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RCT Lockdown is "Disappointing but not a Surprise" - Leanne

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Rhondda MS Leanne Wood said: “It is disappointing but not a surprise that the Rhondda has followed Caerffili county borough and gone into lockdown. This was something we feared would happen due to the increase in transmission rates.

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Prisons’ Report is a “Damning Indictment” of Justice System - Leanne

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Reacting to the publication of a damning report from the Wales Governance Centre on the penal system in Wales, Leanne Wood MS - Plaid Cymru’s Shadow Minister for Justice and Equalities - said: “This comprehensive report is a damning indictment on how poorly served Wales is by the Westminster-run justice system.

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New Food Scheme from Rhondda MS Officially Up and Running

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The first week of a new food scheme run by the member of the Senedd for the Rhondda has seen 300 kgs of food distributed.

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Testing Fiasco is a “Scandal” – Leanne Wood

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Reacting to the news that the UK Government has limited testing in the Rhondda to just 60 tests a day despite having capacity for processing up to 500, the Member of the Senedd for the Rhondda said: “This demonstrates Westminster’s disdain for Wales. Lives are at risk here in the Rhondda due to the increased transmission rate in the Porth to Penygraig area, yet Westminster’s response is to throttle testing capacity.

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“We all have a much better chance of pulling through this as a strongly united set of communities” – Leanne

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Reacting to the news that coronavirus virus transmission rates continue to rise in RCT and that the lower Rhondda is a particular hotspot, Rhondda MS Leanne Wood said: “I’m concerned that the Rhondda and the rest of RCT is on the verge of going into lockdown. If we are placed under restrictions again this will have big implications for our health, well-being and the local economy. It is also a worrying sign that transmission rates continue to rise.

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Leanne Puts Labour Minister on the Spot Over Flooding

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The Member of the Senedd for the Rhondda has called on the Labour Government in Wales to provide flood doors to all households in the Fach and Fawr at risk of flooding.

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Leanne Hails ‘People Power’ After Labour U-Turn on A-Level Results

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The Member of the Senedd for the Rhondda has welcomed the U-turn on A-Level and GCSE grades in Wales.

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Another Flooding in the Rhondda is ‘Unacceptable’, says Leanne

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Reacting to the news that Pentre has suffered its fourth flood of the year, Rhondda MS Leanne Wood said: “I am outraged and angered that flooding has happened again in Pentre.

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“If You As A Government Expect People To Self-Isolate, You Have A Duty To Ensure That Is Not Financially Impossible” – Leanne

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Following the announcement that those returning from Spain must self-isolate for two weeks, Plaid Cymru MS for the Rhondda Leanne Wood has urged the UK Government to consider the practicalities of doing so.

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Leanne Sets Up Fund to Establish Free Food Parcel Service

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The Member of the Senedd for the Rhondda has begun fundraising for a new scheme in the Rhondda to provide food for those in need and tackle poverty.

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