May 17, 2019

#MadeatUni

Cardiff Central is a proud University constituency, you elected me in 2015 and again in 2017 on a promise to champion our University sector in parliament so I’m pleased to be supporting the #MadeatUni campaign. Our Universities help Welsh and UK businesses and our public services succeed by powering research and development, solving global problems and pushing the boundaries of …

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May 16, 2019

Time to Get Drastic with Plastic

This week, a diver completing the deepest dive ever by a human in a submarine, went 10,927 metres under the surface into the Mariana Trench, a huge gash in the sea bed. At this incredible depth he found waste plastic. I agree with Friends of the Earth and the Women’s Institute that it’s time for drastic action on plastic. Across …

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May 9, 2019

Which? Survey Shows Welsh Worries about the Cost of Living

The Consumer Insight for Wales survey launched yesterday showed people in Wales are worried about the cost for paying for daily essentials and public sector cuts. The report surveyed consumers across Wales and found that 67% of people felt worried about the cost of food, essentials and public sector cuts and 22% had defaulted on a debt. This reflects what …

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April 8, 2019

Mosque Security in the Aftermath of the Christchurch Atrocity

    Together with Labour colleagues I have written to the Home Secretary requesting a meeting to discuss additional funding for mosque security. Following the terrorist atrocity in Christchurch and with Ramadan fast approaching, I want Cardiff Central constituents to feel safe when attending prayers, wherever they pray.   The Government has announced some additional funding for security measures at …

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March 7, 2019

Small Cardiff Charities Funding Opportunity – Deadline March 28th

Are you a small charity with a big idea to help the most vulnerable people in the world? If you are, a new and exciting opportunity has opened for small charities in Cardiff. The Department for International Development has opened for applications to the next round of the Small Charities Challenge Fund until 17.00 on March 28th and it would be great …

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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 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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January 14, 2019

Why I am Voting Against the Prime Minister’s Brexit Deal

  I will be voting against the Prime Minister’s Brexit Deal on Tuesday 15th January. Here’s my speech in the debate where I explain why I oppose her deal, oppose Brexit and call for revocation of Article 50 now or through a second public vote. https://www.facebook.com/JoStevensLabour/videos/380919269324323/  

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