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Ceredigion MP urges UK Government to confirm graduate visa will stay following report

Report says scrapping graduate-route visa could ‘disproportionately impact local and regional economies outside London and South East’

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Teifi Valley pylon concerns raised in Parliament

Ben Lake MP has urged the UK Government to make underground cabling the default method for installing new electricity grid infrastructure.

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Ceredigion Association of the Blind meets with Ben Lake MP to discuss digital accessibility concerns

The group met with the MP for Ceredigion to discuss issues and concerns around digital accessibility, particularly in rural areas such as Ceredigion and how advancements in technology can sometimes lead to increased isolation for some people, especially blind and visually impaired individuals.

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Ben Lake MP welcomes bill to strengthen law to prevent livestock attacks

This week (Wednesday, 24 April) the Dogs (Protection of Livestock)(Amendment) Bill took an important step closer to becoming law, as it successfully passed the Committee stage in the House of Commons.

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Ben Lake MP raises issues of rural connectivity during Public Accounts Committee evidence session

On 22 April 2024, the Public Accounts Committee took oral evidence on supporting mobile connectivity. Sarah Munby (Permanent Secretary at Department for Science, Innovation and Technology), Emran Mian CB OBE (Director General for Digital, Technology and Telecoms at Department for Science, Innovation and Technology), and Dean Creamer CBE (Chief Executive at Building Digital UK) gave evidence

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MP and People’s Postcode Lottery join up to help Ceredigion charities

Ben Lake MP will take part in a virtual funding workshop with People’s Postcode Lottery and CAVO for local charities, volunteer organisations, and community groups.

The session will give good causes in Ceredigion advice on how to apply for funds to make even more of a difference in our communities.

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New mobile coverage in Ceredigion welcomed

Mobile coverage in rural parts of Ceredigion has been significantly improved after EE revealed today it has upgraded or built more than 10 masts in the county in the last three years.

The upgrades have been welcomed by Ceredigion MP Ben Lake.

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Senedd tributes to RNLI as charity marks 200 years

Cefin Campbell, Plaid Cymru Member of the Senedd for Mid & West Wales led tributes in the Senedd to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), as the charity celebrated 200 years since its foundation this week.

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Budget: Focus on investment, not cuts for short-term political gain – Plaid Cymru

Westminster Budget discussion ‘divorced from reality’ – Ben Lake MP

Ahead of the Spring Budget (Wednesday 6 March), Plaid Cymru’s Treasury Spokesperson, Ben Lake MP, has warned that the Chancellor would be wrong to make “further cuts to public services” in order announce a “tax cut for short-term electoral gain”.

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Digital investment crucial to sustain vibrant rural communities – Ceredigion MP Ben Lake

Ceredigion population declined by 5.8% between 2011 and 2021

Ceredigion MP Ben Lake has called for urgent action to address demographic changes for the long-term vitality of Welsh rural communities. Speaking in a parliamentary debate on 29 February, Mr Lake underscored the necessity of investing in digital connectivity as a crucial step towards building sustainable rural economies.

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