March 6, 2020

Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2020

Monday of this week marked the start of “Eating Disorder Awareness Week”, a national campaign to raise awareness of eating disorders, and to bring about long-term change, in the way eating disorders are perceived, and treated.    With 1.25 million people living with eating disorders in the UK it is vital that we act now. Not only will this save …

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March 3, 2020

Fairtrade Foundation Parliamentary Reception

I was thrilled to be joined by other Members of Parliament and Peers, with the Fairtrade Foundation, in calling for urgent action to end the exploitation of women cocoa farmers. The reception marked the beginning of Fairtrade Fortnight in parliament, on February 26th. The extent of the gender pay gap in the global chocolate industry is deeply concerning, with women …

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February 28, 2020

USW Celebration of Partnerships Event in Parliament

I was thrilled to attend an event on Wednesday, hosted by the University of South Wales to learn more about their fantastic partnerships with external organisations. The USW is one of three renowned Universities we have here in Cardiff Central. USW hosts 30,000 students from across 200 countries, and the University itself generates £1bn in gross value added to the …

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February 27, 2020

Re-elected Unopposed to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee

I’m delighted to have been re-elected unopposed to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Select Committee for the Parliamentary term. Over the past two years, DCMS Committee work has been a big part of my Parliamentary work. Since initially joining the Committee in 2017, we’ve completed groundbreaking inquiries into topics such as Live Music, Online Harms, Immersive Technologies and …

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February 26, 2020

Justice Week 2020

It was a pleasure today to attend an event in Parliament to celebrate Justice Week 2020. Justice Week 2020 runs from Monday 24 to Friday 28 February. The aim is to improve access to justice by boosting the profile of justice and the rule of law, placing them at the centre stage of public and political debate. As an ex-solicitor …

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February 18, 2020

Funding Available via the National Lottery Community Fund

Funding is available for good causes in Cardiff Central via the National Lottery Community Fund. People use this funding to do extraordinary things, taking the lead to improve their lives and communities. The NLCF has two main avenues of funding – –          National Lottery Awards for All – a small and simple grant programme, which awards grants from £300 to £10,000. This …

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February 14, 2020

❤️ Unions Week 2020

This week is Heart Unions Week. A week that highlights the good work that trade unions do every day to offer everyone a voice at work and a chance to tell the story about why unions are vital for everyone at work, and encourage people who aren’t yet in a union to join.  I am proud to be the the …

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February 11, 2020

Supporting the Axe the Reading Tax Campaign

Earlier today I met campaigners from the ‘Axe the Reading Tax’ campaign and signed the pledge in support of their campaign. The campaign is lobbying to remove the illogical levy of VAT (currently 20%) on digital publications including ebooks and audiobooks, which creates an unfair disparity in the way digital and printed books are taxed. The result is that people …

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February 7, 2020

Answers to my Written Parliamentary Questions (Jan 30th – February 5th)

Every week I submit a number of Written Parliamentary Questions to Government Ministers. These written questions allow me to ask government ministers for information on the work, policy and activities of government departments alongside Oral Question Time sessions in the House of Commons. You can see all of my previous Written Parliamentary Questions, their answers, and all of my contributions …

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