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
Commenting on the news that Cyrus RW have been put into administration, Aberavon MP Stephen Kinnock said:
“It is disappointing to learn of Cyrus RW being placed into administration, and for all of those employed by the company this will be an incredibly worrying time.
“The priority must now be finding a solution that protects the jobs, particularly those in Briton Ferry where I believe there are up to 50 people employed in highly skilled, well paid jobs.
On a visit to the Steel and Metals Institute in Swansea University, Stephen Kinnock has hailed the work that they are doing to support and advance the steel industry. During the visit Mr Kinnock witnessed the work the Institute is doing with Tata Steel and SPECIFIC, looking at different uses for steel and developing the molecular structure of steel for new and exciting alternative uses.Read more
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.’Read more
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.Read more
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