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.
25.11.13 - Islwyn’s workforce is prepared for the future’ says local MP. read more
12.11.13 - Islwyn MP pledges support for new payday loan charter. read more
11.11.13 - ‘Speak out against shopworker abuse’ says Islwyn MP. read more
05.11.13 - Islwyn MP joins cadets as they launch Annual Poppy Appeal in Pontllanfraith. read more
30.10.13 - Probation reform puts public safety at risk warns Islwyn MP. read more
23.10.13 - Islwyn MP joins Labour’s Treasury Team . read more
22.10.13 - Newbridge Students take universal education campaign all the way to Number 10. read more
21.10.13 - ‘An idea used in Islwyn should be rolled out throughout the country’ says local MP. read more
15.10.13 - ‘Give something up for World Food Week’ says Islwyn MP. read more
10.10.13 - Islwyn MP’s action on energy price rise announcement. read more
07.10.13 - Islwyn MP draws on talent of local artist for Christmas card design. read more
20.09.13 - Islwyn MP joins the money revolution in Cwmcarn. read more
18.09.13 - Islwyn MP takes the Brain Blasting Challenge. read more
17.09.13 -'Join the fight against breast cancer’ says tickled pink Islwyn MP. read more
12.09.13 -Bus companies must do more to cater for blind passengers’ says Islwyn MP. read more