May 17, 2019

#MadeatUni

Cardiff Central is a proud University constituency, you elected me in 2015 and again in 2017 on a promise to champion our University sector in parliament so I’m pleased to be supporting the #MadeatUni campaign. Our Universities help Welsh and UK businesses and our public services succeed by powering research and development, solving global problems and pushing the boundaries of …

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December 3, 2018

Macmillan Cancer Support – Mobile Information Service

Macmillan Cancer Support’s Mobile Information Service is heading to Cardiff. Everyone is welcome to use the service. Whether you have a cancer diagnosis, have a friend or relative affected by cancer, or are worried about cancer in any way at all, there are lots of ways that Macmillan can support you – medically, financially, emotionally and practically. Wherever the mobile …

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November 7, 2018

Preventing Cardiovascular Disease

Jo Stevens MP looking at the report with representatives from Heart UK

I met with HEART UK in Parliament at the launch of their report into cardiovascular disease (CVD) and its effect on the UK. CVD is responsible for 160,000 deaths across the UK every year, that’s a quarter of all deaths across the UK. It’s also one of the leading causes of premature death with 40,000 people dying prematurely from CVD …

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October 31, 2018

Women Trade Unionists making a Difference Beyond the Workplace

Not being able to afford to buy sanitary products is embarrassing and demeaning. Period poverty is a big issue across the country. Eight years of austerity policy from the coalition and subsequent Tory Governments has directly contributed to this shameful state of affairs. That’s why I met with women trade unionists from my union, GMB, in parliament to help them …

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September 15, 2018

Cardiff Central 1st in Wales for Efforts to Cure Blood Cancer

People with blood cancer can benefit from donated stem cells as part of their treatment and charity Anthony Nolan works hard to get potential donors registered, so that those who need donated stem cells may be able to access this help. At an event in Parliament to celebrate Blood Cancer Awareness Month, I collected a certificate on behalf of Cardiff Central …

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June 6, 2018

Cancer Research Prevention Event

I joined Cancer Research staff and campaigners, along with medical professionals, this week for an event in Parliament. Cancer Research work on funding scientific research into curing cancer but also do important work on cancer prevention. According to Cancer Research data, four in ten cancers in the UK can be prevented and the most common causes of cancer are smoking, …

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July 7, 2017

TVT Mesh Campaign

TVT (or Transvaginal) Mesh surgery is a medical procedure used to treat incontinence and prolapse. An increasing number of women have reported complications since having the surgery, with many suffering from chronic and debilitating pain as a result of the procedure. Lots of MPs have been contacted by women injured by mesh implants and campaigners want them banned. I am …

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April 18, 2016

Urgent Questions – Junior Doctor Contracts

In an urgent debate granted by Speaker John Bercow, I was able to question Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt over his handling of the junior doctors’ dispute. The urgent question was granted to my Labour colleagues after Jeremy Hunt unexpectedly abandoned his repeated threat to impose a new contract on junior doctors – a move that has led to four strikes …

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