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Just who is standing up for Pontypridd?

May 6, 2013 11:00 AM

I was recently helping out in the Bridgend by election and came across an interesting leaflet from the Labour party there. The front page was all about the planned hospital service reorganisation. For those who may not know the plan for South Wales is to cut down the number of trauma units, specialist paediatric care centres, obstetrics and neo-natal services. Only five hospitals will keep all of these services, and only two out of three from Royal Glamorgan, Prince Charles and Princess of Wales in Bridgend.

The Bridgend Labour party leaflet says that they are giving full support to keeping the Princess of Wales and that they are confident of keeping all services at that hospital because "We have a Welsh Labour Government in Cardiff led by our own Assembly Member Carwyn Jones."

I hope this does not mean it is already signed, sealed and delivered, but then at least some Assembly Members are fighting for their area. Carwyn Jones put in a response to the first round of consultation, as did Welsh Liberal Democrat AM Peter Black, standing up for their constituents. There was nothing from our Labour Assembly Member for Pontypridd Mick Antoniw, nor from our MP Owen Smith. Standing up for Pontypridd? When are they going to start?

Amanda Jones

Welsh Liberal Democrat candidate Rhondda ward