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  • Stephen Kinnock

    MP FOR ABERAVON

  • Stephen Kinnock

    STANDING UP FOR STEEL

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    A STRONG VOICE FOR ABERAVON

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    STANDING BY OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES

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  • Building An Inclusive, Patriotic And Confident Vision Of Britishness

    December 02, 2016

      LabourList I've been around politics for as long as I can remember, and I joined the Labour Party in 1985, when I was fifteen years old. It's fair to say that as a Party we've been through some tough and bruising times, and I've had a ring-side seat for much of it. But I have never been as stunned or disappointed by the response to my use of the word 'assimilation', that I used during a Progress panel on Monday evening.  For me, assimilation is synonymous with integration. Both words describe the process of people from different backgrounds and cultures embarking together in an entirely positive journey of mutual learning, respect and understanding. If that journey happens to be taking place in the UK, then the over-arching umbrella of values and lived experiences that shape and guide it will be British.
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  • With Christmas Looming Large, It Really Is Time To Settle These Issues And End The Uncertainty Over The Future Of Strip Products UK And The Port Talbot Steelworks

    November 29, 2016

    Commenting on recent reports about the future of the Port Talbot steelworks and future investment, Stephen Kinnock, Member of Parliament for Aberavon said: “Tata Steel should end the uncertainty over the future of Strip Products UK and the Port Talbot steelworks.
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  • November 2016 Newsletter

    November 28, 2016

    My November newsletter is now out, with news from Aberavon and Parliament. You can subscribe to my mailing list to receive my newsletter each month via email.
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  • House Heroes

    November 25, 2016

      The House magazine For the 40th anniversary of The House magazine they asked a group of MPs to write about the Parliamentarians that they most admired over the last four decades. I wrote about my good friend Jo Cox: I first met Jo Cox in Brussels. She was my mum's researcher at the European parliament, and we became firm friends. Twenty years later, we were both taking up our seats on the green benches. Like all newcomers, we were looking forward hugely to entering parliament – there is no greater honour or privilege. But there was also a real sense of trepidation – it can be a pretty intimidating place at times.
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  • Google Digital Garage

    November 24, 2016

    Today, I attended the opening of the Google Digital Garage in St Paul's Centre, Aberavon. The Digital Garage provides free digital training to businesses, groups and individuals and is stopping in Port Talbot on the 24th and 25th November.
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  • My friend Jo Cox was assassinated, but her legacy will be to unite communities

    November 24, 2016

    Guardian I’ll never forget 15 June 2016. That was the last time, after 20 years of friendship, that I saw Jo Cox. That was the last time she came bursting in, a bundle of positive energy in her cycling gear, to grab her work clothes out of the cupboard she kept in our shared office. Talking with such love, tenderness and humour about Lejla and Cuillin, her wonderful children. The next day, while doing her job, serving the people of Batley and Spen, the place where she grew up, Jo was assassinated. And we should be in no doubt, as the verdict makes clear, that this was a political assassination.
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  • Boundary Changes Are An Act Of Constitutional Vandalism That Will Disenfranchise And Fracture Communities

    November 18, 2016

      Aberavon MP, Stephen Kinnock, has warned that the changes to constituency boundaries will disenfranchise and fracture communities. Mr Kinnock was speaking in a debate in Parliament which looked to reverse the decision to reduce the number of MPs to 600. Pat Glass MP’s Bill, which will now get a Second Reading after MPs overwhelmingly voted in support of the Bill, seeks to amend the legislation passed in 2011 which reduces the number of MPs from 650 to 600. The Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act will see the number Welsh MPs cut from 40 to 29.
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  • Parliamentary Constituency Boundaries Debate

    November 18, 2016

      Today Parliament debated Labour MP Pat Glass' Parliamentary Constituencies (Amendment) Bill, which seeks to reverse the decision to reduce the number of MPs from 650 to 600. I made the following contribution: 
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  • Kinnock Dismayed At Decision Not To Grant A Posthumous Pardon For Dic Penderyn

    November 16, 2016

      Aberavon MP, Stephen Kinnock, has expressed his dismay at the Ministry of Justice’s decision not to grant Dic Penderyn a posthumous pardon. In July Mr Kinnock led a delegation which included descendants of Dic Penderyn and campaigners from Aberavon and Merthyr to present a petition calling for the Aberavon-born miner to be exonerated. 
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  • The people have spoken – threats to block article 50 are just toxic

    November 16, 2016

    LabourList Imagine the polls had been right: a remain victory with 52% of the vote. Cue sigh of relief from pundits and pollsters – those 2015 election polls were just an aberration. But then, who pops up on our screens? None other than Nigel Farage, declaring, just five months on (ok, it probably would’ve taken him about five minutes) that the result was too close to be definitive: “Look at the polls now’, he’d proclaim, ‘they show people have changed their minds. We shall clearly need a second referendum in a couple of years.” What would our response have been? We’d have called him a sore loser: “Nigel, you don’t seem to understand how democracy works. You lost. Get over it“ Only, that’s not what happened. Britain voted leave. Yes it was close, but it was clear.
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