This week I raised my concerns that my constituents have one of the highest council tax bills in Wales. In fact, it is consistently one of the most expensive areas for council tax in the UK.
With an impending threat from Russia, as I have recently raised, upgrading our cyber defences is crucial in making the UK safer and more secure from hostile state cyber-attacks.
Storm Eunice caused severe disruption across Wales and the United Kingdom, with over 80,000 homes expected to be impacted.
However, it was promising to hear that the storm defences, invested in over the last 12 months, have been successful in stopping the most severe damage across the United Kingdom.
It was great to visit Gravells Kia Bridgend last week to discuss their thriving business on the Bridgend Industrial Estate and to congratulate Gravell’s Limited on their 90th birthday.
It was great to visit Nodor International to discuss their Red Dragon Darts and Winmau product lines.
As a large employer in the constituency, it was good to hear that due to their increasing popularity, they are exporting more globally each year.
I have written to the Welsh Government to enquire about what plans they have to provide sustainable, revenue funding for local authorities to spend on youth services in the future.
Kremlin-backed hackers have long been using Ukraine as a Petri dish for cyberwar experiments. Now, as tensions on the borders are escalating, we must prepare not just for a military incursion, but for a whole new form of hybrid warfare.