November 14, 2017

Why We Didn’t Vote

I’ve had lots of e-mails about my Labour colleague Jim McMahon’s Votes at 16 Private Member’s Bill. I know many constituents watched the debate on the television and one 17 year old constituent came to Parliament to watch the debate from the gallery. I also know that a lot of people were concerned that MPs did not vote on the Bill. We may have the opportunity to debate the Bill again on …

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June 22, 2017

The Queen’s Speech 2017

If we needed anything to confirm that Theresa May is in Government but not in power, this Queen’s Speech was it. A thin, measly script that wouldn’t be fit for one year of parliamentary business never mind the two it will cover. Labour voters can be proud that through their votes they have stripped the Tory manifesto to its bare …

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May 6, 2015

Papers and Politics: Influencing the Election

As we approach polling day, local graduate Tom shares his thoughts about how the media has handled the election campaign. As the countdown to the election reaches hours, not days, it has been fascinating to watch so many newspapers try and influence the election. Studies show that the press has been more biased than ever before and in doing so, …

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February 3, 2014

Gagging Bill – Say One Thing and Do Another

On 22nd January, the Tory and Lib Dem government’s anti-charity bill, known as the Gagging Bill, was back in the Commons for votes on key amendments made by the House of Lords to safeguard the work of charities and to clean up politics. Before the vote, Cardiff Central Lib Dem MP Jenny Willott took to Twitter and said “I support almost all the …

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