October 4, 2019

Short sighted and isolationist policy of ending free movement is harming our Universities

Here in Cardiff Central we have 3 fantastic & vibrant universities – it’s such a shame to see the international standing that they’ve worked so hard to achieve being damaged by the Government’s isolationist, backward looking policy of ending freedom of movement. I regularly hear from university staff and academics concerned about the effect this reckless policy is having on …

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October 3, 2019

Requesting an Urgent Statement on Government action for those left in hardship due to being wrongly moved from Employment Support Allowance to Universal Credit

Some of my most severely disabled constituents receiving Severe Disability Premium have been left in hardship due to being wrongly moved from Employment Support Allowance to Universal Credit. Earlier I asked for the Secretary of State for Work & Pensions to come to the House to give an Urgent Statement on what she’s doing to resolve this before Parliament is …

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October 3, 2019

Ensuring a Broad and Balanced Curriculum: Welsh Government Consultation

The Welsh Government are launching a consultation on plans to ensure all children have access to the full curriculum including Religious Education and Relationships and Sexuality Education. The consultation will launch at 12 noon today and will run for 8 weeks. You can ensure your views are fed in by accessing the consultation page here. It closes on 28th November …

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October 2, 2019

Home Office Minister Can’t Explain how EU Nationals Prove their Settled Status Once Approved

Earlier today I asked Minister of State at the Home Office Kit Malthouse exactly how EU Nationals in the UK are able to prove their settled status once they’re had their applications approved – only for him to be unable to answer. This follows representations i’ve received from constituents who’ve recently had their settled status applications approved. Once approved, they’ve …

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October 1, 2019

Cardiff Half Marathon 2019 – Information for Residents

The Cardiff University Cardiff Half Marathon is one of the UK’s largest road races and attracts more than 20,000 runners and 50,000 spectators to the city. From the elite field – which attracts some of the world’s top runners – to the club athletes and charity fun runners who raised more than £2.4million in 2015, the race has something for …

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October 1, 2019

Changes to Concessionary Bus Passes in Wales

Concessionary bus passes across Wales are changing! Transport for Wales are currently in the process of renewing all concessionary bus passes in Wales. If you currently hold a bus pass there’s no need to panic – your current bus pass will still be valid until the end of the year. All holders of a concessionary pass will need to reapply before …

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October 1, 2019

My Monthly Newsletter for September

My monthly newsletter for September is now available, featuring a roundup of my work in Parliament and the constituency over the last month. You can view September’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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September 27, 2019

Weekly Round-Up

We’ve reached the end of another tumultuous week in Parliament that has dominated the headlines. On Tuesday morning, I was still here in Cardiff Central as Parliament had been suspended by Boris Johnson for 5 weeks. I was watching the President of the Supreme Court, Baroness Hale, give judgment in an unprecedented case that I was involved in as a …

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September 27, 2019

Macmillan Coffee Morning 2019 ☕️🍰💚

Our 2019 Macmillan Coffee Morning was a success! I want to send a big thank you to everyone who came along and supported our coffee morning and help make it such a success once again this year. A special thank you must go to our fantastic hots Waterloo Tea in Lakeside who once again donated all their profits for the …

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