I’m Jo Stevens, your Labour Member of Parliament for Cardiff Central. You first elected me to represent you in May 2015 and you re-elected me in June 2017.

I live in Roath, in the heart of Cardiff Central. I’ve lived in all four Cardiff constituencies during the last 28 years and I’m really proud of our vibrant, modern, multicultural capital city.

How you feel about living here, what issues concern you and what you want your MP to stand up for really matters to me – so I’d love to hear from you.

Family and Personal Background

I have two sons. I was state educated in North East Wales, graduated from Manchester University in 1988 and until being elected in 2015 I was a solicitor and director of Thompsons Solicitors, a UK wide law firm dedicated to representing trade union members and others injured or mistreated at work.


I’ve been a Labour Party member and activist for over 30 years. I’m a member of the GMB and Unison unions, of  and Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers and the Cooperative Party.

I’m an internationalist, with a particular interest in the protection of human rights in Colombia through active involvement in the NGO Justice for Colombia, on behalf of Colombian trade unionists, human rights defenders and political prisoners there.

I’m an avid follower of many sports, particularly cricket, football, rugby and darts. I’m a member of Glamorgan County Cricket Club, a regular at Cardiff City FC and a supporter of the Cardiff Blues.

I enjoy real ale, good books and the arts.

Key Expertise

  • Justice – civil, criminal and international.
  • Employment – particularly individual and collective employment rights, occupational health and safety, director responsibilities and organisational corporate governance.
  • Women and equalities.
  • Welsh affairs.

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