April 16, 2019

Use Your Vote in the European Parliament Elections!

Elections to the European Parliament will take place in the UK between May 23rd and May 26th. I am urging everybody, especially EU citizens living in Cardiff Central to ensure they are registered to vote in these important elections. Your deadline to register to vote is May 7th.   Important: The registration process for the European Parliament elections is different …

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November 14, 2017

Why We Didn’t Vote

I’ve had lots of e-mails about my Labour colleague Jim McMahon’s Votes at 16 Private Member’s Bill. I know many constituents watched the debate on the television and one 17 year old constituent came to Parliament to watch the debate from the gallery. I also know that a lot of people were concerned that MPs did not vote on the Bill. We may have the opportunity to debate the Bill again on …

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September 11, 2017

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill

Tonight, I will be voting in the House of Commons on the EU Withdrawal Bill. The Bill has reached what is called the second reading stage of its passage through Parliament. The Bill sets out the government’s approach to how Britain will leave the EU and what role Parliament will play in the process. I will be voting against the Bill.   I’ll …

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March 20, 2017

Vote Now to Support ‘The Worldwide Kitchen’ at Oasis Cardiff

The Big Lottery Fund, ITV and The National Lottery have teamed up to give the public the chance to decide how £3 million of National Lottery funding can make a difference in their area. The People’s Projects is an opportunity to celebrate some of the incredible projects the Big Lottery Fund has supported over the past year. With 95 shortlisted …

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April 28, 2016

Trade Union Bill Back in the House of Commons

The Trade Union Bill was back in the House of Commons yesterday for us to debate and vote on the amendments to the Bill that the House of Lords had passed. When we finished the debate and vote last night, I had very mixed feelings. We had, through a very effective campaign and hard work by the trade union and …

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April 25, 2016

Immigration Bill

Today, MPs will debate amendments made by the House of Lords to the Immigration Bill. Following pressure by Labour Peers in the House of Lords the Government were defeated or have made concessions on a number of areas in the Immigration Bill. I voted against the Immigration Bill at Third Reading in the House of Commons because I believe it will be …

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November 30, 2015

Air Strikes in Syria – Vote

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to contact me with their views about the Government’s proposal to carry out air strikes in Syria and the likely vote in parliament. We have all been horrified by the massacres in Paris, Beirut, Tunisia and elsewhere and are united in our desire to see the defeat of ISIL/Daesh. Hundreds and …

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September 24, 2015

Assisted Dying (No.2) Private Members’ Bill

I received a very large amount of correspondence from constituents about the Assisted Dying (No. 2) Private Members’ Bill and I wanted to take time to consider all the correspondence properly, together with all of the issues that it raises, before reaching an informed conclusion about the Bill, which was debated on 11th September. MPs were given a free vote on …

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February 5, 2015

No Vote Means No Voice

Today is National Voter Registration Day. This year, more than any other year, civic society groups and organisations across the UK are urging everyone to register to vote ahead of May’s General Election. The current UK Government have rushed ahead with implementing a new voter registration system requiring every person to individually register to vote. As a result, nearly 1 …

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