August 1, 2019

Schools Should be Supported in Teaching Same Sex Relationships

I have supported a letter along with over 50 other Members of Parliament co-ordinated by my colleague Emma Hardy MP on the teaching about same sex relationships in schools. Specifically, it calls on the Education Department to make it clear that schools will have an obligation to teach about same sex relationships. It also calls on them to state plainly …

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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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September 29, 2018

Adult Learning

Adult learning is a devolved matter in Wales for the Welsh Assembly. If you would like further details please contact your Assembly Member Jenny Rathbone at jenny.rathbone@assembly.wales . But several people have got in touch with me about this issue and I would like to take a moment to outline the Labour Party’s position. At both a UK wide and …

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July 19, 2016

Higher Education Bill Debate

As my constituency includes three universities – Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University and the University of South Wales – I am very passionate about holding the government to account and securing a good future for research and learning in higher education. This afternoon and evening Parliament debated the government’s Higher Education and Research Bill. The Bill, according to the Government, is …

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January 14, 2016

The Tories Are Trying to Take Grants Away From 500,000 Students Without Anyone Noticing

I’ve always been a bit of a cynic, but a hopeful one. The Government’s latest move to disadvantage poor students is straining the limits of my hope. Approximately 500,000 students from England currently receive grants of up to £3,387 per year to help fund their studies. These grants make higher education accessible for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds by helping …

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