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 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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April 26, 2019

May Advice Surgery Dates Confirmed

Dates for my May advice surgeries are now confirmed. Advice surgeries are an opportunity for any constituents to drop in to raise issues or questions – you don’t need an appointment for any of them. If you are unable to attend a surgery but would like to raise any issues with me, please email or phone 02921 329736. Dates for …

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April 18, 2019

Office Opening Information: Easter Break

My constituency office will closing tomorrow (Good Friday) and will re-open on Tuesday 23rd April following the Easter Break. If you have any urgent enquiries over Easter, please email I also have an advice surgery next Friday (26th April) between 4pm and 6pm at my constituency office (116 Albany Road, Roath, CF24 3RU). Best wishes for a lovely Easter.

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April 17, 2019

Cardiff Foodbank – Easter Opening Times

Cardiff Foodbank Distribution Centres opening times over Easter:- Good Friday 19th April Grangetown Closed Llanederyn Open Saturday 20th April Cathays Open Eastern Bank Holiday Monday 22nd April St Mellons Closed Ely Closed For more information please click here.

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April 16, 2019

Use Your Vote in the European Parliament Elections!

Elections to the European Parliament will take place in the UK between May 23rd and May 26th. I am urging everybody, especially EU citizens living in Cardiff Central to ensure they are registered to vote in these important elections. Your deadline to register to vote is May 7th.   Important: The registration process for the European Parliament elections is different …

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April 12, 2019

My Weekly Round-Up

  This week, the PM travelled to Brussels to negotiate a longer extension to Article 50, as Parliament remains in deadlock. Away from Brexit, I’ve been pressing the Government on the urgent need for new, fit for purpose electoral laws and transparency on online political advertising, the situation in Brunei for women and LGBT+ people and the arrest of two …

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April 11, 2019

Brunei, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia and UK Military Training

Brunei, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia are tyrannical regimes in which women and LGBT+ people face disproportionate repression. These three countries also receive training for their armed forces from the UK Military. Earlier I pressed the Government on this, asking for the Secretary of State for Defence to make an urgent statement on this hypocritical Government policy. You can watch my …

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April 11, 2019

Raising the Arrest of Two Journalists for Exposing the Police Protecting Killers in the Loughinisland Massacre in Northern Ireland – My DCMS Question

Last week, the Foreign Secretary, said that “democracy and freedom of expression mean nothing unless journalists are able to expose the truth”. How does this square with the arrest of two members of the National Union of Journalists – Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey – for their role in making the award-winning documentary No Stone Unturned, precisely for exposing the …

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