May 25, 2016

Women Are Better Off IN

If we left the European Union women would be worse off – rights safeguarded by the EU would be at risk. Last week the Tory Employment Minister and Leave campaigner let the cat out of the bag saying that “if we could just halve the burdens of the EU social and employment legislation we could deliver a £4.3 billion boost …

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February 5, 2016

National Voter Registration Week Launches: 1st – 7th February 2016

Today is National Voter Registration Day. Bite the Ballot and partners are coordinating the UK’s third annual Drive to get people registered on the electoral register. The timing could not be better for this campaign, considering how this week Guardian have announced that an estimated 800,000 people have dropped off the electoral register since the Government introduced changes to the system, with students …

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December 7, 2015

Labour Will Always Recognise Good Business

Labour will take a different approach to business. One which recognises good business and supports small companies with greater, more strategic investment in our economy. In line with Labour’s fairer vision for society, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell set out how business and government can work together to generate and share prosperity. A Labour government would support businesses by investing for the …

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December 4, 2015

Labour In for Britain

Labour will defend the rights of working people by campaigning to keep Britain in Europe. That was the message from Alan Johnson, who officially launched the Labour In for Britain campaign. Distinct from the cross party pro–EU campaign, Labour’s campaign calls for the UK to stay in the EU so we can protect working people and stand up for rights in …

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November 11, 2015

I’m supporting EDM 676: Calling For More British Women to be Included on the New British Passport

On Monday 9th November I sponsored EDM 676 which recognises the great contribution of women to British national culture, and suggests that any or all of these women are worthy of inclusion on the new British Passport. The EDM came to fruition after the UK Passport Office released the new design of the British Passport, which is designed to celebrate arts and culture over …

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October 15, 2015

Petition: Let 16 and 17 Year Olds Have a Say on the EU

Derek Vaughan, Labour’s Welsh MEP, has started a petition asking David Cameron to allow 16 and 17 year olds to vote in the upcoming European Referendum. The referendum could have far-reaching impacts, and I support extending the right to vote to 16 and 17 year olds on this important issue. In the recent Scottish independence referendum, 16 and 17 year olds were …

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May 6, 2015

Polling Day: Every Vote Counts

It’s almost polling day! With just one day to go, we’re working harder than ever all across Cardiff Central to make sure voters know the difference a Labour Government will make. Since I was selected as Cardiff Central’s Labour Parliamentary Candidate nearly two years ago, we’ve had almost 50,000 conversations with voters, and it’s been an amazing experience getting to …

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May 6, 2015

Papers and Politics: Influencing the Election

As we approach polling day, local graduate Tom shares his thoughts about how the media has handled the election campaign. As the countdown to the election reaches hours, not days, it has been fascinating to watch so many newspapers try and influence the election. Studies show that the press has been more biased than ever before and in doing so, …

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