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In Parliament w/c 4th September 2017

Medi 11, 2017

Anna McMorrin Labour MP for Cardiff North

Parliamentary Diary w/c 4th September 2017

Hello,

I hope you all had a lovely summer. I’d like to start by congratulating all our local students who received A-level, AS-level and GCSE results in August. Pupils (and of course staff) at our schools have worked incredibly hard and deserve every success.

It's been a busy first week back in Parliament, and I've been straight back to business with meetings and debates filling the diary. My commitments this session will include my role as Shadow Parliamentary Private Secretary for International Trade and Climate Change, as well as being a member of the Environmental Audit Select Committee. I will also continue to raise the issues that matter to Cardiff North at every opportunity.

There will of course be much debate on Brexit, as negotiations continue. I have written previously about how I believe this Tory Government is recklessly driving us towards a hard Brexit, with no thought for the consequences that will affect generations to come. I’m therefore pleased that my colleague Keir Starmer, Labour’s shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, has set out our support for staying in the single market and customs union in the interim.

As well as that, I've attended a number of meetings this week and All-Party Parliamentary Groups so I wanted to send you all an update.


Contaminated Blood and Haemophilia APPG

On Wednesday, along with Julie Morgan AM, Diana Johnson MP and Cardiff North resident Lynne Kelly, I attended the Contaminated Blood and Haemophilia All-Party Parliamentary Group. It's vital that the planned Public Inquiry into the scandal has the power to compel witnesses, and ensure full disclosure of documents, to get to the truth about what went wrong.

 


 

Make You Mark - British Youth Council Campaign

The British Youth Council has launched the Make Your Mark ballot asking young people to vote on what they should debate in the House of Commons in November. The ballot is open to 11-18 year olds, so I will be sharing this with schools in Cardiff North, but it would be great if you could also share and encourage people to vote online here: www.ukyouthparliament.org.uk/makeyourmark

 

 

 


#ScraptheCap Rally in Parliament Square

On Wednesday I joined over 2,000 nurses protesting the governments 1% pay cap for public sector workers. I was there, alongside Welsh nurses and the Royal College of Nursing campaigners, to demand that Theresa May and her government Scrap the Cap.

Since the Tories took office in 2010, nurses have suffered a 14% pay cut in real terms, and the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) says staff are having to resort to using food banks which is totally unacceptable. Many are also leaving the profession altogether, with estimates showing that 3,000 nursing jobs in Wales are currently unfilled.

It's time to end the Tory culture of pay cuts and insecurity.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

#WearItPink

The 'Breast Cancer Now ' team were in Westminster this week asking MPs to #WearItPink to raise awareness for their vital research.

I was happy to get involved and wear lots of pink feathers, whilst supporting their serious goal to create a future where everyone with breast cancer lives!
 
Visit www.wearitpink.org for more information and how to get involved.
 
 
 
 

I look forward to seeing you all soon. Please email me with any comments or feedback!
 

Take care,

Anna
 
 
 

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