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 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 22, 2019

Newport Road Closure 27th/28th October

As you may have hear from local media in recent days, Newport Road, from the junction with Fitzalan Place to the junction with City Road will be closed on October 27th and October 28th for a film production. Newport road will be partly closed from the junction with Fitzalan Place to the junction with City Road at midnight on Saturday …

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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 7, 2019

Have Your Say on Public Services in Cardiff: Ask Cardiff 2019

Ask Cardiff is an annual survey undertaken by Cardiff Council.  The survey gives people living and working in Cardiff and those visiting the city the chance to share their experiences of public services: the good experiences and where things could be improved. By taking around 10 minutes to complete this survey, you will help Cardiff Council to: · better understand …

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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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October 1, 2019

Cardiff Half Marathon 2019 – Information for Residents

The Cardiff University Cardiff Half Marathon is one of the UK’s largest road races and attracts more than 20,000 runners and 50,000 spectators to the city. From the elite field – which attracts some of the world’s top runners – to the club athletes and charity fun runners who raised more than £2.4million in 2015, the race has something for …

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