March 3, 2020

Fairtrade Foundation Parliamentary Reception

I was thrilled to be joined by other Members of Parliament and Peers, with the Fairtrade Foundation, in calling for urgent action to end the exploitation of women cocoa farmers. The reception marked the beginning of Fairtrade Fortnight in parliament, on February 26th. The extent of the gender pay gap in the global chocolate industry is deeply concerning, with women …

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May 9, 2019

Which? Survey Shows Welsh Worries about the Cost of Living

The Consumer Insight for Wales survey launched yesterday showed people in Wales are worried about the cost for paying for daily essentials and public sector cuts. The report surveyed consumers across Wales and found that 67% of people felt worried about the cost of food, essentials and public sector cuts and 22% had defaulted on a debt. This reflects what …

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December 16, 2015

Opposition Day Debate on Women and the Economy

On Wednesday 9th December I spoke in the Opposition day debate on Women and the Economy. The debate was secured by the Labour Party following its concern over the disproportionate impact of the Conservative Government’s policies on women. House of Commons Library data has confirmed that measures in the Summer and Autumn statement on tax and benefit changes have hit …

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