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Gareth on the proposed expansion of the Welsh Assembly

For the last 20 years, many major decisions affecting the lives of the people of Wales have been taken at the National Assembly for Wales. Now, the Cardiff Bay Establishment is looking to add yet another 30 costly politicians. In this video, I'm asking if...

Inquiry into Rough-sleeping in Wales: Evidence Session 6

Party: United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) Right, thanks. We've had concerns raised by Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick that the Welsh Government appeared to have been overly influenced by the Finnish model of housing first and she thought that perhaps a...

Assembly Reform Press Release 09022018

UKIP Assembly Member for South Wales Central, Gareth Bennett, has hit out at plans to expand the number of Members in the National Assembly for Wales. On Wednesday, the Assembly Commission announced plans to consult members of the Welsh public on proposals to increase...

Planning Consent and Pubs

Party: United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) What assessment has the Welsh Government made of planning consent and change of use in relation to pubs in Wales? OAQ51734 Title: First Minister of Wales Party: Welsh Labour We do recognise the...

Point of Order 10 January 2018

Spoken Contribution - 15:22:17 Watch this contribution on Senedd TV Personal statement—Gareth Bennett. Party: United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) Diolch, Llywydd. I refer to the point of order that was raised with you on 13 December last...

Tree Felling at Fforest Fawr

Party: United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) Spoken Contribution - 13:35 Watch this contribution on Senedd TV What discussions has the Cabinet Secretary had with Natural Resources Wales about the tree felling programme at Fforest Fawr in Tongwynlais?...

UK Issues

Gareth on Telford and Child Sexual Exploitation

Party: United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) The shocking revelations coming from Telford about child grooming gangs is another sign that the lessons of Rochdale, Oxford and Rotherham have not been learned. The mass exploitation of children by Muslim...

Report from UKIP’s EGM

Gareth Bennett AM led a coach trip for members from across South Wales to UKIP’s crucial EGM which was held on Saturday 17th February at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham. Over 40 members made the journey on...

Bennett on Bolton

On Monday 12th February, Gareth travelled across Offa's Dyke to Gloucester to address a meeting of UKIP Members from across the South West of England and beyond. Gareth spoke about the NEC's Vote of No Confidence in the UKIP Leader, and is calling on all...

Inquiry into Rough-sleeping in Wales: Evidence Session 6

Party: United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) Right, thanks. We've had concerns raised by Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick that the Welsh Government appeared to have been overly influenced by the Finnish model of housing first and she thought that perhaps a...

Debate on the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee Report on their Inquiry into Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Wales

Spoken Contribution - 16:02:45 Watch this contribution on Senedd TV | View this contribution in the Record of Proceeding document Thanks to the Chairman for laying the committee’s report before the Chamber. The report is concerned primarily with improving conditions...

Devolution of Policing

Spoken Contribution - 15:21:06 Watch this contribution on Senedd TV | View this contribution in the Record of Proceeding document Thanks to the individual Members for bringing today’s debate. I think devolution of policing is an important issue, and I should point out...

‘BAN TRUMP FROM BRITAIN – NOW!’

So all the silly lefties are marching against Trump – again. Now the spotty fools have decided that it’s wrong that the US President has tried to ban people from seven countries from entering the USA. This ban is part of Trump’s plan to restore secure borders around...

Equality Report – Wheelchair users

We can't get on the train Spoken Contribution - 17:27:15 Watch this contribution on Senedd TV   |   View this contribution in the Record of Proceeding document Thanks to the Minister for bringing today’s debate. We broadly support the aims of the report, and we also...

Local Government Reform

We want local people to decide on local planning Spoken Contribution - 15:34:00 Watch this contribution on Senedd TV   |   View this contribution in the Record of Proceeding document Thanks to the Minister for his statement today. We in UKIP broadly support the...

Local Government Tour of Eastern England

by UKIP Welsh Assembly Member Gareth Bennett Once we settled down into our Assembly group, all the UKIP AMs were given particular areas of policy to concentrate on. I was appointed as the UKIP spokesman in the Assembly for Local Government & Housing (I also do Sport)....

International

Debate on the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee Report on their Inquiry into Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Wales

Spoken Contribution - 16:02:45 Watch this contribution on Senedd TV | View this contribution in the Record of Proceeding document Thanks to the Chairman for laying the committee’s report before the Chamber. The report is concerned primarily with improving conditions...

‘BAN TRUMP FROM BRITAIN – NOW!’

So all the silly lefties are marching against Trump – again. Now the spotty fools have decided that it’s wrong that the US President has tried to ban people from seven countries from entering the USA. This ban is part of Trump’s plan to restore secure borders around...

Welsh Donald Trump Welcomes Trump

(Photo: Getty Images) First, I would like to congratulate the new President-elect of the USA, Donald Trump. Especially as we have a few things in common. Not sure if you remember this, but back in March, when I was running for the Assembly, the Western Mail called me...

Sport, Arts, Misc

Local History

The Little Book of Cardiff

Everything you always wanted to know about Cardiff, stuck together in one easy-to-read volume.  Does what it says on the tin. Gareth Description from Amazon Authors David and Gareth take a trip through the places, peculiarities and past practices of Cardiff, stopping...