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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October 3, 2019

Requesting an Urgent Statement on Government action for those left in hardship due to being wrongly moved from Employment Support Allowance to Universal Credit

Some of my most severely disabled constituents receiving Severe Disability Premium have been left in hardship due to being wrongly moved from Employment Support Allowance to Universal Credit. Earlier I asked for the Secretary of State for Work & Pensions to come to the House to give an Urgent Statement on what she’s doing to resolve this before Parliament is …

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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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July 2, 2019

My Visit to Penylan House Open Day

I was delighted to visit Penylan House for an Open Day last week showcasing their work on ‘Art in Care’. Penylan House is run by Linc Cymru on the “Eden Alternative” principle which emphasises creating a person centric community. As a society we need to make sure that care homes for the elderly are good places to live. On my …

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