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. 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

New figures reveal “shocking” increase in patient waiting times during pandemic

The Leader of the Propel Wales, Neil McEvoy MS, has called new patient waiting figures in Wales “shocking”. In a formal written response to Mr McEvoy, the Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, revealed that between March 2020 to the end of August patients waiting over 36 weeks for treatment in Wales had increased from 28,294 to 119,830, an increase of 324%. Continue reading

Presiding Officer refuses amendments on tackling racism

The Presiding Officer, Elin Jones, has deselected four amendments to a debate on tackling racism just hours before they were due to be debated on.The amendments called for race equality impact assessments to be updated, for a review on the implementation of the Lammy Review recommendations in Welsh prisons, to urge the UK Government to add a module on race and class to the Grenfell Tower inquiry and to note the racial discrimination experienced by those in Wales affected by the Windrush scandal, while calling on the UK Government to speed up compensation. Continue reading