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.
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.Read more
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.Read more
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?’Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Stephen Kinnock meets with Prisons Minister to raise local community concerns, leaving Minister in no doubt about strength of local feeling
Today (Wednesday 12 July) Aberavon MP Stephen Kinnock met with the Prisons Minister, Sam Gyimah, and senior Ministry of Justice Officials to discuss the proposed prison in Baglan, leaving them in no doubt about the opposition and concerns of the local community.Read more
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).Read more