July 27, 2018

Agent of Change Principle Campaign – Progress in England

The Agent of Change Principle has been added to the planning rules for England today.   The principle is part of planning law which puts the responsibility on developers of new buildings to resolve any noise issues from existing venues.   Before the law was brought in, music and performance venues were suffering huge costs and, in some cases, being …

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July 23, 2018

Joint Letter on Women’s Reproductive Healthcare Rights in Northern Ireland

  Together with 170 other British and Irish Parliamentarians, I have signed a joint letter to the Prime Minister and the Taoiseach of the Irish Republic on abortion rights in Northern Ireland. Both the UK and the Republic of Ireland must uphold human rights in Northern Ireland as part of the Good Friday Agreement. The UK Supreme Court has recently found that abortion law as it stands in Northern Ireland is incompatible with article …

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July 19, 2018

The No Deal Brexit Threat to Holidays

Every year millions of people from the UK go to EU countries on holiday, and many of us choose to drive. At the moment we can use our DVLA issued licences to drive in Europe, we accept drivers’ licences from the EU and the EU accepts ours. No extra hassle, forms or cost. But if the shambolic government approach continues …

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July 17, 2018

What’s wrong with expecting Ministers to know their brief?

  I want employment law and employment rights and protections to be made clearer and simpler. Today I asked the Minister, Claire Perry, whether the government would confirm its support for an EU Directive that adopts an EU wide definition of ‘worker’ and gives all workers the right to a statement from their employer setting out their employment terms and …

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July 16, 2018

Splott Road Bridge Now Open to Traffic and Pedestrians

I have recently been contacted by Network Rail who have informed me that Splott Road Bridge has now been open to traffic and pedestrians since 2pm today, as the works have been completed ahead of schedule. Minor works to the bridge parapets will continue, but all major work has now been completed so there will be no more road or …

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July 13, 2018

Significant Disruption on Great Western Railway lines on Sunday

Great Western Railway is warning customers of significant disruption to services this coming Sunday and has lifted ticket restrictions to enable people to travel before the disruption hits. Due to a number of factors including on-going engineering work; the World Cup Final taking place; the continuing good weather, and the start of the school holidays in some regions, there is a reduced …

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July 12, 2018

Report: Local Authorities and Health and Safety

Today the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Occupational Safety and Health, which I Chair, has launched a report on Local Authorities and Health and Safety. You can download and read the report here: APPG_Local_Authorities_Report_2018_AW   Press Release 12th July 2018 MPs Raise Concern About Health and Safety Enforcement A report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Occupational Safety and Health has found that …

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July 12, 2018

Young People Survey 2018

I have produced this survey in order to achieve a greater understanding of how you, the youth of my constituency, feel about your community. As well as your thoughts and opinions on today’s political issues. This survey is aimed at those in their GCSE years and will help me to make informed decisions in order to improve your lives as …

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July 9, 2018

Catch the Bus Week Visit to Cardiff Bus

This morning I had the opportunity to visit Cardiff Bus’s Sloper Road depot. I met with members of the staff team including drivers, operations supervisors, customer service and maintenance and repair mechanics. I also sat down with Chief Executive Celia Ogbonna and Chair of the Board Counicllor Ed Stubbs for a discussion about the future of buses in the city …

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