Julie James

Labour MS for Swansea West

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Labour MS for Swansea West

Entered the Senedd on 5 May 2011

Recent appearances

  • 9. Plaid Cymru Debate: Planning policy for new power lines 12 Jun 2024

    I was just coming on to that. Yes, absolutely. So, absolutely, we will work with all of the stakeholders, including all the environmental bodies, and with our farmers, landowners and everybody else, but, actually, the most important stakeholder is the national grid. I know that my colleague Jeremy Miles has taken on the conversations that I was having, absolutely, with them, and we need to...
  • 9. Plaid Cymru Debate: Planning policy for new power lines 12 Jun 2024

    So, that's why we're working—. Exactly that, Russell. That's why we're working with the National Grid, so that what we don't have is an unbroken pipeline that transverses it, but actually has a pipeline that delivers the electricity necessary for those communities to have the kind of electrical heating, EV charging points and all the things that we know are really struggling in parts of...
  • 9. Plaid Cymru Debate: Planning policy for new power lines 12 Jun 2024

    I don't want to agree to that as an absolute, but I understand the point you're making and I think we do need to tighten up what we mean by 'unaffordable' in a very big way. My colleague Jeremy Miles—I think the Senedd has already heard—has an independent advisory group set up, and it's following on from my having been in the energy portfolio myself, and they've recently attended a...

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