July 7, 2017

TVT Mesh Campaign

TVT (or Transvaginal) Mesh surgery is a medical procedure used to treat incontinence and prolapse. An increasing number of women have reported complications since having the surgery, with many suffering from chronic and debilitating pain as a result of the procedure. Lots of MPs have been contacted by women injured by mesh implants and campaigners want them banned. I am …

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March 31, 2017

Cardiff Labour Manifesto Launch

This morning I was pleased to join Labour Council candidates from Cardiff Central at the launch of Cardiff Labour’s manifesto ahead of the upcoming local elections. We have a strong team of Labour Council candidates across Cardiff Central, and I am looking forward to getting out on the doorstep and speaking to voters ahead of the elections on May 4th. …

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March 15, 2017

Labour Students #amillionmorevoices Campaign

Today I joined Labour Students in Parliament to support their priority #amillionmorevoices campaign. Labour Students are urging the Government to introduce automatic voter registration in all higher education institutions across the country. Following the Governments shambolic introduction of ‘individual voter registration’ last year, some estimate that up to a million people will have fallen off the electoral register since its …

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March 13, 2017

WASPI Mass Lobby of Parliament

On Wednesday 8 March 2017, I again showed my support for a mass lobby of Parliament organised by the Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) campaign. UNISON were supporting the lobby and my Labour colleague and friend Carolyn Harris, MP for Swansea East who is Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on WASPI, arranged for WASPI campaigners from Wales to meet and hear from their MPs. …

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March 3, 2017

Launch of ‘Make Every Daffodil Count’ Campaign for Marie Curie

This week it was fantastic to join Harry Potter actor Jason Isaacs at the launch for Marie Curie’s ‘Make Every Daffodil Count’ campaign in Westminster. At the launch, I pledged to support to the appeal and I am encouraging local people to help the charity raise more money than ever before – by simply giving a donation and wearing a …

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January 16, 2017

‘Make the Air Fair’ Mobile Coverage Campaign

‘Make the Air Fair’ Campaign Response I have been contacted by many concerned constituents recently regarding Ofcom’s consultation on the release of the 2.3GHz and 3.4GHz bands of the mobile spectrum. I am aware that several organisations, including ‘Make the Air Fair’ are calling for a cap of 30% spectrum ownership for any one network operator. Access to high-quality mobile …

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September 14, 2016

WASPI National Day of Action – Cardiff September 16th

Women from Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) are organising a march to deliver a letter on the issue to Alun Cairns MP, Secretary of State for Wales, at the Wales Office, 1 Caspian Point, Caspian Way, Cardiff CF10 4DQ. Women will be meeting at 12 noon on Friday 16th September outside the front of the Senedd (the National Assembly …

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July 27, 2016

Only Owen Smith Can Put Labour Values into Practice by Winning in 2020

If you’re a Labour voter or potential Labour voter, what do you look for in the leader of the Labour Party? You look for core Labour principles and values. The ability to inspire and motivate. Authenticity, honesty, passion and energy. Charisma and strong communication. Someone who can unite rather than divide. Someone who can deliver as well as debate. And …

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June 8, 2016

Voter Registration Deadline Extended

If you haven’t yet registered to vote in the European Referendum, you now have one more day to make sure you have. Register to vote here. Following problems with the gov.uk website last night in the run up the original deadline, the Government has extended the deadline until tomorrow. You now have until midnight at the end of Thursday 9th …

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May 27, 2016

Land Registry Faces Threat of Privatisation

Yesterday, I handed in a petition to the Government with over 275,000 signatures opposing privatisation of the Land Registry. The Lib Dem/Tory Government consulted on similar proposals back in 2014, only to have to abandon its plans in the face of widespread opposition and a very successful campaign against the proposal. Only 5% of respondents to the Coalition Government’s consultation …

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