My FOI request revealed the amounts that 2011’s outgoing Welsh Assembly Members (AMs) were given in resettlement grants. Following discussions with the newsdesk on the background of AMs, I constructed spreads for both the South Wales Echo and Western Mail. The exclusive story was later picked up by BBC Wales and carried on their radio current affairs programmes.
This was my first major story for Media Wales. I used RSS feeds to uncover figures that showed Welsh companies had secured only 0.01% of major Olympics contracts. Welsh Government First Minister Carwyn Jones later admitted to being “disappointed” with contracts Wales had secured.
THEY battle hard for your vote on election day, but many of Wales’ AMs are failing to vote on their constituents’ behalf in the National Assembly.