Tag Archive : parliament

After the last prorogation was ruled unlawful in the Supreme Court it’s vital the Government releases the legal advice that led to it. I’ve just asked the Attorney General if he’ll do just that before Parliament is suspended again next Tuesday ahead of the Queens’s Speech. You can watch my Question and the Attorney General’s […]

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 […]

My monthly newsletter for August is now available, featuring a roundup of my work in Parliament and the constituency over the last month. You can read my August newsletter by clicking here. If you would like to sign up to receive my newsletter via email, please click here.

Last night I joined young people and children’s services experts from Action for Children in Westminster to back their new campaign urging political leaders across the UK to prioritise children and put them at the heart of domestic agendas. New polling from Action for Children, published to mark the charity’s 150th anniversary, revealed that three […]

Before Christmas I signed a letter to the Prime Minister alongside over 200 cross party Members of Parliament urging Theresa May to rule out leaving the European Union without a deal (Full letter below). More MPs are signing the letter every day. The Prime Minister is currently trying to use the threat of no deal […]

The uncertainty around Brexit continues this week in Parliament, with the government having postponed a vote on the Prime Minister’s negotiated deal due to be taken on Tuesday 11th December. I took the opportunity to ask why, if the Prime Minister is allowed to change her mind from the morning to the afternoon, her government […]

A lot of people have emailed in about the issue of horse tethering so I would like to take a moment to set out what I have been doing on this important issue. I have raised this issue with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Secretary of State Michael Gove. I […]

Not being able to afford to buy sanitary products is embarrassing and demeaning. Period poverty is a big issue across the country. Eight years of austerity policy from the coalition and subsequent Tory Governments has directly contributed to this shameful state of affairs. That’s why I met with women trade unionists from my union, GMB, […]

Each year I produce an Annual Report to let you know what I’ve been doing on your behalf in both Cardiff Central and in Parliament. If you live in Cardiff Central, you’ll be getting a copy through your letter box soon, but you can also read the full report here: If you want to see […]

  I visited the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazaar last November and heard first hand, accounts of murder, sexual violence, rape and torture by the Burmese military against children, women and men. I have been calling for the UK Government to publicly support a referral of the Heads of the Burmese Military to the […]