Aberavon MP Raises Concerns With Financial Conduct Authority Over British Steel Pension Scheme Scams

Aberavon MP Stephen Kinnock has contacted the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) over worrying reports of opportunistic financial advisers providing steelworkers with poor financial advice and luring steelworkers into transferring millions out of pension funds. Mr Kinnock will be meeting with Mr Bailey next week and has said, ‘I am increasingly concerned about the stories of unscrupulous advisers targeting the steelworkers and cheating them out of their pension money. I will be raising these concerns directly with the Chief Executive of the Financial Conduct Authority.’ Continue reading

Covenant Is Final Nail In The Coffin For The Ministry Of Justice’s Plans For A Prison On Baglan Industrial Estate

Stephen Kinnock has hailed a covenant on the land earmarked for a prison, as the ‘final nail in the coffin’ for the Ministry of Justice’s plans. Speaking in the House of Commons, the Aberavon MP called on Sam Gyimah MP, Minister for Prisons, to admit that the covenant’s protection of the land for industrial purposes spelt the end of the Government’s controversial plans. Continue reading

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

Aberavon MP Stephen Kinnock Cautiously Welcomes News Of Joint Venture

Commenting on today's news of the joint venture between Thyssenkrupp and Tata Steel, Stephen Kinnock, Member of Parliament for Aberavon, home of the Port Talbot steelworks, said: "In principle I welcome this news as it brings together two giants of the European steel industry, creating the sort of scale and synergies that could potentially deliver significant competitive advantage.  Continue reading

Cross party group of politicians joins forces with community campaigners to protest against proposed Baglan Prison

The cross-party group will be hosting representatives from the Ministry of Justice at a public meeting that has been organised by Stephen Kinnock MP. The meeting will be taking place on Wednesday 20th September at 7pm, in the Aberavon Beach Hotel. Continue reading

Stephen Kinnock Expresses His Disappointment As Minister Turns Down Invite To Public Meeting

  Aberavon MP Stephen Kinnock has expressed his disappointment after Prisons Minister Sam Gyimah MP turned down the invitation to attend a public meeting on the proposed prison in Port Talbot.  In the first questions in Parliament after the summer recess, Mr Kinnock said, ‘The Minister’s plans to build a prison on the Baglan industrial park in my constituency are causing a huge amount of concern and disquiet with the community. Could I urge the Minister to come to the public meeting that I have organised on the 20th of September to explain the position to the community?’ Continue reading

Aberavon MP calls on Minister to reconsider decision that has left locals feeling ‘second class’

Stephen Kinnock has written to Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling MP, to highlight the local anger and frustration felt over the decision to abandon plans to electrify the Great Western Main Line between Cardiff and Swansea. Continue reading

Kinnock Invites Minister To Port Talbot To Meet Residents Over Proposed Prison Plans

Aberavon MP, Stephen Kinnock, has invited Sam Gyimah to Port Talbot to meet residents at a public meeting to discuss the proposals for a prison in Port Talbot. The public meeting will take place on Wednesday 20 September at 7pm in the Aberavon Beach Hotel. 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

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