My January newsletter is out now, with news from Aberavon and from Parliament.Read more
I visited the British Oxygen Company site in Margam and was given a tour of the facility. BOC Gases Margam is a major industrial gases production and distribution facility providing gas for the steel works and is a key supplier to hundreds of businesses across south Wales including the health board.Read more
Aberavon MP, Stephen Kinnock, has held a constructive meeting with the new Minister for Prisons, Rory Stewart MP, just days after his appointment to the role, over the proposals to build a prison in Port Talbot.Read more
Government's Refusal To Include Charter of Fundamental Rights Strips Us Of Vital Civil And Workplace Rights And Protections
During the debate on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill, I exposed the lie at the heart of the Tory Bill. They claim the Bill is about transferring EU law into UK law to facilitate Brexit, but by refusing to include the Charter of Fundamental Rights it is clear that this is really just a Tory power grab that strips us of vital civil and workplace rights and protections.Read more
During questions to the Treasury I called for an EEA based Brexit, because it is the only Brexit deal that would cover services, which accounts for 80% of the UK economy.
During a Government statement on Carillion I questioned the Cabinet Office Minister, saying that the Carillion collapse shows that it is time for us to impose a windfall tax on these kind of companies who are taking taxpayers for a ride to the tune of billions of pounds. Government must do better.Read more
I was delighted to attend a meeting of the Rhondda Tunnel Society to hear about the progress they have made over the last 12 months. There were some spectacular photos on show, taken inside the tunnel just last month. The society has also put together a new promotional video showcasing the community benefits re-opening the tunnel would bring.
I am greatly looking forward to discussing the project with representatives of the Heritage Lottery Fund, when they attend my funding fair on Friday 26 January.
Today I visited Tywyn Primary School in Sandfields East with the local ward councillors Sean Pursey and Ted Latham - who is Chair of Governors of the school.
I was very impressed with the hard-working, dedicated teaching staff who are working tirelessly for the benefit of the young people in the area.
I visited the site of the Cwmavon landslip to see the work Neath Port Talbot Council have been doing clearing the road and getting the traffic moving again on Cwmavon Road. The road is a vital link to and from Cwmavon and the valleys.Read more
Aberavon MP, Stephen Kinnock, is due to hold his annual funding fair in Taibach Community Education Centre at the end of the month. Now in its third year the event has grown to include 13 different advice providers and Mr Kinnock is encouraging local groups and organisations looking for funding to come along.Read more