April 25, 2019

Bigger Brekkie – Llanedeyrn 18th May

This year’s Bigger Brekkie, in aid of Christian Aid Week is taking place on May 18th at Christchurch United Church on Llanedeyrn Drive. To book your spot, email ceemcfacebook@gmail.com.  Coming along to the Bigger Brekkie will help raise vital funds for people around the world. Last year more than 2,500 people signed up to host a Big Brekkie around the …

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April 18, 2019

Office Opening Information: Easter Break

My constituency office will closing tomorrow (Good Friday) and will re-open on Tuesday 23rd April following the Easter Break. If you have any urgent enquiries over Easter, please email jo.stevens.mp@parliament.uk. I also have an advice surgery next Friday (26th April) between 4pm and 6pm at my constituency office (116 Albany Road, Roath, CF24 3RU). Best wishes for a lovely Easter.

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April 17, 2019

Cardiff Foodbank – Easter Opening Times

Cardiff Foodbank Distribution Centres opening times over Easter:- Good Friday 19th April Grangetown Closed Llanederyn Open Saturday 20th April Cathays Open Eastern Bank Holiday Monday 22nd April St Mellons Closed Ely Closed For more information please click here.

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April 16, 2019

Use Your Vote in the European Parliament Elections!

Elections to the European Parliament will take place in the UK between May 23rd and May 26th. I am urging everybody, especially EU citizens living in Cardiff Central to ensure they are registered to vote in these important elections. Your deadline to register to vote is May 7th.   Important: The registration process for the European Parliament elections is different …

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April 12, 2019

My Weekly Round-Up

  This week, the PM travelled to Brussels to negotiate a longer extension to Article 50, as Parliament remains in deadlock. Away from Brexit, I’ve been pressing the Government on the urgent need for new, fit for purpose electoral laws and transparency on online political advertising, the situation in Brunei for women and LGBT+ people and the arrest of two …

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April 11, 2019

Brunei, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia and UK Military Training

Brunei, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia are tyrannical regimes in which women and LGBT+ people face disproportionate repression. These three countries also receive training for their armed forces from the UK Military. Earlier I pressed the Government on this, asking for the Secretary of State for Defence to make an urgent statement on this hypocritical Government policy. You can watch my …

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April 11, 2019

Raising the Arrest of Two Journalists for Exposing the Police Protecting Killers in the Loughinisland Massacre in Northern Ireland – My DCMS Question

Last week, the Foreign Secretary, said that “democracy and freedom of expression mean nothing unless journalists are able to expose the truth”. How does this square with the arrest of two members of the National Union of Journalists – Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey – for their role in making the award-winning documentary No Stone Unturned, precisely for exposing the …

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April 9, 2019

Clean Air Cardiff – Consultation Open Now

There is no doubt about the damage that pollution is doing to the environment and public health –  and the problem is particularly bad in Cardiff. Public Health Wales have stated that poor air quality is probably the second greatest health concern after smoking and is the most significant environmental determinant of health. Recent work by Public Health Wales estimates …

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April 9, 2019

‘Online Harms’ White Paper – Calling For Urgent New Electoral Laws to Tackle Disinformation

The Government has this week published its Online Harms white paper – but there’s a glaring omission. The White paper contains nothing to address the serious concerns in our Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee reports about transparency in online political advertising & scourge of disinformation. With the likelihood of an early General Election, or confirmatory referendum, we need new …

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April 8, 2019

Mosque Security in the Aftermath of the Christchurch Atrocity

    Together with Labour colleagues I have written to the Home Secretary requesting a meeting to discuss additional funding for mosque security. Following the terrorist atrocity in Christchurch and with Ramadan fast approaching, I want Cardiff Central constituents to feel safe when attending prayers, wherever they pray.   The Government has announced some additional funding for security measures at …

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