It’s that time again when I update you all on the goings-on of your local Senedd Member for Brecon and Radnorshire, writes James Evans MS. 

On a national level, we may have a new face at the helm, but I’m afraid it’s a case of the same old tired policies and I doubt we will see any real change in tack here in Wales. 

Vaughan Gething has held many key jobs during his time in office, from Health Minister, Economy Minister and now First Minister, but his track record to date gives me little hope for optimism.

On another note, Green GEN Cymru have a consultation ongoing about the proposed 60-mile-long route of pylons which will cut right through the heart of mid-Wales. 


This will drastically alter the very fabric of our countryside, putting jobs and livelihoods at risk which will fundamentally damage our rural communities at a time when they need support the most.

Since the plans were announced last year, I have been inundated with e-mails from constituents who are all very concerned. 

This was evidenced in the large number of people who attended the public meetings to oppose the Nant Mithel, Aberedw and Bryn Gilwern Energy Park proposals. 

The communities living along the proposed route must come together again and make their voices heard.

I am a big believer that if you want to make a change, you need to stand up and fight for it. 

I encourage everyone to have their say whether it’s for or against these proposals because we in rural Wales should not roll over and be told what to do by big co-operations and Welsh Government, who in my opinion, want to use rural Wales as their get out of jail free card on their route to net zero.

On a lighter note, I had a great time in Llandrindod Wells Con Club calling the bingo for the wonderful ladies and the two men who were present.

It always amazes me the variety that comes with this job, one day I am tackling national issues in Cardiff and locals, the next I’m bringing a bit of light-hearted fun to my local community.