May 30, 2019

Bashir Naderi Granted Refugee Status

Many of you will remember Bashir Naderi, my constituent who was threatened with deportation back to Afghanistan when he reached age 18, after being brought to the UK as an unaccompanied 10 year old child following the murder of his father by the Taliban. In 2016, he was ordered for removal by the Home Office, and I’m pleased to say …

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May 24, 2019

Meeting Royal British Legion Veterans

It was an honour to meet with Royal British Legion veterans at an event in Parliament this week. The Royal British Legion is the biggest armed forces charity in the UK, you probably recognise them from the Poppy Appeal that they help run every year to raise funds and to honour those who have died in the armed services.  I …

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May 22, 2019

Advice Surgeries in June

Dates and locations for my advice surgeries around Cardiff Central in June are now confirmed and you can see them below. These surgeries are a chance for all constituents living in Cardiff Central to drop in and raise an issue with me. All are no appointment needed, so you can just drop in to whichever suits you. Friday 7th June …

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May 21, 2019

National Lottery Community Fund

You may remember the old ‘Big Lottery’ Fund – it has now re-branded as the National Lottery Community Fund. People use this funding to do extraordinary things, taking the lead to improve their lives and communities. This fund is now celebrating its 25th Birthday, and in that time The National Lottery Community Fund has awarded £750,316 to twenty projects in …

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May 17, 2019


Cardiff Central is a proud University constituency, you elected me in 2015 and again in 2017 on a promise to champion our University sector in parliament so I’m pleased to be supporting the #MadeatUni campaign. Our Universities help Welsh and UK businesses and our public services succeed by powering research and development, solving global problems and pushing the boundaries of …

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May 16, 2019

Time to Get Drastic with Plastic

This week, a diver completing the deepest dive ever by a human in a submarine, went 10,927 metres under the surface into the Mariana Trench, a huge gash in the sea bed. At this incredible depth he found waste plastic. I agree with Friends of the Earth and the Women’s Institute that it’s time for drastic action on plastic. Across …

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May 15, 2019

More Nextbike Stations for Cardiff Central!

I’m very pleased today to hear that Nextbike have again increased their presence in Cardiff Central, with another 3 stations confirmed for Cardiff Central and another 8 under consideration for introduction in the next round. The new confirmed stations are at North Road, City Road and University Halls in Penylan and the 8 under further consideration are Cyncoed Road, Pentwyn …

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May 9, 2019

Which? Survey Shows Welsh Worries about the Cost of Living

The Consumer Insight for Wales survey launched yesterday showed people in Wales are worried about the cost for paying for daily essentials and public sector cuts. The report surveyed consumers across Wales and found that 67% of people felt worried about the cost of food, essentials and public sector cuts and 22% had defaulted on a debt. This reflects what …

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May 3, 2019

My Monthly Newsletter for April

My monthly newsletter for April is now available, featuring a roundup of my work in Parliament and the constituency over the last month. You can read this months newsletter by clicking here. You can sign up tor receive the newsletter directly via email by clicking here.

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May 3, 2019

Firefighters Memorial Day

May 4th is Firefighters Memorial Day. At midday today, firefighters across the UK will stand silent to remember their fallen colleagues after a brief sounding of sirens, the strike of a bell or blow of a whistle. On duty crews parade in fire kit on station forecourts at midday and stand in a minute’s silence as they remember the more …

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