Letter to Sam Gyimah

After my meeting with Sam Gyimah MP, Minister for Prisons, I wrote to him asking him for clarification on some of the points discussed in the meeting. You can read my letter here: Continue reading

July 2017 Newsletter

My July newsletter is now out, with news from Aberavon and Parliament. You can subscribe to my mailing list to receive my newsletter each month here. Continue reading

Tory broken promises on rail electrification show they don’t care about Wales

Responding to the shock announcement today that the electrification of the Great Western Main Line will not extend beyond Cardiff, Stephen Kinnock, Member of Parliament for Aberavon, said: “For years now the Tory government in Westminster has been promising that it will deliver full mainline rail electrification from Paddington to Swansea. Today we have seen that those promises were not worth the paper they were written on. The truth is that the Tories simply do not care about the people of Wales. Theresa May was able to find a £1 billion bung for the DUP to enable her to cling on to power, and she found £6 billion for high-speed rail in England, but when it comes to standing by her promises to the people of Wales on rail electrification - well, it's a very different story. Continue reading

Prime Minister Needs To Match Her Rhetoric On Climate Change

Jo Stevens MP secured a Westminster Hall debate on Wales and the Queen's speech. I took the opportunity to raise the issue of the tidal lagoon and when we are going to get the go-ahead from the Government. Continue reading

Steel Of UK Origin

  I tabled a written parliamentary question to the Ministry of Defence asking them about introducing a certificate of origin on steel used in construction, a call that was made in the Steel 2020 report. You can read their response below. Continue reading

Steel In Type 26 Frigates

I tabled questions to the Ministry of Defence on the steel that they are using to build the Type-26 frigates and below is the response that I received: Continue reading

A Song For Jo

Jo Cox: More In Common, Book Review There's a scene in Brendan Cox's book that will remain seared into my memory for as long as I live. It takes place the day after Jo was brutally murdered. Her husband Brendan is sitting with their two young children, Cuillin and Lejla, just hours after he'd told them Jo has been taken from them. The children are deeply distressed and traumatised. Brendan is close to collapsing under the crushing weight of his grief. Continue reading

Steel To Be Used In Type 26 Frigates

Commenting on reports following the tabling of his Written Questions regarding the steel to be used in Type-26 Frigates and announcements from BAE, Stephen Kinnock, Member of Parliament for Aberavon, home of the Port Talbot steelworks, said: Continue reading

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

Following the General Election I tabled a series of questions to the Ministry of Justice on their proposals to build a prison on land in the Baglan Industrial Park, these included the criteria for choosing the land, the process for determining the category of prisoner, and whether the prison would be run by a public or private operator. You can read the questions and the responses I received below. Continue reading

Stephen Kinnock meets with Prisons Minister to raise local community concerns, leaving Minister in no doubt about strength of local feeling

Today (Wednesday 12 July) Aberavon MP Stephen Kinnock met with the Prisons Minister, Sam Gyimah, and senior Ministry of Justice Officials to discuss the proposed prison in Baglan, leaving them in no doubt about the opposition and concerns of the local community. Continue reading