MP Discusses Brexit Concerns With Local Farmers

Ogmore MP, Chris Elmore, has visited Gellifeddgar Farm in Blackmill, Bridgend, to discuss the issues which are facing the agricultural industry. Mr Elmore met with local farmers, Charles and Gill Morgan, to discuss the challenges and opportunities which lie ahead as the UK leaves the European Union. Also in attendance during the MP’s visit were representatives from the Farmers’ Union of Wales (FUW). Speaking after visiting the farm, Mr Elmore said: “I’d like to say a big thank you to Charles and Gill for giving me a tour of their lovely farm. It’s been great to get out into Ogmore’s lush countryside and see a shining example of Wales’ thriving farming industry.” During the visit, Mr Elmore w

Rural 4G Connectivity Must Be Improved, says Ogmore MP

Chris Elmore MP has joined with a group of 56 cross-party colleagues to call on the Culture Secretary, Matt Hancock MP, to take action on rural mobile connectivity. Expressing concern about progress to date, the group of MPs are calling for a legally binding coverage obligation imposed on all four major operators to support the Department for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport’s stated ambition to deliver mobile coverage to 95% of UK geographic landmass by the end of 2022. Mr Elmore commented: “If this target is met it could add up to £75 billion to our GDP. The government must ensure that all of our communities are connected – we can’t just have sound bites and no action on this issue.” The

Ogmore MP Welcomes Action to Tackle Problem Gambling

Chris Elmore, MP for Ogmore, has expressed his delight at the news that the government is going to reduce the stake on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) to £2. The machines, which were previously capped at £100, are considered to be one of the key causes of severe gambling addiction across the UK. Campaigners from across the political spectrum have spoken out on this issue for a number of years and these efforts have now led to a change which will benefit communities across the UK. Commenting on the intervention, Mr Elmore said: “Gambling addiction is hugely damaging to communities across Wales and, indeed, across the UK. It’s only right that we curb the amount of money people are allowed

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Ogmore MP Helps Pave Way for Proxy Voting in Commons for New Parents

The Procedure Committee of the House of Commons, of which Chris Elmore MP is a member, has today published a report setting out practical proposals for a new a system of proxy voting. On 1 February the Commons voted in favouring of establishing proxy voting for MPs - the Procedure Committee’s remit is to advise the House on its procedures, and so it undertook a swift inquiry to inform the House whether, and how, its proposal could be implemented. The proposals, for the House to consider, would allow proxy voting for MPs who are new parents. The recommendations made in the Procedure Committee report include: • Participation in a proxy voting scheme should not be compulsory, and elig

APPG Chair Calls for Green Jobs in Former Mining Communities

Chris Elmore MP, Chair of the APPG for Coalfield Communities, has today called on the Government to invest in geothermal energy projects in former mining areas. The call came following a meeting of the APPG, where Parliamentarians from across the political spectrum discussed the need for long-term, sustainable employment. In Mr Elmore’s constituency, the South Wales coalfield constituency of Ogmore, a project to utilise the former Caereau Colliery to generate geothermal energy is set to begin in 2020. Following the APPG meeting, Chair and Ogmore MP, Chris Elmore, said: “Across the UK coalfields, vast collieries are abandoned and remain only as a reminder of the jobs they once represented.” “

Further Work To Do To Break Stigma Of Mental Health, says Ogmore MP

Ogmore MP Chris Elmore has spoken out about mental health as part of Mental Health Awareness Week. The month of May is now annually known as Mental Health Awareness Month, a time when everyone across the UK is encouraged to raise awareness of mental health conditions and to break down the stigma surrounding them. Mr Elmore commented: “We’ve made great progress in terms of breaking down the stigma surrounding mental health in recent years – thanks in large part to the excellent work being done by charities across the UK – but we still have a long way to go. Male suicide remains the number one cause of death for men under the age of 45 and rates of suicide among women are the highest they have

MP ‘Horrified’ by Situation in Gaza, Calls for International Response

Chris Elmore MP has today called for the UK Government to lead an international response following yesterday’s clashes in Gaza which have left 58 dead. Mr Elmore labelled the killing of Palestinians by the Israeli Defence Force as ‘atrocious’, and accused Theresa May of a ‘burying her head in the sand’. Last year, Mr Elmore travelled to the West Bank and Jerusalem in a visit designed to better understand the realities of living in the occupied territories. During the visit Mr Elmore travelled alongside Medical Aid for Palestinians, who provide support to communities across Gaza and the West Bank Chris Elmore MP today said: “Following days of senseless violence, I have been left horrified by

MP Welcomes Commitment from Health Secretary to Engage with Social Media Inquiry

Chris Elmore MP has welcomed a commitment from the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt MP, to engage with an upcoming inquiry. As Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Media and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing, Mr Elmore will soon be launching an inquiry into how the negative impact of social media can best be minimised. The inquiry will take place in conjunction with the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH), whose recent #StatusOfMind report claimed that social media could be as addictive as cigarettes and alcohol. Mr Hunt made the commitment in response to a question by Mr Elmore during Health Questions. Speaking after Health Questions, Mr Elmore said: “I am encourage

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