Jo Stevens MP

A strong voice for Cardiff Central


Jo Stevens in Cardiff Central City Centre

I'm Jo Stevens, your Labour MP for Cardiff Central.

I live in Roath, in the heart of Cardiff Central. I've lived in all four Cardiff constituencies during the last 27 years and I'm really proud of our vibrant, modern, multicultural capital city.

How you feel about living here, what issues concern you and what you want your MP to stand up for really matters to me - so I'd love to hear from you.

Family and Personal Background

I have 2 teenage sons. I was state educated in North East Wales, graduated from Manchester University in 1988 and until being elected in May 2015 I was a solicitor and director of Thompsons Solicitors, a UK wide law firm dedicated to representing trade union members and others injured or mistreated at work. 


I've been a Labour Party member and activist for over 30 years. I'm a member of the GMB and Unison unions, of the Fabian and Haldane Societies and the Cooperative Party.

I'm an internationalist, with a particular interest in the protection of human rights in Colombia through active involvement in the NGO Justice for Colombia, on behalf of Colombian trade unionists, human rights defenders and political prisoners there.

I'm an avid follower of many sports, particularly cricket, football, rugby and darts. I'm a member of Glamorgan County Cricket Club, a regular at Cardiff City FC and a supporter of the Cardiff Blues

I enjoy the arts, good books and real ale.

As your MP I'm here to listen to your concerns, and campaign to make sure Cardiff Central gets a fair deal and is a great place to live. If you want to discuss anything with me, please get in touch.

Key Expertise

  • Justice - civil, criminal and international.
  • Employment - particularly individual and collective employment rights, occupational health and safety, director responsibilities and organisational corporate governance. 
  • Women and equalities.
  • Welsh affairs.  


Role in Parliament

My main role in Parliament is as your MP.

I work in Westminster to represent you, my constituents, and stand up for what's important to people in Cardiff Central.

During my time in Parliament I have served as a member of the Business Innovation and Skills Select Committee, the Committee on Standards and the Committee on Privileges. I have also held roles as Shadow Secretary of State for Wales, Shadow Justice Minister and Shadow Solicitor-General during.

I am currently a member of the Justice Select Committee.

Click here to read about my recent work in Parliament.


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