July 19, 2018

The No Deal Brexit Threat to Holidays

Every year millions of people from the UK go to EU countries on holiday, and many of us choose to drive. At the moment we can use our DVLA issued licences to drive in Europe, we accept drivers’ licences from the EU and the EU accepts ours. No extra hassle, forms or cost. But if the shambolic government approach continues …

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July 17, 2018

What’s wrong with expecting Ministers to know their brief?

  I want employment law and employment rights and protections to be made clearer and simpler. Today I asked the Minister, Claire Perry, whether the government would confirm its support for an EU Directive that adopts an EU wide definition of ‘worker’ and gives all workers the right to a statement from their employer setting out their employment terms and …

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July 13, 2018

Significant Disruption on Great Western Railway lines on Sunday

Great Western Railway is warning customers of significant disruption to services this coming Sunday and has lifted ticket restrictions to enable people to travel before the disruption hits. Due to a number of factors including on-going engineering work; the World Cup Final taking place; the continuing good weather, and the start of the school holidays in some regions, there is a reduced …

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July 12, 2018

Report: Local Authorities and Health and Safety

Today the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Occupational Safety and Health, which I Chair, has launched a report on Local Authorities and Health and Safety. You can download and read the report here: APPG_Local_Authorities_Report_2018_AW   Press Release 12th July 2018 MPs Raise Concern About Health and Safety Enforcement A report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Occupational Safety and Health has found that …

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July 12, 2018

Young People Survey 2018

I have produced this survey in order to achieve a greater understanding of how you, the youth of my constituency, feel about your community. As well as your thoughts and opinions on today’s political issues. This survey is aimed at those in their GCSE years and will help me to make informed decisions in order to improve your lives as …

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July 9, 2018

World Cup Weekender

This weekend Willows High School in Tremorfa is hosting a football weekender. On Friday it’s police vs teachers, kicking off at 3.15pm. You can see all the action for 50p entry. And on Saturday, everyone is welcome to play in the Star Community Cup 5-a-side tournament. £1 per player, registration from 10.30am. See the posters beow for full details:

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July 5, 2018

Refugee Families and Home Office Accommodation

  I’m getting more and more casework in my advice surgeries about refugee and asylum seeking families with young children being ordered to move out of their Home Office accommodation in Cardiff Central with just a few days notice, to other parts of the UK often hundreds of miles away because of a shortage of accommodation provided by the private …

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July 5, 2018

Rip Off Rail Fares

I challenged Transport Minister Jo Johnson today about the extortionate cost of rail fares on the Great Western line. It costs 3 times more for a standard return ticket from Cardiff Central to London than it does to fly from Cardiff Airport to Barcelona and back. Rip off fares, delays and cancellations mean that unsurprisingly, fewer people have used our railways in the past year. …

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July 2, 2018

Catch the Bus Week

This week is Catch the Bus Week, which aims to inspire people to leave the car at home and take the bus to their next destination. It highlights just how central buses are to communities around the country – they are the most widely used form of public transport and they play a vital part in improving air quality, as …

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June 28, 2018

House of Commons Asbestos Seminar

Yesterday I had the privilege of chairing the annual asbestos seminar organised by the all-party group on occupational health and safety in the House of Commons. I have a particular interest in this area because I acted for victims of asbestos disease and the families of those killed by asbestos disease in the courts for over 25 years before I …

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