January 27, 2020

Backing USDAW’s Campaign to Protect Shop Workers from Violence

Usdaw, the trade union representing shop workers is calling for new legislation to protect shop workers from violence. Statistics released by the Office of National Statistics last week show a 14% rise in the number of police recorded incidents of shoplifting in England and Wales over the last decade, which Usdaw highlight as the main trigger for violence, threats and …

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January 24, 2020

My Weekly Round-Up

I started the week in Parliament listening to Gordon Brown speaking at a Hope Not Hate event about the future of the Union. As always, Gordon spoke expertly, knowledgeably and passionately about the future of the UK and the importance of keeping Scotland with us. He’s a remarkable public speaker, and one of the biggest advocates of Scotland’s place in …

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January 16, 2020

My EDM: Tackling Online Harm to Children with a Duty of Care Regulator

This week, working with the NSPCC I have tabled an Early Day Motion on tackling online harm to children, calling for a duty of care on social networks to keep children safe online. This follows work done in my capacity as a member of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee into Online Harms and the Government publishing a …

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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 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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