Jo Stevens MP

A strong voice for Cardiff Central

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On Monday I was pleased to join a cross party group of MPs, charities and transport sector representatives in Westminster to learn more about Samaritans' lifesaving work with the rail industry.

Around 1 in 6 staff on the rail network in Britain have taken part in training or awareness raising to spot members of the public who may be at risk, lead them to safety and put them in touch with support services.

Since the partnership began in 2010 staff have made thousands of interventions and suicides in the rail environment have been falling.

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Jo Backs Samaritans' Calls on Suicide Prevention

On Monday I was pleased to join a cross party group of MPs, charities and transport sector representatives in Westminster to learn more about Samaritans' lifesaving work with the rail industry.... Read more

The Big Lottery Fund, ITV and The National Lottery have teamed up to give the public the chance to decide how £3 million of National Lottery funding can make a difference in their area.

The People’s Projects is an opportunity to celebrate some of the incredible projects the Big Lottery Fund has supported over the past year. With 95 shortlisted across the UK, the public can now decide which groups should win up to £50,000 to develop their project further.

The three projects with the most public votes in each region will receive grants of up to £50,000. Voting is open now at www.thepeoplesprojects.org.uk.

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Vote now to Support 'The Worldwide Kitchen' at Oasis Cardiff

The Big Lottery Fund, ITV and The National Lottery have teamed up to give the public the chance to decide how £3 million of National Lottery funding can make a... Read more

Last week I was pleased to sign up to support WWF’s tenth Earth Hour by making a special pledge to help protect the planet.  The world is changing – fast – and it’s never been more important to show support for action on climate change. I was one of many MP’s who joined WWF at the House of Commons  this week to show they care about the future of our planet, ahead of the global lights out event, taking place on Saturday 25 March at 8:30pm.   

MPs from all political parties are celebrating Earth Hour, sending a united message that this is a pivotal time for our planet and more needs to be done to tackle climate change and build a sustainable future.

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Jo Makes Earth Hour Pledge for Climate Change

Last week I was pleased to sign up to support WWF’s tenth Earth Hour by making a special pledge to help protect the planet.  The world is changing – fast... Read more

Today I joined Labour Students in Parliament to support their priority #amillionmorevoices campaign.

Labour Students are urging the Government to introduce automatic voter registration in all higher education institutions across the country.

Following the Governments shambolic introduction of ‘individual voter registration’ last year, some estimate that up to a million people will have fallen off the electoral register since its implementation. With three University campuses here in Cardiff Central, I have seen first-hand the result of this botched plan.

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Labour Students #amillionmorevoices Campaign

Today I joined Labour Students in Parliament to support their priority #amillionmorevoices campaign. Labour Students are urging the Government to introduce automatic voter registration in all higher education institutions across... Read more

On Wednesday 8 March 2017, I again showed my support for a mass lobby of Parliament organised by the Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) campaign. UNISON were supporting the lobby and my Labour colleague and friend Carolyn Harris, MP for Swansea East who is Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on WASPI, arranged for WASPI campaigners from Wales to meet and hear from their MPs. I was delighted to address the lobby.

I was proud to sign a pledge to call on the government to implement fair transitional arrangements for WASPI women affected by the State Pension Age changes. MPs from most political parties signed this pledge, representing the widespread concern of parliamentarians of this issue.

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WASPI Mass Lobby of Parliament

On Wednesday 8 March 2017, I again showed my support for a mass lobby of Parliament organised by the Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) campaign. UNISON were supporting the lobby and my Labour colleague and friend... Read more

This morning I asked the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union to confirm the government's aim about whether the UK will be part of the customs union. The Prime Minister and the Chancellor have completely contradicted each other.

I am extremely concerned by the Government's attitude to the Brexit negotiations. There is a complete lack of clarity. This is causing huge uncertainty and worry for individuals, businesses, organisations and communities.

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The Future of the Customs Union - My Question to the Brexit Minister

This morning I asked the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union to confirm the government's aim about whether the UK will be part of the customs union. The... Read more

A project to create a 'Women's Quilt', made of patches decorated with the names of the 500 plus women who were murdered by a partner or former partner between 2009-2015, was launched in Parliament today on International Women's Day. Women from across the whole country have taken part in this project.

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The Women's Quilt

A project to create a 'Women's Quilt', made of patches decorated with the names of the 500 plus women who were murdered by a partner or former partner between 2009-2015,... Read more

This afternoon I spoke in a St David's Day debate about Welsh affairs and Brexit. I used the opportunity to highlight the issues that the Welsh university sector will be facing after Britain leaves the European Union, including whether the sector will be able to attract the best minds, and if there will be a replacement for vital research funding streams.

As the MP for a constituency containing three universities - Cardiff University, Cardiff Met and the University of South Wales - this is a topic close to my heart and one that stands to affect a large number of my constituents who are either staff or students at the university.

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What will happen to the Welsh university sector after Brexit?

This afternoon I spoke in a St David's Day debate about Welsh affairs and Brexit. I used the opportunity to highlight the issues that the Welsh university sector will be... Read more

This week it was fantastic to join Harry Potter actor Jason Isaacs at the launch for Marie Curie’s ‘Make Every Daffodil Count’ campaign in Westminster.

At the launch, I pledged to support to the appeal and I am encouraging local people to help the charity raise more money than ever before - by simply giving a donation and wearing a Marie Curie daffodil pin, available from volunteers across the country, or Superdrug, Spar and Poundworld stores, and Wyevale Garden Centres, during March.  Morrisons supermarkets will also be holding GDA fundraising collections on 10, 11 & 12 March.

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Launch of 'Make Every Daffodil Count' Campaign for Marie Curie

This week it was fantastic to join Harry Potter actor Jason Isaacs at the launch for Marie Curie’s ‘Make Every Daffodil Count’ campaign in Westminster. At the launch, I pledged... Read more

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

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