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Press Release: Votes at 16

November 1, 2017

1st November 2017 Anna McMorrin MP for Cardiff North will join MPs in House of Commons to support Votes at 16 Private Member’s Bill. On Friday 3rd November, Members of Parliament are set to debate a Private Member’s Bill to lower the voting age in parliamentary elections to 16 years of age. This w…

Letter: S4C Indepdent Review

October 30, 2017

In October, I asked Leader of the House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom MP, about the future of S4C as a valuable broadcaster in Wales, providing quality and innovation. The S4C review was due on 31st October, and I met with Owen Evans, Chief Executive on Friday in Llanishen to discuss and support the fa…

House of Commons speech on Universal Credit

October 18, 2017

In the House of Commons today, I gave a speech urging the Government to halt the roll-out of the Universal Credit system this winter. It is clear that the current Universal Credit application process is not fit for purpose. The lengthy delays in receiving payments is having a devastating effect on …

Hosting UNISON Public Sector Pay Rise Campaign in Parliament.

October 17, 2017

Today in Parliament I hosted the UNISON Pay Up Now! campaign briefing for Welsh MPs. For years now, public service workers have seen their pay held back by government in the name of austerity. First a freeze, then a cap saw public sector pay rise by just 4.4% between 2010 and 2016, while the cost…

Natural Resources Wales listens to resident’s concerns about the future of Forest Fawr and Larch disease.

October 10, 2017

Following my discussions with Natural Resources Wales (NRW) I was pleased to welcome NRW and councillors to talk to local residents about the planned larch disease fell at Forest Fawr. As some of you may have seen, following concern over forest restoration over the summer, I launched a petition t…

Press Release: Anna McMorrin MP asks Government to pause Universal Credit rollout.

October 9, 2017

Anna McMorrin MP for Cardiff North has joined an increasing number of voices calling on the government to delay the rollout of Universal Credit until the failings in the system have been resolved. There is growing evidence of the problems caused by significant delays in the payment of Universal C…

Press Release: Anna McMorrin MP and Guide Dogs show red card to taxi refusals

October 3, 2017

Anna McMorrin MP tested her taxi hailing skills this week at Labour Party Conference in a football-themed game with Guide Dogs. While trying to get a taxi to take guide dog owner Jacqueline to her local football match, the MP for Cardiff North heard about the real problems assistance dog owners …

Response to EU Withdrawal Bill vote

September 12, 2017

Following last night’s vote in the House of Commons on the EU Withdrawal Bill, I am deeply disappointed with the result. The Bill is an affront to parliamentary democracy, containing fundamental flaws that give huge and accountable powers to government Ministers.  It will also undermine and introd…

NRW Meeting about Fforest Fawr Restoration

September 4, 2017

Meeting with Natural Resources Wales to discuss restoration of Fforest Fawr in Tongwynlais. Today I met with Gareth O’Shea, Executive Director for Operations across South Wales, and John Hogg, Head of Operations for Natural Resources Wales (NRW) to discuss the planned larch disease felling at Ffore…

Statement: Velindre Cancer Treatment Centre

August 14, 2017

I have had many discussions with Velindre Hospital, local residents and organisations over the past few months to discuss the development and have considered all of the issues very carefully, weighing the very real environmental concerns with the health needs of our communities and that of South Eas…