This week I was pleased to join the All-Party Parliamentary Group for ExcludedUK. This group of over 240 MPs have come together with the support of the ExcludedUK organisation to represent the three million individuals who have fallen through the gaps in the UK Government’s coronavirus support packages. Three million people have perhaps lost their livelihoods overnight, and … [Read more...]
I was pleased to meet with members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Rail in Wales this week. We had a really productive session with Transport for Wales and Network Rail Wales on the work that has been carried out throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. It will be really important as we emerge from this crisis, that we push for greater investment in the Welsh rail network … [Read more...]
The Chancellor announced the details of his financial plan this week to get the country back up and running following the lockdown. It was disappointing both in its lack of reach and lack of understanding of how hard some people in the country have been hit by this crisis. We needed a Back to Work Budget, one that ensured that jobs would be created to replace those lost and … [Read more...]
For people across our communities, this week has been overshadowed by the terrible scenes in Seven Sisters. The explosion on Church Road has had a terrible impact on so many, and the family who lived at the house remain in all our thoughts. I have been in the area speaking to friends and residents who live nearby, and my staff and I are doing all we can to assist wherever … [Read more...]
On Tuesday we remembered our colleague, the compassionate and determined Jo Cox, who was brutally and horrifyingly taken from us 4 years ago. We remember her desire to improve the lives of others and her belief that we have more in common than that which divides us. It is a message that I carry with me and my thoughts were with her family this week. As you will have seen, … [Read more...]
Welsh Labour and Cooperative MP for Neath, Christina Rees MP, is calling on the UK Government to take decisive action to curb the startling levels of abuse and violence shop workers are exposed to.
In a recent study by the Union of Shop, Distributive, and Allied Workers, Usdaw, a staggering 80 per cent of retail staff said that … [Read more...]
Welsh Labour and Cooperative MP for Neath, Christina Rees MP, has slammed the Prime Minister’s decision to abolish the Department for International Development, claiming it will “diminish Britain’s international standing”.
Rumours of the department’s demise have circulated for years and Downing Street has now confirmed that the … [Read more...]
This week is Carers’ Week, when we take time to recognise the phenomenal job, paid and unpaid, that millions of people do across the country. Around 9.1 million people are carers and 4.5 million became carers over the last few months as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Many of them juggle their work responsibilities with their caring duties on a daily basis. We must do … [Read more...]