Propel Calls for End of Proroguing the National Assembly

The Leader of the Propel Wales, Neil McEvoy AM, has submitted a motion to the Business Committee of the National Assembly for Wales calling for weekly business to resume in the Senedd. In recent weeks the National Assembly has met online only once a week, and for just a couple of hours, to hear statements, with no way for AMs to submit formal oral questions. Meanwhile, the parliaments in Edinburgh and London have begun returning to normal levels of business. Continue reading

Protect the Welsh public not the Welsh government

The Leader of Propel Wales, Neil McEvoy AM, has called for the business of the National Assembly for Wales to recommence without delay. Mr McEvoy stated that the National Assembly had initially led the way on adapting to the Coronavirus pandemic by being the first Parliament in the UK to hold virtual plenary sessions, but that the Assembly was now failing in its duty to legislate for Wales. Continue reading

Use powers to stop 2nd home owners breaking the lockdown

Neil McEvoy AM, Leader of Propel, has sent the following letter to Council leaders and the Police and Crime Commissioners in Wales.  Dear colleagues, I hope all your loved ones are well. I write formally as Leader of the Propel to express my serious disappointment at the apparent lack of pro-active action to prevent people travelling to holiday homes this weekend. Continue reading

Propel calls for urgent community testing of all suspected Coronavirus cases

The Leader of Propel has called for the Labour Welsh Government not to “squander” the time it has while the nation is in lockdown. Neil McEvoy AM said: “If we come out of this lockdown in the same position as we went into it then the time will have been largely wasted. We need to use this time to build capacity so that we can follow World Health Organization advice and test every suspected case of Coronavirus.” In Plenary, on the 24th of March the Welsh Health Minister, Vaughan Gething, admitted that they did not have the capacity for this, stating: “If I said that our ambition is to deliver wide-scale community testing now, actually we don't have the capacity to do that…” A further blow to wide-scale community testing came when it was announced that the Welsh Government’s deal with a private company for 5,000 tests a day collapsed. Continue reading

Neath Port Talbot Councillor joins Propel

Cllr Martyn Peters of Neath Port Talbot Council has joined Propel stating that Wales needed “fresh new thinking to take it forward”. Cllr Peters represents Dyffryn ward on NPT Council and is also a member of the Dyffryn Clydach Community Council. The arrival of Cllr Peters to Propel means the new party now already has representation on two local authorities, with a Propel Assembly Member also representing the South Wales Central region. Continue reading

Propel Calls for Council Action to Protect Communities

Propel Wales Leader Neil McEvoy said that in light of the Welsh Government’s failure to act, County Councils should take immediate action themselves to protect local communities in Wales. Neil McEvoy AM said, “This weekend the Welsh Government has put areas of Wales at risk by its lack of action. Places like Gwynedd have been inundated with tourists, some of whom will probably be carrying the virus and passing it on through the surfaces they touch and the people they go near. Continue reading

Propel party launch postponed until the Coronavirus risk has passed

Statement on behalf of the WNP board. Today, the 12th of March, the board of Propel took the decision to postpone the scheduled launch of the Propel Wales, which was due to take place on the 3rd of April in Cardiff. The board has been following the Coronavirus outbreak very closely. In Italy and globally the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared a pandemic. The Italian Government has closed nearly all shops, except food stores and pharmacies, while major sporting events have been suspended. In Denmark, the Danish Government has urged the cancellation of events with more than 100 people and is to close all schools and universities. Continue reading

The confidential report the Labour Welsh Government doesn’t want you to see

Second attempt to reveal hidden inquiry surrounding politician’s suicide The independent Assembly Member, Neil McEvoy has launched a fresh attempt at forcing the Welsh Government to publish a report that it’s trying to keep buried. “It’s time the Welsh Government came clean and released the inquiry into the handling of Carl Sargeant’s sacking” the AM for South Wales Central said. Continue reading