Boundary Commission Wales Revised Boundary Proposals

  Commenting on the Boundary Commission Wales’ latest proposals for parliamentary constituency boundaries, Stephen Kinnock, Member of Parliament for Aberavon, said: “It is good to see that the Boundary Commission Wales has listened to our representations about splitting the Aberavon and Port Talbot wards, and that they have included both areas in the same constituency in their latest proposals. The Commission has clearly acknowledged the strength of feeling and the level of local opposition to their original proposals, for which it should be commended. Continue reading

EU (Withdrawal) Bill Amendments

As the EU (Withdrawal) Bill makes its way through Parliament, I have tabled the following amendments: Continue reading

Written Questions To The Ministry Of Justice On The Proposed Prison For Port Talbot

Following on from the public meeting held at the Aberavon Beach Hotel about the proposals to build a prison on land in the Baglan Industrial Park, I have been tabling the following written questions: Continue reading

Aberavon WASPI Women

We had a great morning in Cwmavon Library with women born in the 1950s. They have been unfairly hit by changes to the state pension age without due notification.  Continue reading

Calls For Cap On Energy Prices

I joined with colleagues from across the House in calling for the Prime Minister to introduce a cap on energy prices. I have long supported a cap on energy price rises and believe we should go even further to lower bills. For too long the big six energy companies have been allowed to make excessive profits. It is clear that the market is broken and is no longer doing its best for customers - many people do not have time to shop around, but just want reliable and affordable energy. You can read the letter sent to the Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy below.   Continue reading

Brexit Economic Impact Studies

I have signed a joint letter calling on the Government to publish impact studies on leaving the EU. It is vital that we know what different scenarios would mean for Britain. We need this information from the Government and quickly.   Continue reading

Commons Diary October 2017

'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us...’ I couldn’t help thinking of the spell-binding opening lines of Dickens’ masterpiece as I watched the slow-motion car crash that was the Prime Minister’s speech at her party conference. What a contrast with the collective high-five that had taken place in Brighton just a few days before, and with the Tory tub-thumping that we saw in the run-up to the General Election.  Continue reading

Letter to Sam Gyimah - Covenant

I have written to Sam Gyimah MP, Minister for Prisons, about the covenant on the land the Ministry of Justice have selected to build a new prison. The covenant states that the land should be used 'as an industrial park'. You can read my letter below: Continue reading

EU Negotiations Update

After the conference recess Theresa May updated the House of Commons on Brexit negotiations. I was able to ask her about the transition deal: Continue reading

Healing the divides

 (Photo Credit: The Times News Syndication) Progress, Written by Stephen Kinnock and Joe Jervis Labour’s next big social democratic project must be to unite our fractured nation Britain has so much going for it – economically, democratically and culturally. Yet as a country we find ourselves more divided and polarised than at any time since the second world war. Young versus old, graduate versus non-graduate, city versus town – these have become the faultlines upon which modern Britain is built. Continue reading