PISA results mark a "decade of underachievement"

Figures published this week by the OECD reveal that Wales has for the fourth time in a decade finished significantly behind all other UK nations in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).

Campaign goes on as Newtown gets 4G upgrade

As Newtown becomes the first town in Montgomeryshire to benefit from 4G mobile signal on the EE network, the campaign goes on to ensure that all areas of North Powys have access to adequate mobile coverage, according to Assembly Member for Montgomeryshire, Russell George.


Russell George calls for Small Business Charter to boost the smallest firms

Russell George, Assembly Member for Montgomeryshire, is calling for a Small Business Charter to support Wales’ smallest firms. The call comes in advance of Small Business Saturday, a campaign to highlight small business success and to encourage consumers to ‘shop local’. 


Debate - Cross Border Healthcare

I’d like to thank Angela Burns for introducing our debate and the issue so well today. Matters of healthcare have dominated my inbox and my postbag since becoming an AM, but I suspect that’s the case for Members across the Chamber.

Victory for common sense as A&E remains in Shrewsbury 

Responding to the announcement (below) that the NHS Future Fit Programme Board has agreed a recommendation on the future of hospital services for patients from Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and Mid Wales, Montgomeryshire Assembly Member, Russell George said:


Urgent Question: Sport Wales

Urgent Question: Sport Wales


Russell George


Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the decision to suspend the activities of the board of Sport Wales?


Rebecca Evans / The Minister for Social Services and Public Health