June 23, 2015

United Nations Public Service Day

Today is United Nations Public Service Day. This is an international celebration of people who work in public services across the world. In Cardiff, tens of thousands of people work in the public sector, day in day out, keeping our city running. I want to thank them all today for the work they do all year round. Public servants keep all …

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June 17, 2015

Welsh Office Minister Refuses to Rule Out Network Rail Privatisation

When I asked about this issue during Welsh Questions in Parliament today, Alun Cairns, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales, refused to give a clear answer. My question in full: “Many Welsh passengers use railway lines under the control of the UK Government, like the Great Western Line, and they are concerned about suggestions that the Government is going to …

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June 16, 2015

Celebrating the Work of Citizens Advice in Cardiff

I had the opportunity today in Parliament to thank staff and volunteers of Cardiff Citizens Advice for providing people in Cardiff with the advice and support they need to solve their problems. At an event in Parliament on Tuesday 16 June 2015 I met people from across the Citizens Advice service. I also learnt about the invaluable insight local Citizens …

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June 6, 2015

First Speech in the House of Commons

I made my first speech in the House of Commons today. I paid tribute to my predecessors, and shared some of the things that make Cardiff Central great. You can watch the speech on Parliament TV here.  

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