It's my job to represent you, the constituents of Cardiff Central, in Parliament.
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Parliamentary Roles and Responsibilities
In October 2016, I was appointed as Shadow Secretary of State for Wales and joined the Shadow Cabinet.
Our Shadow Wales Team in Parliament includes Shadow Minister Gerald Jones MP for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney and Whip, Jessica Morden MP for Newport East.
My role is to shadow the Government's Secretary of State for Wales and his team at the Wales Office, on behalf of the Official Opposition in Parliament.
As a member of the Shadow Cabinet, I work with the Labour leader and my colleagues across the Shadow Cabinet to hold the Government to account and scrutinise their work.
Between January 2016 and October 2016 I was Shadow Justice Minister for prisons, probation and sentencing and Shadow Solicitor General, in which capacity I supported the Shadow Attorney General in providing legal advice to the Shadow Cabinet.
Welsh Parliamentary Labour Party
I am also Vice Chair of the Welsh Parliamentary Labour Party.
Trade Union Group of MPs
I am the Secretary of the Trade Union Group of MPs. This group brings together trade unionist MPs and works with unions to make sure the voices of working people are being heard in Parliament.
Parliamentary Friends of Colombia
I am the Vice Chair of Parliamentary Friends of Colombia. I've campaigned for many years on behalf of trade unionists and human rights activists in Colombia and I'm pleased to be able to continue this work in Parliament.
All Party Parliamentary Groups
I am a member of a number of All Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs). These groups bring together MPs from different parties with an interest in a particular topic to share information and campaign on key issues relevant to the topic. I am currently a member of a number of APPGs, either because they are directly relevant to Cardiff Central, it's population and issues, or because constituents have asked me to join a group that is particularly important to them, or they cover a longstanding interest of mine.
I am currently a member of the following APPGs:
Curry Industry (Secretary to the Group)
Legal Aid (Vice Chair)
Occupational Health and Safety (Secretary to the Group)
Off Patent Drugs (Secretary to the Group)
Private Rented Housing
Rail in Wales
Somalia and Somaliland#
Stem Cell Transplantation
Students (Vice Chair)
Wales and Tourism
WASPI - Women Against State Pension Inequality