July 31, 2017

Visiting the Newly Redeveloped Powerhouse

I was pleased this morning to be able to visit the newly redeveloped Powerhouse Hub in Llanedeyrn. It was fantastic to see the hub already buzzing with residents checking out the new facilities on offer here. The new Powerhouse Hub in Llanedeyrn provides a wider range of services and better facilities and will be open for six days a week. …

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July 31, 2017

Llanedeyrn Primary Pupil Marcos Wins Wales & West Utilities ‘Get Creative, Be Safe’ Competition

A Cardiff Central pupil has taken vital carbon monoxide (CO) safety messages to the House of Commons after winning a competition run by industry body, Energy Networks Association and supported locally by Wales & West Utilities. Marcos Fernandes, who attends Llanedeyrn Primary School, was chosen as Wales & West Utilities winning Key Stage 1 Welsh entry of the ‘Get Creative, …

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July 24, 2017

Advice Surgery Information for August

Below are the confirmed dates for my advice surgeries around Cardiff Central in August. If you have an issue that you would like to raise directly with me, please come along to one of the dates advertised below. No appointment is needed.

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July 20, 2017

Wales and the Queen’s Speech – My Westminster Hall Debate

Taking the fight to the Government in a Debate on Wales and the Queen’s Speech   Alongside Labour MPs from across Wales, I led a debate on the impact of the UK Government’s policies on Wales.   In the face of a poor turn out from Government MPs we covered topics including the impact of Brexit on women in Wales, …

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July 19, 2017

Welsh Government Consultation: Letting Agency Fees

The Welsh Government want your views on proposals to change the way fees are charged by letting agents, landlords and third parties to tenants in the private rented sector. If you’re a private sector tenant in Cardiff Central, it is vital you respond to this consultation and help shape the Welsh Government’s policy on letting agency fees going forward. The …

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July 17, 2017

Contaminated Blood Inquiry Announced

The government has caved in to the demands of the campaign for an inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal of the 1970s and 80s. I have been pushing for an inquiry alongside my Labour colleagues with affected families and campaigning organisations like Haemophilia Wales, for many years. An emergency debate on the issue was secured by my Labour colleague Diana …

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July 12, 2017

United Against Dementia Campaign Drop-In

Earlier this week I attended an Alzheimer’s Society event for parliamentarians to learn more about the issues affecting people with dementia. There are 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK and it is the 21st Century’s biggest killer. In Cardiff Central there are estimated to be 4,000 people living with dementia. Having dementia can have a devastating impact on the …

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July 12, 2017

Information: Adamsdown Foot Bridge/Splott Road Bridge Closures

Due to work on the electrification of the South Wales Mainline, Network Rail have advised that Adamsdown Foot Bridge and Splott Road Bridge will both be closed at specific times over the coming months.   For full details, please see the Network Rail information below. If you have any concerns about this, please don’t hesitate to contact me using jo.stevens.mp@parliament.uk.  …

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July 11, 2017

My Question on the Lack of Minimum Wage Prosecutions in Wales

Today the Matthew Taylor Review of modern working practices was released. It focuses primarily on the gig economy and the flexibility the government says is required in the ‘modern’ labour market. The report was commissioned by the Tory Government and in my view is a wasted opportunity to address the serious issues of exploitation of workers and lack of legal rights in …

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