January 16, 2019

Free TV Licences for the Over-75s

Today I backed the campaign to block the removal of free TV licences for the over-75s. Once again the Tories are ripping up their manifesto promises. This time it’s their pledge to pensioners in Cardiff that they would keep free TV licences until 2022. There are over 7,000 over 70s in Cardiff Central who would be effected by this policy …

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January 14, 2019

Why I am Voting Against the Prime Minister’s Brexit Deal

  I will be voting against the Prime Minister’s Brexit Deal on Tuesday 15th January. Here’s my speech in the debate where I explain why I oppose her deal, oppose Brexit and call for revocation of Article 50 now or through a second public vote. https://www.facebook.com/JoStevensLabour/videos/380919269324323/  

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January 7, 2019

The Prime Minister must Rule out No Deal

Before Christmas I signed a letter to the Prime Minister alongside over 200 cross party Members of Parliament urging Theresa May to rule out leaving the European Union without a deal (Full letter below). More MPs are signing the letter every day. The Prime Minister is currently trying to use the threat of no deal to bully MPs into accepting …

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December 24, 2018

Good Riddance to Rip Off Overdraft Fees

In May this year I joined with consumer group Which? calling for banks to end rip off unarranged overdraft fees. I’m delighted that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has now agreed that banks will no longer be able to charge higher prices for people who go over their arranged overdraft limit. These fees most often hit those who can least afford them and contribute to people entering a vicious spiral …

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December 12, 2018

Save Gwdihw and Guildford Crescent

I was deeply disappointed to hear that Gwdihw has been unable to renew their lease with their landlord and is currently expected to close in January. Gwdihw has cemented itself as a key part of Cardiff’s diverse live music scene – proving to be a platform for up and coming artists and a space for a unique and diverse range …

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October 31, 2018

Women Trade Unionists making a Difference Beyond the Workplace

Not being able to afford to buy sanitary products is embarrassing and demeaning. Period poverty is a big issue across the country. Eight years of austerity policy from the coalition and subsequent Tory Governments has directly contributed to this shameful state of affairs. That’s why I met with women trade unionists from my union, GMB, in parliament to help them …

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October 17, 2018

Wear it Pink this Friday

This Friday Britain’s largest breast cancer charity Breast Cancer Now are urging people to mix up their usual dress sense by wearing pink to help raise awareness for their Wear it Pink Campaign. As part of the campaign people across the country will be wearing pink to work on Friday 19th October. In Wales, breast cancer accounts for almost 50% …

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September 15, 2018

Cardiff Central 1st in Wales for Efforts to Cure Blood Cancer

People with blood cancer can benefit from donated stem cells as part of their treatment and charity Anthony Nolan works hard to get potential donors registered, so that those who need donated stem cells may be able to access this help. At an event in Parliament to celebrate Blood Cancer Awareness Month, I collected a certificate on behalf of Cardiff Central …

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July 27, 2018

Agent of Change Principle Campaign – Progress in England

The Agent of Change Principle has been added to the planning rules for England today.   The principle is part of planning law which puts the responsibility on developers of new buildings to resolve any noise issues from existing venues.   Before the law was brought in, music and performance venues were suffering huge costs and, in some cases, being …

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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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