April 26, 2015

Decision Made: Cardiff Debate

This week I took part in the Decision Made: Cardiff debate on Made in Cardiff TV. I debated the important issues of the election with 5 candidates from other parties. You can watch all three parts of the debate on the Made in Cardiff TV website. Just click on ‘Current Affairs’. Click here to watch the debate now

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April 24, 2015

Labour: Tackling Low Pay

Labour will raise the minimum wage We will increase the National Minimum Wage to £8 per hour by 2020. That’s a pay rise of £3000 a year for a full-time worker. We’ll also give incentives to employers that commit to paying the Living Wage.  Alongside raising wages, a Labour government will ban exploitative zero-hours contracts. These contracts are used simply …

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April 21, 2015

Labour: Backed by Green Business

The Labour Party will create a million green jobs We’ll do this by investing in low-carbon industries, and providing support to small and medium green businesses seeking to grow. We’ll make Britain the most attractive place in the world to invest in low-carbon technologies. The Labour Party is backed by green business Britain’s leading green energy company Ecotricity has donated £250,000 towards …

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April 20, 2015

Incumbent Lib Dem MP won’t sign TTIP Petition

WalesOnline featured an article this week highlighting the fact that Cardiff Central’s incumbent MP won’t sign the ‘NHS Wales out of TTIP’ petition. TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, could lead to the privatisation of our NHS. It’s been negotiated behind closed doors, and its implementation could involve secret courts. It’s really important to me that our NHS is …

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April 10, 2015

Helping Small Businesses Thrive

Last week I was pleased to welcome Edwina Hart AM, Welsh Government Minister for Science, Economy and Transport, to Cardiff Central. We visited a great local business, Penylan Pantry, and chatted with owners Mel and Jo about setting up their business, and the challenges small businesses are currently facing. Mel and Jo set up Penylan Pantry just over a year …

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April 9, 2015

Harry Leslie Smith

This week I has the privilege of meeting Harry Leslie Smith. He joined us in Cardiff Central to speak about the impact of austerity on lives and communities. Harry’s story comes with a warning: he remembers what it was like before the NHS and the Welfare State. We can’t let it be taken away. Meeting Harry was one of the …

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