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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June 6, 2019

Monthly Newsletter for May

My monthly newsletter for May 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 5, 2019

South Wales Police Funding – My PMQ

Today I used my Prime Minister’s Question to challenge the Government on their failure to give South Wales Police the resources they need to protect the public after two more violent incidents in Cardiff over the weekend. This weekend once again police officers were called upon to deal with a brutal act of violence in Cardiff, a fatal stabbing near …

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May 30, 2019

Bashir Naderi Granted Refugee Status

Many of you will remember Bashir Naderi, my constituent who was threatened with deportation back to Afghanistan when he reached age 18, after being brought to the UK as an unaccompanied 10 year old child following the murder of his father by the Taliban. In 2016, he was ordered for removal by the Home Office, and I’m pleased to say …

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May 24, 2019

Meeting Royal British Legion Veterans

It was an honour to meet with Royal British Legion veterans at an event in Parliament this week. The Royal British Legion is the biggest armed forces charity in the UK, you probably recognise them from the Poppy Appeal that they help run every year to raise funds and to honour those who have died in the armed services.  I …

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