I really enjoyed this exhibition on Friday in the South Wales Miners' Museum. Vernon Hartshorn is an unsung hero of the Labour movement.
He started his working life as a coal miner and ended it as one of the most influential figures in British politics.
I'm really pleased that this will be coming to Parliament in June!
Stephen Kinnock’s Funding Fair is back for it’s fourth year with new advice providers signed on to give advice and help to groups and organisations looking for funding. This year’s event will be held in The Centre, Lodge Drive, Baglan, SA12 8UB on Friday 22 March between 10am and 1pm.Read more
Thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Llys Y Seren Care Home for Red Nose Day. Wonderful to see all generations getting together for a dance, a sing-song, and plenty of cake!
It was great to be at the Neath Port Talbot Question Time event at Nidum Arts Centre. It was really good to see so many young people getting engaged and holding their MPs, AMs and Councillors to account. Proof that votes at 16 is the way to go!Read more
It was a privilege to meet Steven Roberts at his exhibition of art Port Talbot YMCA. His journey from homelessness & mental health issues has been remarkable. Tribute also to the YMCA for their role in supporting people like Steven.
I was delighted to be at official opening of the new Port Talbot Seafarers' Centre on St David's Day. Great work in supporting seafarers around the world by The Mission To Seafarers and Merchant Navy Welfare Board
It was great to be at the Annual Jobs Fair at the Port Talbot Jobcentre on St David's Day. Pleased to see this event so well attended. Enjoyed chatting to all the staff & exhibitors & being informed of developments. Congratulations to all.Read more
It was great to spend the afternoon talking with two groups of young people who have benefited from the Erasmus Plus programme. I spoke to group of Tata apprentices about their two weeks with Tata steel in the Netherlands. It was a hugely beneficial learning experience, broadens horizons, opens up exciting new opportunities.
I also spoke with group of hair and beauty students from Afan College and discussed how their two weeks in Girona, Catalonia broadened their horizons, built confidence and allowed them to gain new skills. All the students in the group agreed that the experience was life changing and the confidence that it gave them has allowed all of them to begin studying for their PGCE and for two of the group to open their own business.
It was truly inspiring to listen to all the students stories and hear first hand the benefits of UK/EU co-operation.Read more
I attended a public meeting in the Twelve Knights about advice given to members of the British Steel Pension Scheme to transfer out of their final salary pension.
Steelworkers were exposed to opportunistic and unscrupulous advisers who swooped in like vultures, exploiting the situation for their own financial gain.Read more
It was great to be at a packed meeting of the NPT 1950s Women. These women have worked hard, paid-in their whole lives, and deserve to be treated with the respect they have earned. It was made absolutely clear in the meeting that the UK Government must now compensate women born in the 1950s for the way they have been misled and robbed of their state pension.Read more