I BEGAN the week at the Amlwch civic service which had an excellent festive atmosphere.
Energy matters remain high on the agenda in Parliament.
I welcome the recent agreement between Government and Horizon (Hitachi) on the development of Wylfa.
I have led this campaign over the years and it will transform the island and region’s economy providing quality jobs and raise the prosperity of the area over many decades.
I also welcome the news that Parc Cybi is to progress as a transport hub.
Transport along with energy will stimulate growth again producing sustainable jobs.
Other areas of job creation are food and tourism and I have consistently raised the profile of Anglesey in these areas and the need to get the right balance of industry and tourism so both can prosper.
In Parliament I took part in the debate paying tribute to Nelson Mandela – an extraordinary man who changed world opinion and showed so much courage.
I also attended many charity functions and supported the Campaign on Dementia; indeed I have done so since my election to Parliament.
I have voiced the concerns of constituents with the rail operators following the delays along the north Wales coast.
While the damage was caused by storms the replacement bus service was below par and both Arriva and Virgin should plan better for their customers.
Back in the constituency, I visited care homes, postal workers, schools and attended concerts.
I also held surgeries in Menai Bridge and ended the week at a carol service by the Holyhead Male Voice Choir.
I take this opportunity to extend season’s greetings to all residents and readers - Nadolig Llawen.
Albert Owen MP