A Balance Between Economic Dynamism And Social Cohesion

Stephen spoke to Jason Mohammed on BBC Radio Wales about the Labour Leadership contest and why he thinks Yvette Cooper is the best candidate. Continue reading

Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon

South Wales MPs welcome the news that the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon has been given the go-ahead from government. In a joint statement issued this afternoon, Stephen Kinnock, MP for Aberavon, and Carolyn Harris, MP for Swansea East, said: Continue reading

PM Should Be Given Time To Secure Deal For UK Within Europe

On ITV's Sharp End Stephen discussed Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board, the Leadership elections and the European Referendum and said that the Prime Minster should be given enough time to secure a deal for the UK in Europe and that the deal should give us the best possible chance of securing a 'Yes'. Continue reading

Stephen Calls For Debate On Open Cast Mining & Restoration

Stephen Kinnock: Parc Slip open-cast mine in my constituency has been closed for several years and is a dreadful scar on the landscape. Will the Leader of the House make time for a much-needed debate on the fate of open-cast mines across the country?   Continue reading

Call For A Pardon

I took the opportunity to call for a posthumous pardon in my maiden speech: "In Aberavon we like to connect our proud history to our promising present and ambitious future. It is in that spirit that I wish to join those calling on the Ministry of Justice for the posthumous pardon of Dic Penderyn, a miner and son of Aberavon hanged in 1831 for his part in the Merthyr uprisings."  Continue reading

The Government And Tata Steel Are Sleepwalking Into The First Steel Strike In Decades

New Statesman The Port Talbot steel works in my constituency is owned by Tata Steel, a Mumbai-based company that employs almost 17,000 steel workers across the length and breadth of the UK. There are 4,000 steel workers in Port Talbot, and more than twice that number of jobs in my constituency depend on the steel works through its supply chains. The Port Talbot steel works has been the beating heart of our community for generations, and its output is of critical importance to the local, Welsh and British economies. Continue reading

MP Stephen Kinnock Backs Staff After Vote For Tata Action

Evening Post ABERAVON'S new MP has spoken up for steelworkers in Port Talbot after union members overwhelmingly voted to take industrial action over pension changes. Stephen Kinnock, who became MP for Aberavon in May, said he supported Tata Steel workers in Port Talbot after they voted by a large majority on Friday, in favour of industrial action over the company's proposed changes to pensions and its refusal to negotiate over the Early Retirement Clause. Continue reading

Cross-Party Steel Group Refuses To Meet With Tata Steel

Some weeks ago the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Steel invited Karl-Ulrich Köhler, Chief Executive of Tata Steel Europe to brief the group on the crisis in industrial relations occurring across Tata Steel’s UK operations. Late last week the APPG was informed by Tata Steel that they would be sending a small team of more junior executives to the meeting that was due to take place this afternoon.  Continue reading

Aberavon Labour AM And MP Welcome Welsh Government Announcement On M4 Junction 41

David Rees, Assembly Member, and Stephen Kinnock, Member of Parliament, have today welcomed the announcement by Edwina Hart, Minister for Economy, Science and Transport, that the part time trial closure of the M4 Junction 41 westbound on-slip will be lifted pending further analysis. Continue reading