March 7, 2019

World Book Day

Today I showed my support for World Book Day’s “Share a Story” campaign that aims to get more children reading. World Book Day will be distributing £1 book tokens for every child in Cardiff Central, as well as creating bespoke £1 books for children and young adults. Get in touch with your local school to make sure your child gets …

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March 1, 2019

My Monthly Newsletter for February

My monthly newsletter for February is now available, featuring a roundup of my work in Parliament and the constituency over the last month. You can view February’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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February 26, 2019

Adamsdown Community Profile

Adamsdown Community Profile It was great to be interviewed by students from Cardiff Met who are working on a Community Profile Project about Adamsdown as part of their Youth and Community Degree. The aim of the project is to find out what resources are available for young people in Adamsdown and what is needed. We talked about well- established Adamsdown …

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February 25, 2019

The 14th Anniversary of Labour’s Fox Hunting Ban

Labour’s fox hunting ban was a landmark piece of legislation, part of the animal welfare revolution led by the last Labour Government. I’m still really proud that we outlawed hunting with hounds in the face of fierce opposition from the Tories who have repeatedly promised to call a vote in parliament to bring this barbarous practice back. But the experience of those 14 years have taught us how we …

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February 14, 2019

Wordsworth Court Opening

It’s great to see Cadwyn’s new development Wordsworth Court open and providing high quality affordable housing in Cardiff Central. The building of these homes was only possible as a result of partnership working, funding from Welsh Government and good stakeholder engagement. Cadwyn and Willis Construction have engaged with the local community from the start and so been able to address …

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February 13, 2019

Oxfam Behind the Barcodes Campaign

I was pleased today to be able to show my support an important new campaign being run by Oxfam – the Behind the Barcodes campaign. Inequality is rampant across the global economy, and the agro-food sector is no exception. At the top, big supermarkets and other corporate food giants dominate global food markets, allowing them to squeeze value from vast …

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February 8, 2019

Young People’s Survey Results

Towards the end of last year I wrote out to schools and young people around Cardiff Central, aged 14-16, with a survey, to allow me to greater understand the issues that affect them. I’m grateful to everyone who took part, and it’s given me a great insight to the thoughts of 14 to 16 year olds in Cardiff Central on …

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February 7, 2019

Cuts to Cardiff Bus/Capital Links Services: My Letter

This week, I have written to the Managing Director of Cardiff Bus to raise my concerns at the planned cuts to Cardiff Bus/Capital Links services accross Cardiff. This follows concerns being raised from many constituents about the planned service cuts. I have asked for a meeting with Cardiff Bus to discuss these concerns in more detail. You can see my …

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February 6, 2019

Clwb Ifor Bach Redevelopment: Consultation Open

Clwb Ifor Bach has been an integral part of Cardiff and Wales’ music and city centre scene for 35 years, championing Welsh language and culture, providing a place for many emerging artists and making a valuable contribution to the economy of our city. There have been some difficult times for live music in Cardiff Central, with the closure of Gwdihw …

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