December 9, 2015

TTIP – Debate in Parliament

On Thursday 10th December there will be a debate in the House of Commons about the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Hundreds of constituents have contacted me to raise their concerns about this dangerous trade agreement. In October I met local 38 Degrees campaigners from Cardiff who delivered a petition against TTIP. I am proud to stand up …

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December 8, 2015

The Costs of Drink and Drug Driving

As the festive season gets underway, I am urging drivers in Cardiff Central to avoid drink and drug driving, as new data from MoneySuperMarket shows that 1.08 of every 1000 drivers in Cardiff Central have a drink or drug driving conviction. This is the third highest of any area in the UK, with only Crewe and Llandrindod Wells having a higher …

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November 30, 2015

Air Strikes in Syria – Vote

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to contact me with their views about the Government’s proposal to carry out air strikes in Syria and the likely vote in parliament. We have all been horrified by the massacres in Paris, Beirut, Tunisia and elsewhere and are united in our desire to see the defeat of ISIL/Daesh. Hundreds and …

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September 24, 2015

Assisted Dying (No.2) Private Members’ Bill

I received a very large amount of correspondence from constituents about the Assisted Dying (No. 2) Private Members’ Bill and I wanted to take time to consider all the correspondence properly, together with all of the issues that it raises, before reaching an informed conclusion about the Bill, which was debated on 11th September. MPs were given a free vote on …

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September 15, 2015

Trade Union Bill Debate

Yesterday I spoke in the debate about the Trade Union Bill. I am absolutely opposed to this bill, which is an ideological attack on the rights of working people, as well as being a partisan attack on the Labour Party. As so many members wanted to speak, I was limited to just four minutes, so below is the full text …

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September 10, 2015

Trade Union Bill

This despicable Trade Union Bill must be opposed by all who value freedom The Tories’ Trade Union Bill is illegal, illiterate and illiberal. Illegal because it breaches the UK’s international legal obligations. Illiterate because it is incoherent, inconsistent, bureaucratic and nonsensical. And illiberal because it requires government officials to snoop into union affairs, seize documents and impose fines – all at the union’s own expense.   The Trade …

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July 13, 2015

Tory Budget Leaves Working People in Cardiff Central Worse Off

George Osborne thinks he can fool the British public, but this week’s Budget uncovered the reality that the Conservative Party is not, as he claims, the party of the working people. This was a Budget from a politician wanting to grab headlines rather than putting Britain first. The priority should be to help those in work but we now see …

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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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May 1, 2015

Labour: Making Housing Fairer and More Accessible

The Labour Party will stop unfair letting fees When you rent a place you shouldn’t have to pay a fortune to sign your contract. Labour will ban unfair letting fees so you’re left with a bit more to pay for books (or beer!).  Labour will extend tenancies and make them more secure You should have the option to choose a …

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