Jessica Morden

Labour MP for Newport East

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I was honoured to sign the Holocaust Educational Trust's Book of Commitment in Parliament this week ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day.

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on Friday 27th January, marking the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history.

Holocaust Memorial Day is an important opportunity for people from Newport East and across the country to reflect on the tragic events of the Holocaust, remembering the millions of lives that were cut short in horrific circumstances. It is also an occasion to pay tribute to the survivors of the Holocaust – their memories of the horrors they witnessed and endured serve as a harrowing warning to us all to challenge racism, intolerance and hatred in all its forms.

To find out more about the work of the Holocaust Educational Trust, visit: http://www.het.org.uk

Remembering the Holocaust

I was honoured to sign the Holocaust Educational Trust's Book of Commitment in Parliament this week ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day. Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on Friday 27th January, marking...

I am glad the Government have finally published the consultation on future tolling on the Severn Bridges, once they come back into public ownership.

You can take part in the consultation which runs until 10th March 2017.

There are online forms or you can email severnconsultation@dft.gsi.gov.uk,

or you can write to:
Severn Consultation Team
Roads Investment Strategy Futures
33 Horseferry Road
London
SW1P 4DR

The proposals are here: 

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Severn Bridges Consultation published

I am glad the Government have finally published the consultation on future tolling on the Severn Bridges, once they come back into public ownership. You can take part in the...

The long-awaited Hendry Review on Tidal Lagoons was published today. The Hendry Review recommends that the Government support the construction of a Swansea Bay tidal lagoon, which would serve as a pathfinder project for other lagoons across the UK, including in Newport, Cardiff and North Wales.

Speaking at the launch of the review in Parliament, Charles Hendry called on the UK to ‘take the lead’ on tidal lagoon power before other countries do so.

I have previously spoken in Parliament about the compelling arguments for harnessing tidal power energy off the South Wales coast, and what a wonderful opportunity it could be for Newport. The Hendry Review outlines how lagoons can provide an affordable and predictable source of low-carbon energy, with the potential to create thousands of new jobs in the manufacturing and construction process – in addition to the potential for other employment opportunities in tourism and the supply chain.

We know that there is already support for tidal lagoons from Welsh Government and industry in South Wales. Natural Resources Wales will now make its own assessment before granting a marine license, and I would I echo Charles Hendry’s call for the UK Government to move swiftly to final stage negotiations on the pathfinder lagoon for Swansea Bay.

The Hendry Review claims a future Newport lagoon could support as many as 6,386 jobs, and cites the cooperative relationship that could be forged with ‘green steel’ businesses based in Newport - Liberty House Group and Simec.

Tidal Lagoon Review published

The long-awaited Hendry Review on Tidal Lagoons was published today. The Hendry Review recommends that the Government support the construction of a Swansea Bay tidal lagoon, which would serve as...


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