July 11, 2017

Supporting International Students in Cardiff Central

Last week I joined a Parliamentary reception hosted by the #WeAreInternational campaign, which is supported by hundreds of businesses, universities and organisations to highlight the economic, social and cultural benefits that international students bring to UK towns and cities. Over 5700 international students study at Cardiff University, and many thousands more at the University of South Wales and Cardiff Met, …

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July 11, 2017

The British Council’s Future Leaders Connect Programme – Apply Now

Join the British Council’s Future Leaders Connect – the global network of emerging policy leaders The search is on to find exceptional individuals (aged 18-35) from across the UK and around the world, to join Future Leaders Connect. I am asking constituents to consider applying to become a member of this long term network for emerging policy leaders. Members of …

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July 10, 2017

Piling – Information from Network Rail

I have recently been in contact with Network Rail regarding future piling work that is necessary as part of their work to electrify the South Wales Mainline to London. As part of the project, Network Rail need to undertake piling work to install the Overhead Line Equipment (OLE) that will power the new electric trains.  In order to install the OLE, …

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July 7, 2017

TVT Mesh Campaign

TVT (or Transvaginal) Mesh surgery is a medical procedure used to treat incontinence and prolapse. An increasing number of women have reported complications since having the surgery, with many suffering from chronic and debilitating pain as a result of the procedure. Lots of MPs have been contacted by women injured by mesh implants and campaigners want them banned. I am …

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July 6, 2017

Student Voter Registration – My Cabinet Office Question

Following the change to Individual Electoral Registration, there are a large number of people still missing from the electoral register. While the numbers increased during the recent General Election campaign, with record numbers of people signing up to have their say, the registration system means that many of those will fall off the register when they move house in the …

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July 6, 2017

Backing Musicians and Live Performers Post-Brexit

This week in Parliament I joined the Musicians’ Union, Equity and Creative Unions campaign to back performers to get the best possible deal from Brexit. Musicians and actors are concerned that the Brexit process may lead to the introduction of individual member state work permits and/or visas for British performers touring and working across Europe. Most professional musicians, actors and …

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July 3, 2017

Splott Road Bridge Closure Meeting

On Friday I met with the Programme Manager for Network Rail’s electrification programme for the main line between London and Cardiff. The electrification programme will lead to improvements of the track and service between London and Cardiff but does mean that during the adaptation there will be some disruption, particularly due to bridge closures between Adamsdown and Splott. Closures of …

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