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Ron Davies hits back at MP Wayne David over blog

Ieuan Wyn Jones and Ron Davies at Caerphilly Indoor Market

Ron Davies, Plaid’s Assembly candidate in Caerphilly, has hit back at Labour MP Wayne David claiming a recent blog post on Caerphilly Observer questioned his integrity.

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Caerphilly MP Wayne David’s blog: April 26


One of the myths of modern politics is that ‘personality’ doesn’t matter. The argument goes that the only thing that is important is the policies a person stands for.

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Former Miss Caerphilly backing Labour’s Jeff Cuthbert

Caerphilly's Labour candidate Jeff Cuthbert with former Miss Caerphilly Rhian Davies

Politics and celebrity have been part of the electioneering toolkit for sometime now.

Tony Blair got matey with the likes of Oasis and Blur in the 90s and David Cameron had actor Michael Caine at last year’s general election.

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Ron Davies calls for Assembly policing powers


Caerphilly’s Plaid Cymru candidate Ron Davies has called for the devolution of policing and the transfer of associated funding to the Welsh Assembly.

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Tory Assembly candidate unveils ‘Caerphilly Jobs Trust’ proposal

Tory candidate Owen Meredith outside Rudry Primary School which he attended from 1990-1997

Caerphilly’s Conservative Assembly candidate Owen Meredith, has promised to set up a ‘Jobs Trust’ if elected on May 5.

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Postal voters urged to make their vote count


As more than 20,000 postal voting packs start dropping through letter boxes across Caerphilly County Borough, postal voters are being reminded to read the instructions carefully when casting their vote.

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Plaid leader joins Ron Davies on visit to Caerphilly Indoor Market

Ieuan Wyn Jones and Ron Davies at Caerphilly Indoor Market

Plaid Cymru leader Ieuan Wyn Jones hit the campaign trail with Assembly candidate Ron Davies on Monday.

Wyn Jones spoke to traders at the re-opened Caerphilly Indoor Market in Pentrebane Street.

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Caerphilly Council spent £500k on newsletter, Tory Assembly candidate reveals


Caerphilly County Borough Council has spent more than £500,000 on its ‘Newsline’ publication over the last five years, according to figures obtained by Conservative Welsh Assembly candidate Owen Meredith.

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New rail platform for Caerphilly station and Valley Lines improvements announced by Network Rail


Network Rail has unveiled a £200m modernisation plan to boost the rail transport in Cardiff and on the Valley Lines service.

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Caerphilly Business Forum blog: Why ‘local’ matters in the Assembly election


In his regular blog for Caerphilly Observer, Andrew Diplock, chair of Caerphilly Business Forum, looks back at the forum’s recent ‘Question Time event’

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Don’t forget to register for your Welsh Assembly vote


Voters have until 5pm Thursday April 14 to register to vote or to apply for a postal vote for the upcoming Assembly elections on May 5.

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Assembly candidates grilled by Caerphilly Business Forum in Question Time event

The four candidates with Andrew Diplock (centre)

Caerphilly’s four Assembly candidates have faced questions from businesses in the county borough.

The “Question Time” style event was organised by Caerphilly Business Forum so candidates could explain to the business community exactly what they had to offer.

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