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. 

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

Triggering of Article 50

Speaking as the Prime Minister triggered Article 50, Stephen Kinnock said: "With the triggering of Article 50 we have begun the two-year process of negotiating our departure from the European Union. I voted in favour of triggering Article 50, and I think it is right that we get on with the process of Brexit, however that does not mean the Prime Minister has blank cheque. Continue reading

Letter to Ministry of Justice - Proposed Prison

I have written a letter to the Ministry of Justice asking them to clarify several important questions and concerns raised by the local community. Continue reading

Plans to build a new prison in Port Talbot

Commenting on the Ministry of Justice announcement that they are due to build a new prison in Port Talbot, Stephen Kinnock MP said:  “The building of a prison in Port Talbot would bring much-needed construction work to the local area and in the long term would mean more jobs for the day-to-day running of the prison. Continue reading

Rebuilding trust

Photo: The Times / News Syndication For the Fabian Society I have written an article on how Labour’s long journey back to electoral relevance must start by rebuilding trust in our ability to manage the economy: Continue reading

Government’s PIP Changes Will Fail Those Who Need Most Support

Stephen Kinnock MP has condemned for the Government’s changes to Personal Independence Payments (PIP) saying the Government is failing those people who need the most help .In Aberavon 3613 people are on PIP. The Government have announced plans to cut £3.7bn from the disability benefit and to tighten the eligibility criteria for PIP. Continue reading

No reason to delay Government decision on Swansea Bay tidal lagoon

Together with Carolyn Harris MP, Stephen Crabb MP & Nick Clegg MP, I have written an article urge ministers to give the green light to the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project. You can read the article here. Continue reading

Aberavon MP hails package to secure a sustainable future for the British steel industry and commitment of workforce

Commenting on today’s news that the Tata Steel UK workforce in Port Talbot and across the United Kingdom have voted to accept the deal to restructure the British Steel Pension Scheme and see Tata invest in the long term future of the UK business, Stephen Kinnock, Member of Parliament for Aberavon said: Continue reading