June 14, 2018

Abortion Decriminalisation – My Question to the Prime Minister

After the successful referendum on legalising abortion in the Republic of Ireland, I used my question to continue to put pressure on the Prime Minister to support new legislation to decriminalise abortion in the UK. Women here are still subject to criminal legislation from 1861, under which we can still be punished by life imprisonment for having an abortion without the …

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June 12, 2018

Carers Week 2018

This week I attended a speednetworking event in Parliament with carers and charities, pledging to support unpaid carers in Cardiff Central. The event was in support of Carers Week, to celebrate and recognise the vital contribution made by the 6.5 million people across the UK who currently provide care and support to a family member or friend who has a …

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June 11, 2018

Roath to Russia Football Tournament – Refugee Week 2018

Sport Cardiff and partners have organised a 5-a-side football tournament in Roath as part of Refugee Week 2018. Football clubs, work teams and refugees are all welcome to join in with this event which is also during the football world cup in Russia. Contact James to register on 07717 541 350 or jhorwood@cardiffmet.ac.uk

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June 11, 2018

Opening of Adamsdown Primary School

This morning I had the great pleasure of attending the official opening of the new building at Adamsdown Primary School. The school has received significant investment from the Welsh Labour Government’s 21st Century Schools programme, as well as strong commitment from Cardiff’s Labour Council. We were taken on a tour of the school by a group of pupils, and shown …

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June 11, 2018

Processions March

I joined thousands of women and girls from across Cardiff and beyond this weekend to take part in a ‘living artwork’ marking 100 years since some women won the right to vote. The Processions march was created by Artichoke and saw thousands of women marching through the streets of Cardiff wearing either purple, green or white scarves (the suffragettes’ campaign …

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June 8, 2018

Rail Electrification Work – Timetable Changes 11-14 June

Great Western Railway have provided me with an updated on their electrification work on the mainline between Cardiff Central and London. Next week (Monday 11 June to Thursday 14 June), evening services will be affected by electrification work with some services replaced by buses and others taking longer diversionary routes. More information is available on GWR’s dedicated web page GWR.com/electrification2018 …

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June 8, 2018

Islamic Relief #Cakes4Syria Campaign

I was delighted to receive a chocolate fudge cake, delivered to my office this week by volunteers from Islamic Relief as part of their #Cakes4Syria campaign. The campaign runs during Ramadan each year, inviting people to donate £10 to Islamic Relief’s Syria Appeal, in return for a chocolate fudge cake delivered to their door. Islamic Relief work hard all year …

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June 6, 2018

Cancer Research Prevention Event

I joined Cancer Research staff and campaigners, along with medical professionals, this week for an event in Parliament. Cancer Research work on funding scientific research into curing cancer but also do important work on cancer prevention. According to Cancer Research data, four in ten cancers in the UK can be prevented and the most common causes of cancer are smoking, …

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June 4, 2018

Family Reunion Rights – Home Office Questions

I asked the new Home Secretary Sajid Javid whether he will change the rules to help unaccompanied refugee children who have come to the UK reunite with their parents. I have championed the cause of unaccompanied children who have had to flee their homes due to war and violence and become separated from their parents, because of the cases that …

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