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 25, 2019

Weekly Round-Up

Equality Monday saw the introduction of same sex marriage and allowing safe, legal access to abortion without the threat of criminal prosecution and a life sentence brought into law in Northern Ireland. I championed both of these law changes, co-sponsoring the proposals, and was proud to have been able to use my vote to improve the lives of fellow British …

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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 2, 2019

Home Office Minister Can’t Explain how EU Nationals Prove their Settled Status Once Approved

Earlier today I asked Minister of State at the Home Office Kit Malthouse exactly how EU Nationals in the UK are able to prove their settled status once they’re had their applications approved – only for him to be unable to answer. This follows representations i’ve received from constituents who’ve recently had their settled status applications approved. Once approved, they’ve …

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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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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 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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September 12, 2019

DCMS Committee Report into Immersive and Addictive Technologies Published

I usually spend a day of my Westminster week working on DCMS Committee work and today we’ve released our long-awaited report into immersive and addictive technologies. The publication of the report follows months of Committee hearings involving video games giants like EA Games along with social media giants like Snapchat and Instagram. The wide-ranging report calls upon games companies to …

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September 6, 2019

My Weekly Round-Up

I started the week recording an interview with ITV Sharp End to speak about Labour’s plans for the week ahead and why we absolutely could not trust Prime Minister on Brexit and the timing of an election, which you can watch by clicking here. Then, our vote on Tuesday meant we were able to obtain control of the House of …

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