January 17, 2020

Postcode Trust: Funding Available for Local Groups

Good causes in Cardiff Central can apply for up to £20,000 of funding from one of three grant-giving trusts, funded by the People’s Postcode Lottery. For more information on how to apply, click here. ·  People’s Postcode Trust, for projects aimed at promoting human rights, combating discrimination and the prevention of poverty. More information: www.postcodetrust.org.uk ·  Postcode Community Trust, for initiatives …

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January 16, 2020

My EDM: Tackling Online Harm to Children with a Duty of Care Regulator

This week, working with the NSPCC I have tabled an Early Day Motion on tackling online harm to children, calling for a duty of care on social networks to keep children safe online. This follows work done in my capacity as a member of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee into Online Harms and the Government publishing a …

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January 15, 2020

Supporting the ‘Long Live the Local’ Campaign in Parliament

Today I pledged my support for the Long Live the Local Campaign to help pubs in Cardiff Central keep their doors open, joining more than 240,000 people who have signed the petition so far, including 346 here in Cardiff Central alone. It might come as no surprise to you, but Beer and Pubs are key interests of mine. I’m currently …

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January 10, 2020

My Weekly Round-Up

It’s been a very busy first week back in Parliament after the festive break. We have a new Speaker and Deputy Speakers were elected this week. Unfortunately I was not successful in the Private Members’ Bill ballot, but I hope to revive my Automatic Voter Registration Bill this year through another mechanism. Firstly, this week the Labour Leadership election properly …

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January 8, 2020

My nomination for the next Labour Leader

I’ve nominated Keir Starmer for leader of the Labour Party. There are some great candidates and I listened carefully to them all at the hustings last night. In the end though, for me it comes down to who I believe can effectively lead our Party out of the current mess and successfully into the future, building trust and confidence with …

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November 5, 2019

My Monthly Newsletter

My monthly newsletter, detailing my work in Westminster and across Cardiff Central in October is now available. You can read it by clicking here. Due to the upcoming General Election on Thursday December 12th, the current Parliament will be dissolved on Wednesday, there will no MPs and I will become your Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Cardiff Central. I hope to …

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October 23, 2019

The Future of English Cricket DCMS Committee Evidence Session

Today’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee hearing focused on the ‘future of English cricket’. It was an interesting and wide ranging evidence session focusing on how the recent success of the men’s and women’s cricket teams can be built on in future years. Topics included free to air TV, the ECB’s new competition ‘the Hundred’, participation and equal pay …

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October 18, 2019

Backing the Bloodwise campaign to stop delays to blood cancer diagnosis

I’m proud to be supporting a campaign to reduce the number of blood cancer patients who experience potentially life-threatening delays to diagnosis. This week, I met with representatives from the blood cancer charity Bloodwise in Parliament on Wednesday (16 October) who have launched a new report into the issue. A significant number of people in Cardiff Central are affected by …

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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 4, 2019

Short sighted and isolationist policy of ending free movement is harming our Universities

Here in Cardiff Central we have 3 fantastic & vibrant universities – it’s such a shame to see the international standing that they’ve worked so hard to achieve being damaged by the Government’s isolationist, backward looking policy of ending freedom of movement. I regularly hear from university staff and academics concerned about the effect this reckless policy is having on …

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