October 29, 2015

Trade Union Bill: Committee Stage

Last Tuesday marked the beginning of the Committee Stage of the Trade Union Bill, which I have been selected to sit on. After the Second Reading debate of the bill before Conference over a month ago, this was round two in our fight of the battle of arguments against the Tories in the House of Commons. We were ready.

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October 21, 2015

David Cameron refuses to answer my question at PMQs

I was drawn out of the ballot for Prime Minister’s Questions today for the first time. I asked the Prime Minister about the UK’s increased use of food banks since 2010, and if he knew how many more families would now be reliant on food banks as a result of the Government’s cut to tax credits. Needless to say, he …

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October 19, 2015

Albany Primary’s World War 1 Exhibition

During the 1st World War, Albany Primary School was used as a military hospital. Following a similar project last year, the year six pupils at the school created an exhibition for Made in Roath to share the school’s history with the local community. I was lucky enough to have a preview of the exhibition last week and it was fascinating to find …

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October 15, 2015

Petition: Let 16 and 17 Year Olds Have a Say on the EU

Derek Vaughan, Labour’s Welsh MEP, has started a petition asking David Cameron to allow 16 and 17 year olds to vote in the upcoming European Referendum. The referendum could have far-reaching impacts, and I support extending the right to vote to 16 and 17 year olds on this important issue. In the recent Scottish independence referendum, 16 and 17 year olds were …

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October 15, 2015

Visit to STAR and Launch of Cardiff Eritrea Society

Last week I joined Cardiff Student Action for Refugees (STAR) at their weekly drop-in session in Adamsdown. STAR is a student-run society at Cardiff University which brings together refugees, asylum seekers and students on a weekly basis. They focus on building friendships and breaking down the barriers which divide communities. I visited the weekly drop in, which takes place at …

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October 13, 2015

Holocaust Memorial Day Organiser Workshop

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27 January each year and is a time for us to pause to remember the millions of people who have been murdered or persecuted during the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution and in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. On Holocaust Memorial Day we honour the survivors of these atrocities and challenge ourselves to …

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