Second homes crisis: MP asks Welsh Government Minister: ‘Could we have a word while you’re on holiday in Llŷn?’
An MP has asked a Government minister to meet up while he’s on holiday in Pen Llŷn to discuss the second-homes crisis.
Plaid Cymru Meirionnydd Dwyfor MP Liz Saville Roberts made the appeal on Twitter today after joining protests held across her constituency and on Anglesey yesterday by hundreds of local people about being forced out of their communities because of spiralling prices.
Mrs Roberts joined her fellow constituency MS Mabon ap Gwynfor and Cefin Campbell, MS for Mid and West Wales and Ynys Mon MS Rhun ap Iorwerth as protests were held at Pistyll, Tudweiliog, Edern and Aberdaron and other villages and communities.
Diolch i bawb ddoth allan i godi eu llais ac i Gyngor Tref Nefyn am drefnu y cyfres o ralïau ddoe yn mynnu #HawlIFywAdra
Mae'r neges yn glir, ac mae amser yn brin.
Rhaid deddfu er mwyn rheoli y farchnad dai, a sicrhau fod y farchnad yn gweithio o blaid ein cymunedau. pic.twitter.com/IeMWROB9Tx
— Mabon ap Gwynfor AS 🏴 (@mabonapgwynfor) May 30, 2021
She said she was supporting the Hawl i Fyw Adra (Right to Live Home) campaign in Pen Llŷn “to call on the Welsh government to act now to address the second homes crisis as young people are priced out of their own communities.”
Today she stepped up her efforts by asking the ecomomy minister Vaughan Gething directly for a meeting with her while he is on holiday in Llŷn.
Mrs Roberts herself lives in Morfa Nefyn – in an area where a vast majority of the houses are second homes.
She added that it was a shame that Mr Gething had not attended any of the protests yesterday himself – after local company Cwrw Llyn said he and his family had visited their brewery.
Could we have a word while you’re on holiday in Llŷn @vaughangething?
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— Liz Saville Roberts AS/MP 🏴 (@LSRPlaid) May 30, 2021
Addressing Mr Gething, she said: “Now’s the time to show whether the Welsh Government ministers feel duty of care towards fragile Welsh-speaking communities, or whether we’re just a pretty destination.”
It’s not known yet whether Mr Gething has indeed replied to Mrs Roberts or if they will be arranging a meeting.
Supporting @IHawl campaign in Pen Llŷn with @mabonapgwynfor and @cefincampbell to call on the Welsh government to act now to address the second homes crisis as young people are priced out of their own communities. #SecondHomes 🏡🏴 pic.twitter.com/qpfyUaQNTr
— Liz Saville Roberts AS/MP 🏴 (@LSRPlaid) May 29, 2021