On Monday, the UK Conservative Government refused to endorse an anti-sleaze report by Lord Evans of Weardale, chair of the Committee on Standards of Public Life. In hindsight, this was an early indication of the Prime Minister’s stance that he would take on … [Read More...]
The big news this week was, of course, the Chancellor’s Budget, a weak and treacherous response to the sacrifices made by ordinary, working people during the pandemic. He has hit working people with the highest sustained tax burden in peacetime and yet has … [Read More...]
It has been an immense honour to serve in Labour’s Shadow Cabinet during the past three years, and to be the voice for Wales in Westminster. It is no exaggeration to say I have enjoyed every minute of it. Since first being elected as Member of Parliament for … [Read More...]
May I take this opportunity to wish all my constituents and everyone right across Neath a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. It is a great privilege to serve as MP for Neath and I want to thank everyone for all their support during the past year. Below is … [Read More...]
I had sought to speak in today’s debate on my colleague Barry Gardiner MP’s Private Members’ Bill, and this is the speech that I would have given, if the Deputy Speaker had called me.
Thank you Madam Deputy Speaker.
I commend my friend and comrade, the honourable member for Brent North, on bringing … [Read More...]
This week in Westminster there were a series of late night divisions in the House of Commons. On Monday, Labour MPs voted against New Clause 2 of the Dissolution and Calling of Parliament Bill which called for reviving the prerogative powers to dissolve … [Read More...]
On the morning of Saturday 4th September, as a Labour and Co-operative MP, I was pleased to deliver the Parliamentary Co-operative Group report to the Wales Co-operative Council Zoom meeting. My report highlighted that, even though Parliament has been on summer recess for the month of August, we have continued to work … [Read More...]