AUGUSTt 1 seems a long time ago – the day when I was given the highest honour by the people of Anglesey as you elected me to be your representative in the National Assembly for Wales.
The campaign – a 5 week conversation when we all had an opportunity to talk about our priorities for the Island – was a wonderful experience, and hopefully I’m now able to put some of what I learned in that period into practice.
It’s important now that we keep up the conversation.
Since the election I’ve already met many of you, either informally around the island, in events I’ve been to or during constituency surgeries.
I’ve received countless emails, phonecalls and letters.
This regular column will be one useful way to let you know what I’m able to achieve for you.
Much of my time, as promised in the campaign, has been spent looking at what we can do to strengthen the economy.
I've already met training providers, employers and entrepeneurs – we need as many people as possible to be involved in forging a strong future for Anglesey.
This week I’ve spent two days in Cardiff preparing for the beginning of the new Assembly term.
I’m looking forward to the challenge – quizzing and holding government Ministers to account and making sure Anglesey gets the best deal possible in all areas.
These are challenging times, but I’ll do my best to make sure our voice is heard lound and clear.