February 28, 2014

Cardiff University’s Living Wage Plans

I was pleased this week to see that Cardiff University has decided to apply for accreditation as a Living Wage employer. This is great news. Since the Lib Dem and Tory government came into office, wages have been falling behind the rising cost of living. People are working harder, for longer, for less. I hope many other local business and …

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February 4, 2014

National Voter Registration Day 2014

Today, 5th February, marks 182 years since the introduction of voter registration. Then, in 1832, the number of eligible voters in a borough varied from six to 12,000, with the selection of some MPs controlled by one person. We have come a long way since then, but there is still much more we can do. In the 2010 general election, only 44% of …

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February 3, 2014

Gagging Bill – Say One Thing and Do Another

On 22nd January, the Tory and Lib Dem government’s anti-charity bill, known as the Gagging Bill, was back in the Commons for votes on key amendments made by the House of Lords to safeguard the work of charities and to clean up politics. Before the vote, Cardiff Central Lib Dem MP Jenny Willott took to Twitter and said “I support almost all the …

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