I met Natural Resources Wales to discuss fisheries protection and enforcement concerns raised with me by members of the angling community in North Wales.


Eight months ago I led a non-partisan debate calling on the Welsh Government to bring forward an autism (Wales) bill during the fifth Assembly term. Its defeat on party lines caused huge distress.


Speaking in the debate on Police Devolution, I stated that Labour and Plaid Cymru calls for the devolution of policing to Wales defied reality. Most people in Wales live along the M4 and A55 corridors, separated by a vast rural area, and very different policing requirements.


I am honoured to have received the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society Awards 2017 UK ‘Political Supporter of the Year’ Award.


North Wales engagements included Chairing MS Society’s Llandudno conference and meeting the Chairman of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.



It was a privilege to attend the North Wales Young Enterprise Company and Team of the year 2017 Area Finals.


As the 1000th member of the Rhydymwyn Valley History Society, I was delighted to attend the Official Opening of the Rhydymwyn Tunnels.


I am proud to say that my youngest daughter, Meredith,  was crowned ‘Miss Flintshire’ at the ‘Miss Wales 2017 Grand Final’.



Speaking at the Responsible Finance Conference 2017, I said that much will depend upon Credit Unions in Wales serving those who would otherwise be excluded from mainstream credit, and highlighted the community banking model developed in Wales by Responsible Finance - working with credit unions, w


I sponsored and spoke at the Assembly Wales Cancer Alliance event, noting that the number of people living with cancer in Wales is expected to reach 240,000 by 2030.


Speaking at the Welsh Conservative Party Conference, I called on the First Minister to end his post-Brexit prophecies of doom and gloom, and to provide the people of Wales with the words of confidence and optimism needed to lead the nation to success.