January 28, 2020

My EDM (112): Protecting the Oceans

Our seas provide half of our oxygen, food for a billion people, and a home for some of the most spectacular wildlife on Earth. But the impacts of climate change, pollution and destructive industries mean they’re in more danger than ever. We urgently need to turn things around.  Scientists have a new rescue plan for our oceans: create a global network …

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January 27, 2020

Backing USDAW’s Campaign to Protect Shop Workers from Violence

Usdaw, the trade union representing shop workers is calling for new legislation to protect shop workers from violence. Statistics released by the Office of National Statistics last week show a 14% rise in the number of police recorded incidents of shoplifting in England and Wales over the last decade, which Usdaw highlight as the main trigger for violence, threats and …

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January 24, 2020

My Weekly Round-Up

I started the week in Parliament listening to Gordon Brown speaking at a Hope Not Hate event about the future of the Union. As always, Gordon spoke expertly, knowledgeably and passionately about the future of the UK and the importance of keeping Scotland with us. He’s a remarkable public speaker, and one of the biggest advocates of Scotland’s place in …

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January 22, 2020

Welcoming USW Photojournalism and Media Students to Parliament

It was a pleasure this morning to welcome photojournalism and media students from the University of South Wales in Cardiff Central to Parliament. The University of South Wales is one of three fantastic universities based in Cardiff Central, also with campuses elsewhere around South Wales. After the students enjoyed a tour of Parliament, we had a really interesting and wide …

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January 17, 2020

Postcode Trust: Funding Available for Local Groups

Good causes in Cardiff Central can apply for up to £20,000 of funding from one of three grant-giving trusts, funded by the People’s Postcode Lottery. For more information on how to apply, click here. ·  People’s Postcode Trust, for projects aimed at promoting human rights, combating discrimination and the prevention of poverty. More information: www.postcodetrust.org.uk ·  Postcode Community Trust, for initiatives …

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January 16, 2020

My EDM: Tackling Online Harm to Children with a Duty of Care Regulator

This week, working with the NSPCC I have tabled an Early Day Motion on tackling online harm to children, calling for a duty of care on social networks to keep children safe online. This follows work done in my capacity as a member of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee into Online Harms and the Government publishing a …

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January 15, 2020

Supporting the ‘Long Live the Local’ Campaign in Parliament

Today I pledged my support for the Long Live the Local Campaign to help pubs in Cardiff Central keep their doors open, joining more than 240,000 people who have signed the petition so far, including 346 here in Cardiff Central alone. It might come as no surprise to you, but Beer and Pubs are key interests of mine. I’m currently …

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January 15, 2020

Cardiff Council’s Transport White Paper: A 10 Year Vision

Earlier today, Cardiff Council outlined ambitious plans to transform public transport in our City. The White Paper lays out an ambitious 10-year plan to tackle the climate emergency, reduce congestion and improve air quality in the Welsh capital.  It has been developed following consultation with thousands of city residents, health and transport experts.   Options are being considered for the delivery …

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January 14, 2020

Consultation: Boundary Changes to Cardiff Council Electoral Wards

The Boundary Commission has published its draft proposals for the future electoral arrangements for the City and County of Cardiff. You can view the proposals here on the Commission’s consultation portal, compare them with the existing arrangements and make any comments which you may wish to make. There are proposals to change Cardiff Central electoral wards, including Pentwyn and Plasnewydd – if …

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January 10, 2020

My Weekly Round-Up

It’s been a very busy first week back in Parliament after the festive break. We have a new Speaker and Deputy Speakers were elected this week. Unfortunately I was not successful in the Private Members’ Bill ballot, but I hope to revive my Automatic Voter Registration Bill this year through another mechanism. Firstly, this week the Labour Leadership election properly …

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