Jo Stevens

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Today, 5th February, marks 182 years since the introduction of voter registration. Then, in 1832, the number of eligible voters in a borough varied from six to 12,000, with the selection of some MPs controlled by one person. We have come a long way since then, but there is still much more we can do.

National Voter Registration Day 2014

Today, 5th February, marks 182 years since the introduction of voter registration. Then, in 1832, the number of eligible voters in a borough varied from six to 12,000, with the selection... Read more

On 22nd January, the Tory and Lib Dem government’s anti-charity bill, known as the Gagging Bill, was back in the Commons for votes on key amendments made by the House of Lords to safeguard the work of charities and to clean up politics. 

Gagging Bill - Say One thing and Do Another

On 22nd January, the Tory and Lib Dem government’s anti-charity bill, known as the Gagging Bill, was back in the Commons for votes on key amendments made by the House of... Read more

Ricky Tomlinson and Jo Stevens

Almost everyone recognises the actor Ricky Tomlinson. For those of us who grew up with Brookside, he will always be Bobby Grant and for those younger than me, the indomitable Jim Royale. But Ricky Tomlinson is also a victim of miscarriage of justice and in Parliament today, Labour MPs were seeking to persuade the Tory and Lib Dem coalition government to take a crucial step that will help undo that miscarriage for Ricky and his colleagues, known as the Shrewsbury 24.

Miscarriage of Justice - Meeting Ricky Tomlinson

Almost everyone recognises the actor Ricky Tomlinson. For those of us who grew up with Brookside, he will always be Bobby Grant and for those younger than me, the indomitable Jim... Read more

This week is Parliament Week and the theme is Women in Democracy, exploring how women’s voices can be better heard. 

A poll revealing the public’s views of women in politics released on the eve of Parliament Week, 15-21 November 2013 shows that:

  • 37% thought women being given equal voting rights to men as the most important moment for women in UK democracy
  • Over a third of UK men feel there are enough women in Parliament… but only 13% of women agree

Parliament Week 2013: Women in Democracy

This week is Parliament Week and the theme is Women in Democracy, exploring how women’s voices can be better heard.  A poll revealing the public’s views of women in politics released on the... Read more

Sir,

Yesterday, Labour called a Commons debate on the Tory/Lib Dem plans to privatise the Probation Service. This will see the supervision of 12,000 serious and violent offenders in Wales handed over to private companies.

 

Government Gambling with Public Safety (Letter to Western Mail)

Sir, Yesterday, Labour called a Commons debate on the Tory/Lib Dem plans to privatise the Probation Service. This will see the supervision of 12,000 serious and violent offenders in Wales... Read more

Civil servants across Wales and their union PCS, are demanding that David Cameron and Nick Clegg halt the latest in a series of civil service privatisations that will see 800 jobs in Wales axed and based abroad instead.

The UK Government’s programme of privatisation of civil service HR, payroll, procurement and finance functions, outsourcing thousands of jobs to private bidders in so called “shared services centres” allows private firms to handle sensitive personal data for hundreds of thousands of civil servants. The latest privatisation is due to begin on 1st November.

Over 800 civil service jobs in Wales to be privatised and outsourced to India

Civil servants across Wales and their union PCS, are demanding that David Cameron and Nick Clegg halt the latest in a series of civil service privatisations that will see 800... Read more

Three and a half years in, the Lib Dem and Tory government is failing us badly.

When people vote for their MP, they place their trust in that person to understand their concerns and aspirations. They want their interests represented effectively and for their MP to take responsibility and be accountable.

10 ways the Lib Dem/Tory government is failing us badly

Three and a half years in, the Lib Dem and Tory government is failing us badly. When people vote for their MP, they place their trust in that person to understand... Read more

Last year 4% of retail staff across the country were attacked at work and 34% were threatened with violence.

Currently these kinds of assaults are sentenced under Common Assault guidelines. Under these guidelines it is an aggravating factor to assault a public sector worker. However this does not apply to the thousands of people working in the private sector in Cardiff who are threatened with violence at work.

“Being threatened with violence while you do your job is completely unacceptable wherever you work” – Jo Stevens

Last year 4% of retail staff across the country were attacked at work and 34% were threatened with violence. Currently these kinds of assaults are sentenced under Common Assault guidelines.... Read more

Jo Stevens welcomes Labour’s promise for a new levy on payday lender profits, to tackle the high interest rates of Cardiff’s legal loan sharks 

Ed Miliband today set out how the next UK Labour Government will raise millions of pounds through a levy on the profits of payday lenders – money which will be used to give a huge boost to low cost alternatives in Wales such as credit unions.  

Labour will act on tackling payday lending in Cardiff

Jo Stevens welcomes Labour’s promise for a new levy on payday lender profits, to tackle the high interest rates of Cardiff’s legal loan sharks  Ed Miliband today set out how... Read more

Save Our Royal Mail Campaign

On Saturday, the Cardiff Central Labour Party  teamed up with the Communications Workers’ Union to protest against the privatisation of the Royal Mail.

Save Our Royal Mail

On Saturday, the Cardiff Central Labour Party  teamed up with the Communications Workers’ Union to protest against the privatisation of the Royal Mail. Read more

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