Jo Stevens MP

A strong voice for Cardiff Central

Jo Stevens - Labour MP for Cardiff Central

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It’s now 100 days until the UEFA Champions League final comes to Cardiff!

In 2014 we had a taste of European football in Cardiff when Real Madrid beat Sevilla in the UEFA Super Cup at the Cardiff City Stadium, but this will represent the very first time that the famous Champions League trophy is presented in Wales. As a lifelong football fan, I can’t wait.

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Fan parks will be laid on around Cardiff by UEFA as part of the Champions Festival featuring entertainment and music. The Champions League Trophy Tour will end in Cardiff shortly before the final, giving us the chance to see the trophy close up and to meet Champions League legends at autographing sessions.

Put simply, it’s the biggest club football match on the planet and reportedly the most-watched annual sporting event – with an estimated TV audience of up to 300 million fans in 200 different countries.

I am so proud that UEFA has chosen our great city and stadium to host this final. This will represent another opportunity for Cardiff to show itself off to the world once again, and confirms Wales’s place in football’s top tier after our stunning effort in Euro 2016.

We will have to wait until April to find out which two teams will make the final in Cardiff, but it’s almost certainly going to feature two giants of European football.  The previous final held in Milan saw a tense Madrid derby, with Real Madrid beating Atlético Madrid on penalties - one of which was slotted home by Cardiff’s very own Gareth Bale.

 

 

Photograph Courtesy of UEFA.

100 Days Until the Champions League Final Comes to Cardiff Central!

It’s now 100 days until the UEFA Champions League final comes to Cardiff! In 2014 we had a taste of European football in Cardiff when Real Madrid beat Sevilla in...

Dates for my advice surgeries around Cardiff Central in March have been confirmed. You can see these dates below, or by clicking here.

These surgeries are an opportunity for constituents to drop in and raise any issues with me, no appointment is needed.

In addition to the surgery dates above, every Wednesday there will be an Immigration Clinic at my Constituency Office at 116 Albany Road, Roath, Cardiff, CF24 3RU. These sessions are for Home Office queries only and no appointment is needed.

Friday 3rd March 4pm - 6pm Roath

Constituency Office, 116 Albany Road, Cardiff CF24 3RU

 

Friday 10th March 11am- 12noon Adamsdown

St German’s Church Hall, Star Street, CF24 1LA

 

Friday 10th March 2pm - 3pm Pentwyn

Pentwyn Leisure Centre, Bryn Celyn Road, CF23 7EZ

 

Friday 17th March 2pm - 3pm Cyncoed

Rhydypennau Library, Llandennis Road, CF23 6EG

 

Friday 17th March 4pm - 6pm Roath

Constituency Office, 116 Albany Road, Cardiff CF24 3RU

 

Thursday 23rd March 4pm - 6pm Roath

Constituency Office, 116 Albany Road, Cardiff CF24 3RU

 

If you require any further information please don't hesitate to contact me using 02921 329736 or by emailing jo.stevens.mp@parliament.uk.

Advice Surgeries in March

Dates for my advice surgeries around Cardiff Central in March have been confirmed. You can see these dates below, or by clicking here. These surgeries are an opportunity for constituents...

This meeting was organised by an amalgamation of UK Lyme disease organisations and Teresa Pearce MP (whose constituent, Debbie Collins, is a member of two of these organisations). Some of the top clinicians and researchers in the field were present at the meeting, in order to give MPs and peers the opportunity to gain a better insight into the issues regarding the handling of Lyme disease in the UK. Representatives from UK Lyme disease organisations and patients were also in attendance to share their experiences.

                                                                 

At the meeting, MPs and peers heard how Lyme disease is growing at an alarming rate across the UK, due to a significant increase in numbers in the UK. Doctors and Lyme disease advocates spoke of their concern that the true number of cases of Lyme disease
in the UK is likely far higher than current Public Health England estimates. This is due to a worrying amount of cases being missed, often as a result of doctors receiving insufficient training in this area and testing methods being unreliable. This has significant health and financial implications for patients, their families and society as a whole.

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The following areas have been raised for consideration:

· Measures to determine the true incidence, prevalence and risk of Lyme disease in the UK. (Lyme disease is not a notifiable disease. Only test results defined as positive by the Rare and Imported Pathogens Laboratory are reported for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Those diagnosed by clinicians or other labs are not included).

· Increased awareness among all front line medical staff as a matter of urgency.

· Increased awareness of the potential risks from tick bites among the general public.

· Up-to-date information and advice displayed in GP’s surgeries, pharmacies, schools, parksand forests.

· Review of present Lyme disease guidelines to be made available to GPs and hospital practitioners, with acknowledgement of the limited evidence base for these guidelines and theimportance of:

· Early clinical diagnosis.

· The consequences of missed diagnosis.

· The limitations of currently available tests.

· The limitations of suggested treatment protocols.

· The existence of international evidence -based guidelines.

· The lack of clinical expertise in Lyme disease within the UK.

· The urgent need to develop specialist Lyme disease clinics.

· The potential risk of tick borne infections to the UK blood transfusion service.

· Updates on progress of the three government reviews.

· Re-examination by HSE of research that was carried out by Oxford University scientists and sponsored by HSE themselves, which was published at the NATO symposium in London on Lyme disease in May 1993.

Update: Lyme Disease Westminster Drop-in Meeting

This meeting was organised by an amalgamation of UK Lyme disease organisations and Teresa Pearce MP (whose constituent, Debbie Collins, is a member of two of these organisations). Some of...

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