November 20, 2018

WOW Women of the World Festival 2018 – Cardiff

I am extremely pleased that the WOW Women of the World festival is taking place this weekend, on 24th & 25th November 2018 at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff. Founded in 2010 by Southbank Centre’s Artistic Director, Jude Kelly CBE, the event is the biggest gathering of women and girls around the globe, reaching over 2 million people in 20 …

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November 20, 2018

Job Opportunity – Caseworker

Jo Stevens MP is looking for a caseworker to work 4 days a week for her busy constituency office in Cardiff Central. There is flexibility about whether the hours are worked over 4 or 5 days. Salary: Dependent on experience, in line with IPSA payscales Job Description: Deal with casework queries from members of the public Attend surgeries and other …

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November 16, 2018

Killing of Protestors in Gaza

I have been horrified by slaughter of children, women and men by the Israeli Defence Force in Gaza. I have publicly condemned the actions of the IDF on the instructions of the Israeli government. I wrote to the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on the 31st March demanding to know why he had remained silent on the atrocities that weekend and what action the UK …

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November 16, 2018

The BBC and the Israel – Palestine Conflict

I get emails from people who support both sides of the Israel – Palestine conflict alleging that the BBC is biased against “their” side and minimising violence by the other side. This reflects the importance of this issue and the deep emotions on both sides of the debate concerning the ongoing violence, injury and death. It is not for me as a …

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November 16, 2018

Envrionmental Protections as We Leave the European Union

I am deeply concerned about what leaving the European Union will do to our environment and I will work to ensure that environmental legislation is not weakened. I have written a letter to Michael Gove MP, the Environment Secretary, looking for reassurances that the Government will not abandon the targets for water quality set out in the EU Water Framework …

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November 14, 2018

The Future of Funding in Wales

Today in Parliament I spoke in a Westminster Hall debate on the future of the Shared Prosperity Fund. After we leave the EU the Fund is meant to replace the European Regional Development Fund and the European Social Fund that have provided billions of pounds to Wales.  Despite its importance it has been assigned to the England-focused Department for Housing …

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November 14, 2018

Gambling with Lives: Time for Action on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals

Today I met Judith and Francesca in Parliament. Judith’s son Chris (pictured below), who was Francesca’s partner, took his own life last year, aged 25, as a direct result of his gambling addiction. Judith fought back tears while she told me that Chris had everything in his life; a loving family, girlfriend, a really good job and he was fit, …

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November 13, 2018

Horse Tethering

A lot of people have emailed in about the issue of horse tethering so I would like to take a moment to set out what I have been doing on this important issue. I have raised this issue with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Secretary of State Michael Gove. I asked the below question; “… …

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November 8, 2018

Planting Trees – The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy

It was a pleasure to join pupils from local schools this week to plant trees around the constituency as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy. The Woodland Trust provided trees to over 500 MPs to contribute to the tree planting project across the UK and the Commonwealth. I joined Adamsdown Primary School’s Eco Council, the Nursery Class at Albany Primary, Marlborough …

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