May 3, 2015

Cardiff Central Student Hustings

On Thursday I took part in Cardiff University’s Cardiff Central Decides debate. It was great to have the opportunity to share with students what a Labour Government will do to ensure the best deal for students, the best deal for young people and the best chances in life after graduation. Thanks to Xpress Radio and CUTV for the invitation. You can watch the full debate here: …

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April 24, 2015

Labour: Tackling Low Pay

Labour will raise the minimum wage We will increase the National Minimum Wage to £8 per hour by 2020. That’s a pay rise of £3000 a year for a full-time worker. We’ll also give incentives to employers that commit to paying the Living Wage.  Alongside raising wages, a Labour government will ban exploitative zero-hours contracts. These contracts are used simply …

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April 21, 2015

Labour: Backed by Green Business

The Labour Party will create a million green jobs We’ll do this by investing in low-carbon industries, and providing support to small and medium green businesses seeking to grow. We’ll make Britain the most attractive place in the world to invest in low-carbon technologies. The Labour Party is backed by green business Britain’s leading green energy company Ecotricity has donated £250,000 towards …

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April 20, 2015

Incumbent Lib Dem MP won’t sign TTIP Petition

WalesOnline featured an article this week highlighting the fact that Cardiff Central’s incumbent MP won’t sign the ‘NHS Wales out of TTIP’ petition. TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, could lead to the privatisation of our NHS. It’s been negotiated behind closed doors, and its implementation could involve secret courts. It’s really important to me that our NHS is …

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April 9, 2015

Harry Leslie Smith

This week I has the privilege of meeting Harry Leslie Smith. He joined us in Cardiff Central to speak about the impact of austerity on lives and communities. Harry’s story comes with a warning: he remembers what it was like before the NHS and the Welfare State. We can’t let it be taken away. Meeting Harry was one of the …

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March 31, 2015

Keep the NHS out of TTIP

I was pleased to be able to sign the NHS out of TTIP campaign petition in Cardiff last week. The Cardiffian has covered the campaign, which is really important in making sure that our NHS continues to operate publicly, and for everyone, rather than being at the mercy of corporations. Some of the agreements in TTIP would stop parts of the privatised …

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March 31, 2015

Your Vote Counts in Cardiff Central

Your vote counts here In Cardiff Central, it’s neck and neck between Labour and the Lib Dems. This is your chance to make sure we get a Labour government in May. We’ve already had 5 years of Tory policies, propped up by the Lib Dems. Let’s make sure we don’t get 5 more. Cardiff Central’s Lib Dem MP, Jenny Willott, …

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March 18, 2015

Why I’m Campaigning for Jo – Guto

On May 7th, the future of the UK hangs in the balance. We have an opportunity to decide what type of Britain we want to live in. We’ve got a choice between a country that is weaker and less equal as we’ve come to live in under the current Tory/Lib Dem coalition Government, or a country which rewards hard work …

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