October 25, 2019

Weekly Round-Up

Equality Monday saw the introduction of same sex marriage and allowing safe, legal access to abortion without the threat of criminal prosecution and a life sentence brought into law in Northern Ireland. I championed both of these law changes, co-sponsoring the proposals, and was proud to have been able to use my vote to improve the lives of fellow British …

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October 4, 2019

My Weekly Round-Up

To begin the week my competition deciding which Cardiff Central pub I should nominate for this year’s Parliamentary Pub of the Year competition closed, and amongst a raft of Cardiff Central favourites the overwhelming choice once again was the Four Elms in Roath. Congratulations to Jon, Gareth and the team and I know you’ll be working hard to retain the …

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October 2, 2019

Home Office Minister Can’t Explain how EU Nationals Prove their Settled Status Once Approved

Earlier today I asked Minister of State at the Home Office Kit Malthouse exactly how EU Nationals in the UK are able to prove their settled status once they’re had their applications approved – only for him to be unable to answer. This follows representations i’ve received from constituents who’ve recently had their settled status applications approved. Once approved, they’ve …

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September 27, 2019

Weekly Round-Up

We’ve reached the end of another tumultuous week in Parliament that has dominated the headlines. On Tuesday morning, I was still here in Cardiff Central as Parliament had been suspended by Boris Johnson for 5 weeks. I was watching the President of the Supreme Court, Baroness Hale, give judgment in an unprecedented case that I was involved in as a …

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September 24, 2019

Supreme Court Ruling on Prorogation

We won. The Supreme Court has just delivered a comprehensive demolition of Boris Johnson. His suspension of Parliament was unlawful. This means the ‘prorogation’ is null and void and I can now go back and get on with my work on behalf of the people of Cardiff Central. I believe that Boris Johnson must resign. In his short time as …

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September 13, 2019

Weekly Round-Up

I started the week with a very long and hectic day in the House of Commons sitting into the early hours as Boris Johnson attempted to force through a pre-October 31st General Election before he suspended Parliament for 5 weeks. We stopped it, with the support of other opposition parties and now no election is possible before the no-deal date …

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August 29, 2019

Four Cardiff Labour MPs Respond to Prime Minister’s Proroguing of Parliament

Following the Prime Minister’s request to prorogue Parliament yesterday I, along with my three fellow Cardiff Labour MPs Anna McMorrin, Kevin Brennan and Stephen Doughty have responded to the Prime Minister with a joint letter as the city’s MPs. In our response, we stress that we find this move deeply undemocratic, unconstitutional and nothing more than a squalid attempt to …

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July 19, 2019

My Weekly Round-Up

DCMS: Over 75s Licence Fee, WW1 Commemoration Report Published This week in DCMS Select Committee I questioned BBC Director General Lord Hall on the removal of the free TV licence fee for over 75’s. This change will hit over 3,610 households in Cardiff Central. This change is only happening because the BBC were ambushed by the Government during the quickest …

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April 16, 2019

Use Your Vote in the European Parliament Elections!

Elections to the European Parliament will take place in the UK between May 23rd and May 26th. I am urging everybody, especially EU citizens living in Cardiff Central to ensure they are registered to vote in these important elections. Your deadline to register to vote is May 7th.   Important: The registration process for the European Parliament elections is different …

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