July 10, 2019

Action for Children’s 150 Anniversary and ‘Choose Childhood’ campaign

Last night I joined young people and children’s services experts from Action for Children in Westminster to back their new campaign urging political leaders across the UK to prioritise children and put them at the heart of domestic agendas. New polling from Action for Children, published to mark the charity’s 150th anniversary, revealed that three generations of families fear childhoods …

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July 9, 2019

Today’s Votes on Northern Ireland

I’ve been receiving lots of emails from Cardiff Central constituents about today’s votes on the Northern Ireland Bill. I am a signatory to the new clause tabled by Conor McGinn – Labour MP for St Helens North to provide for equal marriage in Northern Ireland and the vote will be later today.  I’m also a signatory to new clause 10 on abortion rights …

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July 4, 2019

Cardiff’s Transport Future

Cardiff is a vibrant and growing city, one in which increasing numbers of people want to live, visit and work.   Our sporting and music events attract hundreds of thousands of visitors making a vital contribution to the life and economy of the city. However, this growth also has consequences that are not so positive. Congestion, poor air quality and road …

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July 4, 2019

Today is Independents’ Day UK

July 4th is the culmination of a year round campaign supporting Independent Retail Businesses Across the UK. Here in Cardiff Central we are lucky to have such a wide range of independent retail businesses. Whether you’re at the Maelfa in Llanedeyrn, Albany Road, Clifton Street or our vibrant City Centre you’re never far from a thriving, independent retail business in …

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July 2, 2019

My Visit to Penylan House Open Day

I was delighted to visit Penylan House for an Open Day last week showcasing their work on ‘Art in Care’. Penylan House is run by Linc Cymru on the “Eden Alternative” principle which emphasises creating a person centric community. As a society we need to make sure that care homes for the elderly are good places to live. On my …

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July 2, 2019

Protecting Elections and Referendum Integrity from Online Interference

Today, our Digital Culture Media and Sport Select Committee has published a report giving the Government a deadline of the 24th July to confirm that it will introduce new legislation within six months to protect elections and referendums against online interference. Our report accuses the Government of ignoring urgent recommendations in our cross party Committee’s final report into Disinformation and …

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June 28, 2019

My Monthly Newsletter for June

My monthly newsletter for June is now available, featuring a roundup of my work in Parliament and the constituency over the last month. You can read this months newsletter by clicking here. You can sign up tor receive the newsletter directly via email by clicking here.

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June 21, 2019

Refugee Week 2019

Refugee Week takes place every year across the world in the week around World Refugee Day on the 20 June. In the UK, Refugee Week is a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encourages a better understanding between communities. Refugee Week started in 1998 as a direct reaction to hostility …

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June 7, 2019

Weekly Round-Up

Trump State Visit/Radio Wales Interview On Tuesday this week I spoke to BBC Radio Wales about why it was wrong for Donald Trump to be honoured with a state visit to the UK. State visits are a earned, ceremonial honour that only two previous US Presidents have received, and I made my view clear that the taxpayer should not have …

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June 7, 2019

Rip-off Overdraft Fees Are Finished

In May last 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. It has been announced today that the FCA will …

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