June 29, 2016

Refugee Week Coffee Morning

On Saturday I hosted a coffee morning to mark Refugee Week. I was really pleased with the large number of people who came along to say #RefugeesWelcome in Cardiff. Refugee Week is an annual national event to celebrate the contribution that refugees make to communities and culture in the UK. I know myself the contribution that refugees and asylum seekers …

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June 24, 2016

Trial of Thomas Mair – Guidelines on Contempt of Court

Yesterday, along with my colleague and Shadow Attorney General, Karl Turner MP, I circulated this advice and guidance on avoiding risk of contempt of court, to fellow MPs and members of the House of Lords. I would ask anyone who uses social media and publishes blogs to please read it carefully and bear it in mind. Thank you. “It is clear to …

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June 16, 2016

Surgery Cancelled 17th-18th June 2016

Due to unforeseen circumstances I have had to cancel my advice surgeries on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th June 2016. If you need my assistance or advice, please contact my constituency office on 02921 329736 in the first instance. Future surgeries will be advertised here.

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June 15, 2016

Justice Questions – EU Prisoner Transfer Directives

Today in Justice Questions I took the opportunity as Shadow Prisons Minister to raise with the Government the importance of remaining a member of the European Union in order for compulsory prisoner transfer agreements to stay in place. This system was established by the European Union and enables Britain to deport prisoners back to their country of origin. My first …

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June 14, 2016

Invitation to apply for GWR’s Communities Improvement Fund

This week Great Western Railway opened their Customer and Communities Investment Fund (CCIF) for the second year. They are seeking bids for projects that will start in April 2017. The total fund is £2.25million, and GwR are offering £750,000 a year for projects that support areas in social need. If you think you might have a project, idea, or advanced …

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June 8, 2016

Voter Registration Deadline Extended

If you haven’t yet registered to vote in the European Referendum, you now have one more day to make sure you have. Register to vote here. Following problems with the gov.uk website last night in the run up the original deadline, the Government has extended the deadline until tomorrow. You now have until midnight at the end of Thursday 9th …

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