January 24, 2019

Update: Roath Brook Flood Scheme Phase 3

The NRW Board have just approved a recommendation about how Phase 3 of the Scheme should be delivered, by making this phase a stand-alone scheme with a new business case. That business case will have to be approved by Welsh Government. The expert report commissioned by the local campaign group suggested potential different delivery options for Phase 3 of the …

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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 3,610 households in Cardiff Central who are entitled to a free TV licence …

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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 9, 2019

Hidden Heroines: Vote for Cardiff’s First Woman Statue

Cardiff’s first statue of a named woman is going to be decided by a public vote via BBC Wales. Five women have been shortlisted for the artwork which will be placed outside BBC Wales’ new headquarters at Central Square in the City Centre. None of the women shortlisted are still alive. They are Cranogwen, Lady Rhondda, Elizabeth Andrews, Elaine Morgan …

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January 8, 2019

Welsh Government Consultation on Improving Public Transport

We want a public transport system that links buses and trains, walking and cycling. We want more people to use public transport instead of their cars. We want to reduce air pollution and protect the environment. As part of this, the Welsh Government are consulting on proposals for bus services and the licensing of taxi and private hire vehicles in Wales. …

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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 20, 2018

Closing for Festive Break and Emergency Contacts

My constituency office will be closed from 12 noon today and will re-open at 9am on Thursday 3rd January 2019. During this time, if you need to contact me, please email jo.stevens.mp@parliament.uk or if your inquiry is urgent, please call 07938 263415. Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

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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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December 11, 2018

Calling for a People’s Vote

The uncertainty around Brexit continues this week in Parliament, with the government having postponed a vote on the Prime Minister’s negotiated deal due to be taken on Tuesday 11th December. I took the opportunity to ask why, if the Prime Minister is allowed to change her mind from the morning to the afternoon, her government will not agree to a …

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