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Mark's Achievements

Mark has served as MP for Alyn & Deeside since 2001. Below are just a sample of the many things Mark has achieved since then!
 

Surgeries

• Mark has held more than 500 advice surgeries in communities across Alyn and Deeside since he was first elected
• He has also held more than 100 Roving Surgeries, reaching approximately 25,000 homes
• Mark has held special advice surgeries for the jobless and people facing tough financial times

Residents

• Mark has taken up cases for approximately 4,000 people
• He has held Veterans Day, Land Girls and Lumber Jills events on an annual basis for hundreds of men and women

Children

• Mark has held an art competition every year, involving more than 10,000 youngsters since he was elected
• He has hosted thousands of children and teenagers in Parliament as part of a education scheme
• He has spoken to 6th formers at high schools across Alyn and Deeside

Jobs

• Mark has acted on behalf of businesses in Deeside, Buckley and in rural areas to help create and retain jobs
• He has helped facilitate start-ups through the Flintshire Business Week programme
• He has taken part in numerous question and answer sessions with businesses

Law And Order

• Mark holds quarterly meetings with police leaders to relay concerns from residents to officers
• By 2008 there were more than 205 more police officers in North Wales than in 1997
• Mark has hosted residents’ meetings with police in areas covering Shotton, Buckley, Pen y Ffordd, Saltney and Queensferry

General

• Mark has been active in increasing the number of people who carry donor cards
• He has also been fundraising for Children with Leukaemia and has been active in increasing awareness of bone marrow transplants
• He has served as a Whip since 2007 in addition to be a constituency MP

Communities

• Mark has helped to fight unnecessary development of ‘The Compound’ in Broughton between the Shopping Park and residential areas
• Mark has raised objections to increased residential development on the fringes of Broughton
• He has successfully lobbied for a safer crossing on Broughton Main Road
• Mark opposed the increase in landfill centres in Buckley
• He gave evidence at the Public Inquiry into Parry’s Quarry, where he opposed the landfill
• Mark has attended Resident Association meetings in Saltney and Queensferry
• In Aston Mark helped to fight unnecessary widening of the A494
• He is also pushing for better sound barriers along the A494 on Aston Hill and the A55 in Ewloe
• Mark has campaigned for better flood prevention schemes in Mancot, Hawarden, Sandycroft, Pentre, Buckley, Queensferry, Penyffordd and Shotton
• In Sealand Mark has pressed for safer road crossings, particularly near Manor Lane
• He has been campaigning for an upgrade of the cycle route to and from Deeside Industrial Park
• Mark has also held litter picking sessions in Buckley, Sealand and Shotton
• In Cymau Mark successful had the village post box reinstated and secured assurance from the County Council that Maesteg would be resurfaced
• In Treuddyn he has worked with local councillors for improved public buildings and for better ground maintenance around Hafan Deg
• He also opposed the installation of a mast in Treuddyn
• Mark is pushing for a reduced speed limit along Corwen Road to help cut accidents in and around Treuddyn and Coed Talon
• In Connah’s Quay Mark has supported the new Ffordd Llanarth Development
• He opposed the installation of a telephone mast on Mold Road
• He has repeatedly opposed plans to open up land off Ffordd Newydd
• He supported the modernisation of Connah’s Quay and Buckley baths
• He is fighting for better speed enforcement in Penyffordd and against excessive development
• Mark has campaigned for improved maintenance of children’s’ play facilities on St David’s Park and for a better traffic system around the business area
• Mark has opposed the possible reduction in the number of protected trees in Flintshire
• In Hope Mark supported the reduced speed limit of 20mph at the primary school and is pressing for a safer junction at Cae’r Estyn
• In Cargwerle and Abermorddu he has succeeded in increasing police patrols in areas where there are double yellow lines.
• He is also campaigning against development on land alongside Wrexham Road in Abermorddu
• In Higher Kinnerton Mark is pressing for better a better outcome for residents concerning the proposed Warren Hall development
• He is also pressing for better traffic arrangements on Lesters Lane
• Mark has been working with the community council in Higher Kinnerton on better traffic speed enforcement
• In Mancot Mark helped residents secure a new village hall
• He is also objecting to proposed changes to the UDP in Mancot
• In Llanfynydd Mark has supported better children’s play equipment and a safe crossing at the primary school
• Mark lives in Ffrith and supported the village fete and entry into the best kept village competition
• He has lobbied for better public transport through Deeside and between Flintshire and Chester
• Mark has consistently pressed for a solution to the traffic congestion through Shotton
• He has also called for better disabled access to Shotton railway station
• On health, Mark has backed better services in Buckley, Hope, Connah’s Quay and at Deeside Community Hospital
• He has campaigned for a regional waste strategy that will reduce the burden of landfill on Flintshire
• In Hawarden Mark opposed the Overlea Drive development
• Mark has also campaigned for electrification of the Wrexham Bidston railway line and more frequent services through Cefn y Bedd and Hope
• In Saltney Mark is campaigning for a new railway station and for safer access to the high school
• Mark has arranged meetings between residents and the police to combat anti social behaviour in Penyffordd, Buckley, Ewloe and Saltney

Mark Tami

Mark Tami with his family
Mark with wife Sally and sons Max and Oscar