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 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

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 27, 2019

Macmillan Coffee Morning 2019 ☕️🍰💚

Our 2019 Macmillan Coffee Morning was a success! I want to send a big thank you to everyone who came along and supported our coffee morning and help make it such a success once again this year. A special thank you must go to our fantastic hots Waterloo Tea in Lakeside who once again donated all their profits for the …

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September 25, 2019

🍻🏆 Parliamentary Pub of the Year 2019 – nominations open now!

Last year Cardiff Central’s very own The Four Elms won the first ever Parliamentary Pub of the Year competition at a fantastic awards night in Westminster. Nominations are now open for the 2019 competition and once again I’m asking for your views on who I put forward for the Cardiff Central nomination. To make your nomination, simply email me at …

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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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