My Week in Westminster

Here's my Week in Westminster update for constituents across Ogmore after a very busy week up in Parliament. This week, I also discuss Brexit and why I cannot support the Prime Minister's deal. As always, please get in touch if you have any questions or want to raise any issue with me!

Over-indebtedness in Ogmore Above National Average

Over-indebtedness in Ogmore is currently 19.31% compared to a national average of 15.9%. That's why it is so important to support Talk Money Week, which encourages better financial wellbeing. Please take a look at the Financial Capability Strategy website for further information and guidance as to how to obtain free money advice: Click HERE

Be Internet Legends!

There was a lot of fun and learning at Ogmore Vale Primary School yesterday afternoon with Be Internet Legends. The aim is to help young people understand how to be safe online, use social media properly and tackle cyber bullying. This is all a part of my ongoing work to help young people understand the internet better and crucially safer. The ParentsZone group and Google UK provide these training events across the UK and I’m keen to get them to visit as many schools across Ogmore as possible - so please contact me if you think your school would be interested. It’s an incredibly interactive way of learning new skills that I hope will help young people across all our communities. If you want

Pencoed Level Crossing

Alongside Bridgend County Borough Council, Huw Irranca-Davies AM, Pencoed Town Council and others, I'm continuing to campaign to close the dangerous level crossing in Pencoed. Last week I asked Department for Transport ministers to engage more constructively with us so we can ensure this happens as soon as possible.

We Must Always Support Our Veterans

It's essential that we always support our military veterans who have sacrificed so much for our country. Last week I asked the Ministry of Defence to give local councils more funding certainty on the Armed Forces Covenant to ensure they are able to plan and deliver this vital provision effectively.

Meeting Rspb Cymru

Delighted to meet with Rspb Cymru this week to discuss the Agriculture Bill and a series of issues relating to wildlife and land use in Wales. The RSPB do some fantastic work across Wales, particularly around engaging people, young and old, with our natural environment. It was great to have this opportunity to catch up on their work.

Llanharan Christmas Fair

At the end of last month I was delighted to formally open the Annual Llanharan Christmas Fair - and most importantly the new Welfare Hall kitchen! Volunteers have spent the last two years fundraising to replace the 40 year old kitchen and the new one looks superb! I would like to thank all the amazing volunteers including Sarah, Maria, Sharon, Martin, John, Rob, Chris, Geoff and so many more who put on such a fantastic event every year! Plus I got to meet Father Christmas!

Tory Government Have Forgotten the Women Born in the 1950s

Time after time women born in the 1950s who have been affected by the changes to the state pension age have been forgotten by this Tory Government. The injustice they face will not be corrected by people discussing why the pension changes were made, but by offering real and meaningful redress for the women affected.

My Week in Westminster

Here's my Week in Westminster update for constituents across Ogmore to keep you up-to-date with my work in Parliament and across the constituency. It's been another extraordinary week in terms of Brexit but I've also been raising a series of other important issues on your behalf.

Safer Over 65s Campaign

Delighted to back the important "Safer Over 65s" campaign which Electrical Safety First are running this winter. It's vital we help better protect vulnerable residents in our communities from the dangers which electrical appliances can sometimes pose. Learn more about what you can do to stay safe this winter by clicking on the logo

Keep Warm This Winter

Great to meet British Gas engineers earlier this week to discuss the steps that can be taken to be energy smart and to keep your homes warm this winter. Click on the British Gas logo for handy tips for the winter months.

Votes for Women! Rules of the House Still

Today we mark 100 years since women were first allowed to stand for Parliament. It's scandalous the House of Commons standing orders (the rules of the House) still only refer to men. Something as basic as this should reflect the fact both men and women are allowed to stand as Members of Parliament. Here's my Point of Order on this issue from earlier today:

Misogyny Has no Place in Our Politics or in Our Society.

Last week, I asked the Minister for Women and Equalities to provide training at every level of public office (working with the devolved institutions and local government) to ensure we lead by example and stamp out abuse.

Don't Ignore Creative and Gaming Sector in Brexit Deal

Last week I asked the International Trade Secretary to ensure the creative industries and the gaming sector are not ignored in the government's chaotic handling of Brexit. It's essential that these industries, including BAFTA Cymru-winning businesses such as Wales Interactive based in Pencoed, are able to thrive in the future.

Q and A at Ffaldau Primary

Delighted to visit Ffaldau Primary School this November for a Q&A with Year 5 and Year 6 pupils about a variety of different issues including Brexit and my work in Parliament and across the constituency as their local MP. At such an important time for our country politically, it's essential that we do all we can to engage with young people across our communities about the issues which are currently affecting them or will likely have a significant impact on their futures. Many thanks to everyone for such a warm welcome and for asking so many interesting questions - looking forward to seeing you again soon! If your school would like me to visit or if you would like to visit me in Parliament pl

Horses and the Highway Code

Road Safety Week was held this month. A few weeks ago, I highlighted the importance of including horses and horse riders in the government's review of the Highway Code. It's essential we look at how we can improve road safety for all road users across the UK, including some of the most vulnerable. Here's my speech on this important issue:

Brexit Deal Fails to Deliver

On Thursday, the Prime Minister made a statement to the House of Commons on her Brexit deal. The deal fails to deliver on workers rights, environmental protections and a whole host of areas which were promised in past statements and speeches she has made. She was asked time and time again, as there is little support in her own cabinet and even less so in Parliament, if she will push us off the ‘No Deal’ cliff edge. Whatever your view on Brexit, no one voted to take rules from the EU whist having no say on how they are decided, no one voted to put jobs at risk and no one voted to put our United Kingdom union in jeopardy. The Prime Minister has failed; her stubbornness is one of her greatest w

BBC's Wales Live

This week, the BBC's Wales Live programme broadcast this piece on my work around social media and young people's mental health. As part of the programme, I discussed my personal experiences and how these have influenced my work in politics. I hope that, in speaking out, I am able to help others who have been victims of bullying. I also hope that we will be able to get real and meaningful change on the important issues raised by the Inquiry I'm running into social media and young people's mental health as a result.

My Week in Westminster

Here's my Week in Westminster update for constituents. It's been quite a week so far with more uncertain times ahead in Parliament. Looking forward to a busy end to the week and weekend with a range of constituency visits and meetings. As always, please do get in touch if you have any questions for me as your local MP!

Question to the Prime Minister

The Prime Minister's former Rail Minister said last week that her Brexit deal will leave us:economically weakened, with no say in EU rules, years of uncertainty for business With little support in Cabinet and Parliament, it's time she admitted her deal is bad for Britain. Here's my question to her earlier today at Prime Minister's Questions:

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