Parliamentary Roles and Responsibilities
I am currently Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, having previously served as a member of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee.
I have previously been a member of the Justice Select Committee, the Standards Committee, the Privileges Committee and the Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee.
Between January 2016 and October 2016 I was Shadow Justice Minister for prisons, probation and sentencing and Shadow Solicitor General, in which capacity I supported the Shadow Attorney General in providing legal advice to the Shadow Cabinet.
From October 2016 – January 2017, I was Shadow Secretary of State for Wales and a member of the Shadow Cabinet.
Welsh Parliamentary Labour Party
I am Vice Chair of the Welsh Parliamentary Labour Party.
Trade Union Group of MPs
I am the Secretary of the Trade Union Group of MPs. This group brings together trade unionist MPs and works with unions to make sure the voices of working people are heard in Parliament.
Parliamentary Friends of Colombia
I am the Chair of Parliamentary Friends of Colombia. I’ve campaigned for many years on behalf of trade unionists, human rights defenders and political prisoners in Colombia and I’m pleased to be able to continue this work in Parliament.
All Party Parliamentary Groups
I am a member of a number of All Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs). These groups bring together MPs from different parties with an interest in a particular topic to share information and campaign on key issues relevant to the topic. I am currently a member of a number of APPGs, either because they are directly relevant to Cardiff Central, it’s population and issues, or because constituents have asked me to join a group that is particularly important to them, or they cover a longstanding interest of mine.
I am currently a member of the following APPGs:
Acquired Brain Injury
Beer (Vice Chair)
Curry Industry (Secretary)
Darts (Vice Chair)
Legal Aid (Vice Chair)
Miscarriages of Justice
Occupational Health and Safety (Chair)
Off Patent Drugs (Secretary)
Pubs (Vice Chair)
Private Rented Housing
Rail in Wales
Show Racism the Red Card (Chair)
Somalia and Somaliland
Stem Cell Transplantation
Students (Vice Chair)
Surgical Mesh Implants (Vice Chair)
Visas and Immigration
Wales Tourism and Hospitality