Propel Calls for tough rules on corporate lobbying

Wales’ new political party Propel has stated it will implement tough control of lobbying, if in government after May. Propel's Contract with Wales includes a Public Services Accountability Act, with rules on corporate lobbying a key element.  The Act reads that Propel will,  “ Enact a mandatory lobbying register, meaning all corporate lobbyists must record details of their lobbying, its purpose, their clients and how much money was involved.” Continue reading

Former miner Jeff Gregory to fight for the Rhondda with Propel

Former miner, Jeff Gregory, has been selected by Propel to fight for the Rhondda seat in the Welsh Parliament elections this May. Jeff was born and raised in the Rhondda and was a third generation miner, before the mines were closed by the Conservatives and Labour. Speaking about his selection, Jeff said: “The Rhondda is a place like nowhere else on earth. The people here are tough, hard working and proud. But politicians have let Rhondda down. We have become the forgotten valley. The Senedd was created to make the lives of the people of Wales better, but there is still tremendous poverty and deprivation. Continue reading

Propel Selects Regional Candidates for South Wales West

Propel has selected four candidates to fight the South Wales West region in the May 6th Senedd elections. The lead candidate is Propel Chair and Bridgend Propel Group Leader, Councillor Tim Thomas. Dr Gail John is second on the list, with James Henton, a Neath based International Politics student, in third and community activist Lee Fenton in fourth place. Continue reading

Propel officially registered as a political party

Wales’ newest political party, Propel, has been officially registered with the Electoral Commission. The decision means candidates from the party will stand in the Senedd elections in May under the Propel banner. Continue reading

Propel leader calls for illegal service charge payments to be returned to tenants

The Welsh Parliament’s Legal Services has raised serious concerns over the legality of the Labour Welsh Government’s amendments to its own Renting Homes (Amendment) (Wales) Bill, which will be voted on this Wednesday. The amendments would apply to Registered Social Landlords and Community Landlords, such as Housing Associations. But, in a briefing note to Members of the Senedd, the Parliament’s Legal Services have questioned whether the Welsh Government has powers over Registered Social Landlords. Continue reading

Propel Announce Tim Thomas as New Chair

Cllr Tim Thomas was elected Chair of Propel, after being nominated to the position by Propel Leader, Neil McEvoy.Cllr Thomas succeeds outgoing chair Gretta Marshall, who announced back in September that she would be stepping back from the position in the new year. Continue reading

WNP renamed Propel

The WNP will from now on be known as Propel, with the party returning to its original name. Continue reading

Plaid Council Leader joins Propel Wales

Cllr Tim Thomas has defected from Plaid Cymru and has joined Propel. Thomas, who represents the Ynysawdre ward on Bridgend County Borough Council, has announced that he has joined the Propel. Continue reading

PROPEL WALES CALL SPECIAL MEETING OF GWYNEDD COUNCIL OVER NAME CHANGES & SECOND HOMES

The Propel Group of councillors has called an extraordinary meeting of Gwynedd Council to take action over second homes in the county and changes to historic names. Continue reading

Propel Calls For Gyms To Become Essentials Services

Neil McEvoy. Leader of the Propel, is calling for gyms to be reclassified as essential service providers to assist people with mental health issues and to improve physical health. Continue reading