Geraint Davies Labour MP for Swansea West said “I made an open invitation to Dunvant residents to come to join me and for a chat, cuppa and Welsh cakes on St.Davids Day and dozens of residents turned up for a lively discussion
“Conversations ranged from the dreaded Brexit, to air pollution and climate change.
“There was a clear majority accepting that Brexit hasn’t turned out as expected or promised and a strong case for a public vote on the final deal to safeguard Swansea’s interests.
“Residents were upset that the Government has broken promises to electrify the rail line to Cardiff and fund the Swansea Tidal Lagoon including the view that this is part of the cost of Brexit.
“There was widespread concern over the pressing need to take action on climate change and protecting our environment. People generally agreed with taxing plastic, banning fracking and supporting solar, wind and tidal energy which is what I’ve been calling for. It was recognised that the Welsh Labour Government was taking a greater lead than UK Government on this.
“People were generally favourable to reducing the voting age to help engage young people and refocus politicians on the need to invest in young people’s futures.
“Air pollution from planes and ships with more people going on holidays and trading further afield if we Brexit were seen as a growing problem for our efforts to save the planet from climate change.
“All in all it was a happy productive exchange of views lubricated by tea and energised by Welsh cakes that was a great way for me as MP and local councillors to get feedback on the issues uppermost in people’s minds.
“Thanks to this success I plan a roving tea party with a get together every couple of months.
“Happy Saint David’s Day – Dydd Gwyl Dewi Sant Hapus”
councillors Jennifer Raynor and Louise Gibbard were on hand to cover detailed answers to issues around council services including parking and city centre planning.