MP reaches 1,000 contributions milestone in Parliament
12:01pm Monday 28th October 2013 in News
LOCAL MP Jonathan Edwards has made more than 1,000 contributions in Parliament, despite being elected just three and a half years ago.
The Carmarthen East and Dinefwr MP is Plaid Cymru’s spokesman on Business and the Treasury, as well as Local Government and Transport.
By achieving more than 1,000 contributions in Parliament (1,041), Mr Edwards tops the poll of Carmarthenshire MPs for the greatest number of contributions since the 2010 general election.
He comes in just 256 contributions fewer than Labour Leader Ed Miliband, leader.
Chairman of the Plaid Cymru constituency party, Councillor David Jenkins said: “The figures speak for themselves. Jonathan Edwards is one of the most hard-working Members of Parliament and is clearly working his socks off for his constituents and Wales.
“He is fortunate to have a great team of professional staff who work with him in his constituency offices in Ammanford and Newcastle Emlyn. These offices are open five days a week to assist members of the public.
“For Jonathan to work so tirelessly, and to have one of the lowest expenses of all Welsh MPs, is a clear indication of how seriously he takes his role as Carmarthenshire’s voice in Westminster.
“We are all very proud of the work he continues to do on our behalf. He is fearless when it comes to standing up to the Prime Minister and Welsh First Minister if it means his actions will benefit his constituents.”