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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February 7, 2019

Cuts to Cardiff Bus/Capital Links Services: My Letter

This week, I have written to the Managing Director of Cardiff Bus to raise my concerns at the planned cuts to Cardiff Bus/Capital Links services accross Cardiff. This follows concerns being raised from many constituents about the planned service cuts. I have asked for a meeting with Cardiff Bus to discuss these concerns in more detail. You can see my …

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February 6, 2019

Clwb Ifor Bach Redevelopment: Consultation Open

Clwb Ifor Bach has been an integral part of Cardiff and Wales’ music and city centre scene for 35 years, championing Welsh language and culture, providing a place for many emerging artists and making a valuable contribution to the economy of our city. There have been some difficult times for live music in Cardiff Central, with the closure of Gwdihw …

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February 5, 2019

Crwys Road Post Office to Re-open

I’ve today been contacted by the Post Office – who have told me that Crwys Road Post Office is re-opening. It will re-open at the same location on Monday 4 March 2019, after previously closing in June 2017 due to operational reasons. The location of the Post Office is 110 Crwys Road, Cathays, CF24 4NN. If you have any questions about …

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February 1, 2019

End Poverty Pay in Sport

This week I hosted an event in Parliament with Citizens UK on our ongoing campaign for sports clubs and venues to pay the real Living Wage. I got involved with the Living Wage Foundation campaign years ago as a trade union lawyer and have been working with Citizens Cymru in Cardiff aiming to persuade Cardiff City FC and the Principality Stadium to join …

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January 31, 2019

My Monthly Newsletter for January

My monthly newsletter for January is now available, featuring a roundup of my work in Parliament and the constituency over the last month. You can view January’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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January 29, 2019

Public Service Broadcasting. Death by a Thousand Cuts

Despite occasional frustration and my anger at the legacy of sex discriminatory salaries exposed by our DCMS Select Committee recently, I value the BBC enormously. But I’m increasingly worried about its future because of the Government’s cuts to its funding. In the age of disinformation and fake news, the principles and ethics of public service broadcasting become ever more important. …

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