ANGLESEY Member of Parliament Virginia Crosbie has written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson asking him to re-affirm to the people of the UK that "non-essential travel" includes taking "unnecessary holidays" on the island she represents.

In the letter, Mrs Crosbie, elected in December, said: "I write as the Member of Parliament for Ynys Môn, an island of outstanding natural beauty and one which proudly and warmly welcomes thousands of visitors each year to enjoy our scenery, fresh air and all the culture it has to offer.

"As a result of its attractiveness as a holiday destination, it is unsurprising therefore that during this period of national crisis - where it is right that the Government has asked people to distance themselves socially - that people would choose Anglesey to visit as a place to get away from the crowds.

"It is important that everyone follows the advice laid out by the Government to slow and stop the spread of this virus and do everything we can to support out essential public services, especially our NHS. That includes avoiding non-essential travel.

"By anyone's assessment, a holiday at this time is not essential. We need to stop the spread of this virus and also need to protect our NHS and keep our keep our supermarket shelves stocked. An influx of thousands of tourists will put unnecessary pressure on our services.

"Please can you urge residents of the entire United Kingdom t o think carefully before travelling.

"The people of Ynys Môn are the most welcoming and friendly people you can meet, but at a time of national crisis, we would implore you to ask the the country to consider local resources before travelling away from their homes.

"When this crisis is over, Anglesey and its beauty will still be here for all to enjoy - and visitors will be warmly welcomed as always."