding discussing End of Life Care needs and wishes, in an open and realistic way.

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AM WITHDRAWS FALSE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST MARK DRAKEFORD AM

Following strong pressure for him to correct the Assembly’s records, Plaid Cymru Assembly Member for South Wales Central and Cardiff Councillor Neil McEvoy has withdrawn recent comments made in the Senedd. Mr McEvoy had made allegations that Mark Drakeford had at one point taken three salaries: as a Minister in the Welsh Government, Assembly Member, and as a ‘further education lecturer’. This is entirely false, as Mark Drakeford ceased his employment with Cardiff University on the day that he was invited to join the Cabinet as Health Minister in March 2013. Mr McEvoy said, in an email to Mark Drakeford, the Assembly’s Presiding Officer and the Leader of the House, that: “I was not correct in stating your 3 roles were Minister, Cardiff University lecturer and Cardiff West Assembly Member… The employment with Cardiff University ceased when you became Minister. I therefore withdraw the comment.” Mr McEvoy also admitted that he had mistakenly accused Mark, on social media and in Cardiff Council’s debating chamber, of being an ‘unregistered landlord’, despite him not being a landlord at all. Mark Drakeford said: “Being an Assembly Member brings with it obligations to behave in a way that is consistent Read more [...]

Mark Drakeford AM. Here to help you.

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On Thursday May 5 2016, the people of Cardiff West returned Mark to the National Assembly For Wales. Mark is extremely grateful for and humbled by this support, and will continue to work hard to return the trust placed in him.

If you live in Cardiff West, Mark is always available to help and support you should you need him. He or his colleague Kevin Brennan MP are at the Ely and Caerau Community Hub every Saturday 10am – 1230pm. You can attend without an appointment.

You can also contact his office on 029 2022 3207, by e-mail on [email protected], or visit 395 Cowbridge Road East, Canton CF5 1JG (Mark cannot guarantee availability – it is advisable to book an appointment in advance).

Further details and a map of Cardiff West