Dissolution of Parliament

On Wednesday 3 May Parliament was dissolved and there are no Members of Parliament until after the General Election on 8 June. Therefore I am currently not an MP. This website was created when I was the MP. 

My response to Sam Gyimah - Prisons Minister

Deeply disappointed by Ministry of Justice response to my 23 March letter about the proposed prison. Not a single question answered. So I'm trying again - see the Ministry of Justice reply here, and my second attempt to get an answer from the minster. ---        

Ignoring Brexit during this election would be a mistake

Photo: The Times / News Syndication Imagine driving through central London, at rush hour, with no traffic lights. Imagine the Merseyside derby (the fixture that has seen more red cards than any other in British football) being played without a referee. Imagine flights trying to land at Heathrow without any air traffic controllers. It probably would not end well, would it? And now imagine that Britain exits the European Union with no Article 50 deal, and no prospect of a trade deal -– the so-called World Trade Organisation (WTO) option. Much as we have all wished, even if just for a moment, that the offside rule did not exist, or that we could just jump that red light, ultimately we always come to see the value of rules, systems and the institutions that oversee them. Continue reading

Aberavon MP stands up for local residents and demands answers on the proposed local prison

Local Aberavon MP, Stephen Kinnock, today asked the Secretary of State for Wales to explain why the Baglan Industrial Park has been chosen as the location for the proposed Category C prison. Stephen Kinnock also asked why he has yet to receive any response to his letter to the Prisons Minister, Sam Gyimah, which was sent well over a month ago (on 23 March). Continue reading

Proposed Prison In Port Talbot

In the final Welsh questions before the election I questioned the Secretary of State on the decision to site a category C prison at Baglan Industrial Park. Continue reading

Gwynfi Tiny Tots Group

Stephen Kinnock MP dropped in on the Gwynfi Tiny Tots in Pen Afan Primary School during their Wednesday morning session. At a well-attended session he spoke with parents, school clerk Kerry Morgan and staff from Gwynfi Childcare Club. Continue reading

Gwynfi Community Co-operative

On a morning spent in the upper Afan valley local MP Stephen Kinnock visited Gwynfi Community Co-operative. Set up during the miner’s strike in 1984, the Co-op has been serving the Gwynfi community ever since. Continue reading

Aberavon MP Visits Glyncorrwg Chocolate Business

Aberavon MP Stephen Kinnock has paid a visit to budding local entrepreneurs, Rory Dennis and Anita Angove, who run Afan Vale Chocolates in Glyncorrwg. They set up the business in August 2015 with the aim of making the best chocolates money can buy. Continue reading

Emergency PIP Debate

  I intervened in the emergency PIP debate today to raise the number of cases I am receiving at my office Stephen Kinnock: I thank my Honourable Friend for giving way. In recent months, I have had 44 PIP cases in my constituency, with dozens going to appeal.     Continue reading