February 28, 2018

Update from Arriva TW and Network Rail RE: Disruption to Wales and Borders Network

As you may be aware, rail passengers are experiencing delays across parts of the Wales and Borders network today as essential safety checks to rail infrastructure and trains are carried out.  The majority of long-distance Arriva Trains Wales services operating in North Wales, West Wales and the Marches were suspended this morning as a result of these checks, which were …

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February 28, 2018

I Back the UCU Strike

Pensions aren’t the most exciting topic of conversation, but ensuring we have financial security after retirement is becoming more and more important as we live for longer. Representing a university constituency with tens of thousands of students and university staff naturally means I have taken a very keen interest in the current pensions dispute between the University and College Union …

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February 26, 2018

Fairtrade Fortnight Parliamentary Reception

Last week I attended a reception to mark the start of Fairtrade Fortnight. Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 runs from 26 February to 11 March and this year’s theme is ‘Come On In!’ inviting people to learn more about the Fairtrade movement and how it impacts on the lives of farmers and producers around the world. The event, sponsored by Co-op, gave parliamentarians …

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February 22, 2018

Roath Flood Defence Scheme: Construction Update

Construction work continues to progress throughout Railway Gardens (the Sandies) and Waterloo Gardens, as well as at Waterloo Road bridge. We would like to thank the community for their ongoing patience during this time and assure you that we are working as fast as we can to complete the works and return the park gardens to you.  Dawnus will start the last sections …

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February 21, 2018

Joint Letter to the Foreign Secretary RE Myanmar Military and the ICC

Along with over 100 of my Parliamentary colleagues, I have co-signed a letter to Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson calling for the referral of the Myanmar military to the International Criminal Court for their actions against the Rohingya. The appalling ‘security operations’ against the Rohingya have been described as ethnic cleansing and possibly genocide by OHCHR. I’ve previously raised it in Parliamentary debates, …

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February 8, 2018

Great Get Together Events 2018

The second annual of Great Get Together is taking place 22nd – 24th June 2018 with hopefully even more fun and friendly events in Cardiff Central than last year. The Great Get Together is inspired by my friend and colleague Jo Cox, who was killed on 16 June 2016. We believe there is a groundswell of people who reject divisive politics and …

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February 7, 2018

Universal Credit – What You Need To Know

Universal Credit is being phased into Cardiff, starting this month. It is a new, single monthly payment to replace the following benefits and tax credits:  Housing Benefit  Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance  Income-related Employment and Support Allowance  Income Support  Child Tax Credits  Working Tax Credits  It will not replace Child Benefit, and it will not replace Contribution-Based Jobseeker’s Allowance or Contribution-Based Employment and Support …

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