November 12, 2019

Parliament Dissolved due to General Election on December 12th

Due to the upcoming General Election on Thursday December 12th, the current Parliament has been dissolved, there are no MPs and I am now your Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Cardiff Central. I hope to be re-elected as your Labour MP to represent you in the new Parliament. If you have an open case with my office, Parliamentary rules mean that …

Continue reading
November 5, 2019

My Monthly Newsletter

My monthly newsletter, detailing my work in Westminster and across Cardiff Central in October is now available. You can read it by clicking here. Due to the upcoming General Election on Thursday December 12th, the current Parliament will be dissolved on Wednesday, there will no MPs and I will become your Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Cardiff Central. I hope to …

Continue reading
October 25, 2019

Weekly Round-Up

Equality Monday saw the introduction of same sex marriage and allowing safe, legal access to abortion without the threat of criminal prosecution and a life sentence brought into law in Northern Ireland. I championed both of these law changes, co-sponsoring the proposals, and was proud to have been able to use my vote to improve the lives of fellow British …

Continue reading
October 23, 2019

The Future of English Cricket DCMS Committee Evidence Session

Today’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee hearing focused on the ‘future of English cricket’. It was an interesting and wide ranging evidence session focusing on how the recent success of the men’s and women’s cricket teams can be built on in future years. Topics included free to air TV, the ECB’s new competition ‘the Hundred’, participation and equal pay …

Continue reading
October 22, 2019

Newport Road Closure 27th/28th October

As you may have hear from local media in recent days, Newport Road, from the junction with Fitzalan Place to the junction with City Road will be closed on October 27th and October 28th for a film production. Newport road will be partly closed from the junction with Fitzalan Place to the junction with City Road at midnight on Saturday …

Continue reading
October 18, 2019

Backing the Bloodwise campaign to stop delays to blood cancer diagnosis

I’m proud to be supporting a campaign to reduce the number of blood cancer patients who experience potentially life-threatening delays to diagnosis. This week, I met with representatives from the blood cancer charity Bloodwise in Parliament on Wednesday (16 October) who have launched a new report into the issue. A significant number of people in Cardiff Central are affected by …

Continue reading
October 7, 2019

Have Your Say on Public Services in Cardiff: Ask Cardiff 2019

Ask Cardiff is an annual survey undertaken by Cardiff Council.  The survey gives people living and working in Cardiff and those visiting the city the chance to share their experiences of public services: the good experiences and where things could be improved. By taking around 10 minutes to complete this survey, you will help Cardiff Council to: · better understand …

Continue reading
October 4, 2019

My Weekly Round-Up

To begin the week my competition deciding which Cardiff Central pub I should nominate for this year’s Parliamentary Pub of the Year competition closed, and amongst a raft of Cardiff Central favourites the overwhelming choice once again was the Four Elms in Roath. Congratulations to Jon, Gareth and the team and I know you’ll be working hard to retain the …

Continue reading
October 4, 2019

Short sighted and isolationist policy of ending free movement is harming our Universities

Here in Cardiff Central we have 3 fantastic & vibrant universities – it’s such a shame to see the international standing that they’ve worked so hard to achieve being damaged by the Government’s isolationist, backward looking policy of ending freedom of movement. I regularly hear from university staff and academics concerned about the effect this reckless policy is having on …

Continue reading
October 3, 2019

Requesting an Urgent Statement on Government action for those left in hardship due to being wrongly moved from Employment Support Allowance to Universal Credit

Some of my most severely disabled constituents receiving Severe Disability Premium have been left in hardship due to being wrongly moved from Employment Support Allowance to Universal Credit. Earlier I asked for the Secretary of State for Work & Pensions to come to the House to give an Urgent Statement on what she’s doing to resolve this before Parliament is …

Continue reading