Since being in Parliament, I have taken part in numerous Commons debates and asked several oral and written parliamentary questions. Copies of all the speeches and questions I have made since becoming a Member of Parliament can be found here.
Even though speaking in the House of Commons is high profile, most of the work is done in Committees and it is during Committees that close scrutiny of government legislation can take place.
There is a Commons Select Committee for each government department. I previously sat on the Justice Select Committee and I am currently a member of the Environmental Audit Committee which examines the extent to which the policies and programmes of government departments and non-departmental public bodies contribute to environmental protection and sustainable development.
More information about the Environmental Audit Committee can be found here.
Labour’s Shadow Treasury Team
In October 2013, after a year on Labour’s Shadow Environment Team, I joined Labour’s Shadow Treasury Team as Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Chris Leslie MP.
Since my election to Parliament in May 2010 I have spoken several times in the House of Commons about the government’s failed economic policy and the impact of falling living standards on households in Islwyn.
My role will be ensuring that George Osborne and his economic team are held to account for the damage they are doing to our economy.
22.10.14 - Last Labour Government’s industrial policy praised by Welsh Secretary. read more
22.10.14 - Islwyn MP Urges Government to Address Britain’s ‘Missing Millions. read more
15.10.14 - Iswlyn MP Pays Tribute to Local Winner of the 2014 Police Bravery Awards. read more
14.10.14 - Islwyn MP Calls for 'Freedom From Fear' for Shopworkers. . read more
14.10.14 - Islwyn MP urges constituents to stay safe from postal scams. read more
14.10.14 - Local MP Warns About the Risk From Fraud Online, On the Phone, in Person. read more
14.10.14 - Islwyn MP hails community spirit at Maesycwmmer Primary School. read more
11.09.14 - Islwyn MP urges constituents to get voting for local good causes. . read more
11.09.14 - Centenary books honour Islwyn’s fallen. read more
11.09.14 - Islwyn MP pledges support for life saving bill. read more
09.09.14 - Islwyn MP’s shock at number of children seriously injured by dogs. read more
08.09.14 - Managing money should be the first lesson for students’ says Islwyn MP. read more
05.09.14 - Islwyn MP votes against Bedroom Tax. read more
03.09.14 - Islwyn MP asks constituents to vote for local football hero. read more
03.09.14 - Islwyn MP does ice bucket challenge for MND Association. read more
29.08.14 - Islwyn MP does ice bucket challenge for MND Association. read more
15.08.14 - Islwyn Rotary Clubs raise £600 for Cancercareline. read more
14.08.14 - ‘Get insured before you go’ urges Islwyn MP. read more
08.08.14 - Behind each WWI statistic is a story. read more
08.08.14 - Travel back in time in Risca. read more
02.08.14 - Carnival fever comes to Blackwood. read more