Jessica Morden

Labour MP for Newport East

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In Transport Questions today I requested a meeting with the Department for Transport to discuss the future operation of the Severn Bridges, including the abolition of the tolls after a long local campaign.

The move into public ownership is a long overdue step in the right direction. It’s vitally important that the Government now carefully plan for the future, including a timetable for removing the toll booths. I will be holding the Government to account on these issues, and will continue to speak up for road users and businesses in Newport East who have been hard hit by the tolls over the years.  

Future of the Severn Bridges

In Transport Questions today I requested a meeting with the Department for Transport to discuss the future operation of the Severn Bridges, including the abolition of the tolls after a...

My article published in the South Wales Argus this week.

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South Wales Argus column

My article published in the South Wales Argus this week.

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I was pleased to join fellow MPs at ZSL London Zoo this week to support #BackTheBlueBelt. Through its Overseas Territories the UK is responsible for the fifth largest 'marine estate' in the world - home to a globally significant populations of albatross, whales and endangered turtles; and as many as a quarter of the world's penguins.

The Blue Belt Charter calls on the UK Government to work with Overseas Territories Governments to create a 4 million square kilometre marine protection area around 7 of the 14 British Overseas Territories under the sovereignty of the UK.

Marine Protected Areas like these have been found to be a productive, cost-effective and viable way to preserve the ocean’s wildlife. They protect vital ecological processes for both local communities and the planet as a whole.

Fore more information on the Blue Belt Charter, and important steps that can be taken to protect the world's oceans, visit https://greatbritishoceans.org/home

Back The Blue Belt

I was pleased to join fellow MPs at ZSL London Zoo this week to support #BackTheBlueBelt. Through its Overseas Territories the UK is responsible for the fifth largest 'marine estate'...


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