January 31, 2019

My Monthly Newsletter for January

My monthly newsletter for January is now available, featuring a roundup of my work in Parliament and the constituency over the last month. You can view January’s newsletter by clicking here. If you would like to sign up to receive my newsletter via email, please click here.

Continue reading
January 31, 2019

Update: City of Cardiff Post Office Move

The Post Office have announced that following their consultation, they are going ahead with plans to re-locate the to move the City of Cardiff Post Office to the rear of the WHSmith shop, 83-85 Queen Street, Cardiff, CF10 2NX, where it will be run by WHSmith. The Post Office are planning to open the new branch on Thursday 28 March, …

Continue reading
January 29, 2019

Public Service Broadcasting. Death by a Thousand Cuts

Despite occasional frustration and my anger at the legacy of sex discriminatory salaries exposed by our DCMS Select Committee recently, I value the BBC enormously. But I’m increasingly worried about its future because of the Government’s cuts to its funding. In the age of disinformation and fake news, the principles and ethics of public service broadcasting become ever more important. …

Continue reading
January 24, 2019

Update: Roath Brook Flood Scheme Phase 3

The NRW Board have just approved a recommendation about how Phase 3 of the Scheme should be delivered, by making this phase a stand-alone scheme with a new business case. That business case will have to be approved by Welsh Government. The expert report commissioned by the local campaign group suggested potential different delivery options for Phase 3 of the …

Continue reading
January 22, 2019

Cardiff Council Schools Admission Consultation 2020/2021

The Council has started consulting on the draft School Admission Arrangements 2020-2021.  The consultation period will end on 21 February 2019.  You can view a copy of the draft School Admissions Policy 2020/21 online by clicking here. This consultation is an opportunity for people to learn about proposed changes to the Cardiff Council School Admission Arrangements for the 2020/21 academic …

Continue reading
January 16, 2019

Free TV Licences for the Over-75s

Today I backed the campaign to block the removal of free TV licences for the over-75s. Once again the Tories are ripping up their manifesto promises. This time it’s their pledge to pensioners in Cardiff that they would keep free TV licences until 2022. There are over 3,610 households in Cardiff Central who are entitled to a free TV licence …

Continue reading
January 14, 2019

Why I am Voting Against the Prime Minister’s Brexit Deal

  I will be voting against the Prime Minister’s Brexit Deal on Tuesday 15th January. Here’s my speech in the debate where I explain why I oppose her deal, oppose Brexit and call for revocation of Article 50 now or through a second public vote. https://www.facebook.com/JoStevensLabour/videos/380919269324323/  

Continue reading
January 9, 2019

Hidden Heroines: Vote for Cardiff’s First Woman Statue

Cardiff’s first statue of a named woman is going to be decided by a public vote via BBC Wales. Five women have been shortlisted for the artwork which will be placed outside BBC Wales’ new headquarters at Central Square in the City Centre. None of the women shortlisted are still alive. They are Cranogwen, Lady Rhondda, Elizabeth Andrews, Elaine Morgan …

Continue reading
January 8, 2019

Welsh Government Consultation on Improving Public Transport

We want a public transport system that links buses and trains, walking and cycling. We want more people to use public transport instead of their cars. We want to reduce air pollution and protect the environment. As part of this, the Welsh Government are consulting on proposals for bus services and the licensing of taxi and private hire vehicles in Wales. …

Continue reading
January 7, 2019

The Prime Minister must Rule out No Deal

Before Christmas I signed a letter to the Prime Minister alongside over 200 cross party Members of Parliament urging Theresa May to rule out leaving the European Union without a deal (Full letter below). More MPs are signing the letter every day. The Prime Minister is currently trying to use the threat of no deal to bully MPs into accepting …

Continue reading