March 19, 2019

Cardiff Bus Routes SAVED

I’m very pleased to hear that following my representations, and subsequent meeting, the six bus routes that were under threat and due to end on March 31st have been saved thanks to new investment by Cardiff Council. A number of constituents had contacted me with concern for the axing of the bus routes. Through a new tender exercise, Cardiff Bus …

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March 19, 2019

Visiting Battersea Dogs and Cats Home

Yesterday I was pleased to be able to visit Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and see the amazing work of the staff and volunteers there. The Home cares for, and re-homes dogs and cats from all over the country – I even got to meet some dogs that had been rescued from a Welsh farm. Sadly, it seems that illegal …

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March 7, 2019

Small Cardiff Charities Funding Opportunity – Deadline March 28th

Are you a small charity with a big idea to help the most vulnerable people in the world? If you are, a new and exciting opportunity has opened for small charities in Cardiff. The Department for International Development has opened for applications to the next round of the Small Charities Challenge Fund until 17.00 on March 28th and it would be great …

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March 7, 2019

World Book Day

Today I showed my support for World Book Day’s “Share a Story” campaign that aims to get more children reading. World Book Day will be distributing £1 book tokens for every child in Cardiff Central, as well as creating bespoke £1 books for children and young adults. Get in touch with your local school to make sure your child gets …

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March 1, 2019

My Monthly Newsletter for February

My monthly newsletter for February is now available, featuring a roundup of my work in Parliament and the constituency over the last month. You can view February’s newsletter by clicking here.   If you would like to sign up to receive my newsletter via email, please click here.

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February 26, 2019

Adamsdown Community Profile

Adamsdown Community Profile It was great to be interviewed by students from Cardiff Met who are working on a Community Profile Project about Adamsdown as part of their Youth and Community Degree. The aim of the project is to find out what resources are available for young people in Adamsdown and what is needed. We talked about well- established Adamsdown …

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February 25, 2019

The 14th Anniversary of Labour’s Fox Hunting Ban

Labour’s fox hunting ban was a landmark piece of legislation, part of the animal welfare revolution led by the last Labour Government. I’m still really proud that we outlawed hunting with hounds in the face of fierce opposition from the Tories who have repeatedly promised to call a vote in parliament to bring this barbarous practice back. But the experience of those 14 years have taught us how we …

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February 13, 2019

Oxfam Behind the Barcodes Campaign

I was pleased today to be able to show my support an important new campaign being run by Oxfam – the Behind the Barcodes campaign. Inequality is rampant across the global economy, and the agro-food sector is no exception. At the top, big supermarkets and other corporate food giants dominate global food markets, allowing them to squeeze value from vast …

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February 8, 2019

Young People’s Survey Results

Towards the end of last year I wrote out to schools and young people around Cardiff Central, aged 14-16, with a survey, to allow me to greater understand the issues that affect them. I’m grateful to everyone who took part, and it’s given me a great insight to the thoughts of 14 to 16 year olds in Cardiff Central on …

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