Jo Stevens MP

A strong voice 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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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... Read more

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.

                                                                 

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... Read more

The NatWest Skills and Opportunities Fund is currently open to charities, social enterprises, community groups, state-funded schools and colleges based in Cardiff Central.

Natwest launched the Fund in 2015 as part of their on-going commitment to making a difference in the communities they serve and NatWest is set to give away £1m in the first of two rounds of funding in 2017.

Applications will remain open until midday on Friday 24 February.

The Fund has already shared £5m in 4 rounds of funding, providing grants of up to £35k to not-for-profit organisations across the UK and Ireland that help people achieve qualifications, find work or start a business. The Fund is expected to reach over 75,000 people by the end of 2017, helping to build better lives and stronger communities. 

If you match the eligibility criteria, please do apply.

To find out more, including details on eligibility criteria, visit our website at: http://skillsandopportunitiesfund.natwest.com/apply.html 

The fund is also being advertised on Twitter and via @RBS and #skillsandopportunities. You can also follow Skills & Opportunities Fund updates on Facebook and LinkedIn.

 

 

Natwest Skills and Opportunities Fund: Applications Now Open

The NatWest Skills and Opportunities Fund is currently open to charities, social enterprises, community groups, state-funded schools and colleges based in Cardiff Central. Natwest launched the Fund in 2015 as...

I was very pleased to learn yesterday that Cardiff Councillors have opposed the plans for the extension of the Cyncoed Campus of Cardiff Metropolitan University.

I have been working closely with local residents and submitted an objection to the council, opposing the plans.

The Campus is close to neighbouring residential properties in Cyncoed, Penylan and Pentwyn. Residents are understandably concerned about noise, parking and traffic impacts both during the construction phase and afterwards, when a seven-storey residential building is expected to have noise impacts on nearby residential areas.

It is encouraging that members of the planning committee have taken into account the concerns and objections raised by my constituents and I. The site is already a cause of parking problems in surrounding areas, and this future development would also have noise implications for people living nearby.

I welcome the development and expansion of Cardiff’s universities, and the high-quality education and research they bring to the city, but there must be reasonable consideration of the impact of these kind of developments on Cardiff residents, and honesty about the impacts of an increased number of students and the inevitable increase in traffic, noise and parking issues.

Update: Cardiff Met Cyncoed Development

I was very pleased to learn yesterday that Cardiff Councillors have opposed the plans for the extension of the Cyncoed Campus of Cardiff Metropolitan University. I have been working closely...

72nd Cardiff Guides invited me to visit them at their weekly session at Albany Rd Baptist Church last Friday.

I spoke about what being an Member of Parliament involves, what I do in Parliament and in the constituency, how everything we do is political and how I hope to see more female MPs in the future.

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Visiting 72nd Cardiff Guides

72nd Cardiff Guides invited me to visit them at their weekly session at Albany Rd Baptist Church last Friday. I spoke about what being an Member of Parliament involves, what... Read more

Re-opening of Beresford Road Bridge

Beresford Road Bridge has been closed to traffic since July 2016. Since then, a huge programme of works have been undertaken to demolish it and fully reconstruct the new bridge. Network Rail will re-open the new Beresford Road Bridge on Friday 17 February 2017.

 

Beresford Road Bridge to Re-Open

Re-opening of Beresford Road Bridge Beresford Road Bridge has been closed to traffic since July 2016. Since then, a huge programme of works have been undertaken to demolish it and... Read more

This afternoon I spoke in the debate on the Government's Article 50 bill, explaining why I will be voting against triggering Article 50 this week.

You can read the text of my speech below, or watch it back on Parliament TV here.

Jo Stevens MP speaking in the House of Commons

Article 50 Debate: My Speech

This afternoon I spoke in the debate on the Government's Article 50 bill, explaining why I will be voting against triggering Article 50 this week. You can read the text... Read more

I have today made the decision to resign from the Shadow Cabinet, in order to vote against the Labour Party's three-line whip to support the Government's bill to trigger Article 50.

Below is my resignation letter to Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party.

If you would like to contact me about this, or any other issues, please send me an email.

Vote to Trigger Article 50

I have today made the decision to resign from the Shadow Cabinet, in order to vote against the Labour Party's three-line whip to support the Government's bill to trigger Article... Read more

Dates for my advice surgeries around Cardiff Central in February 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.

Confirmed: Advice Surgeries in February

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

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