Jessica Morden MP

Member of Parliament for Newport East

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This week I took part in a debate initiated by Labour on the impact of the Coalition Government's polices on disabled people.  The debate was called after remarks by the Tory Minister, Lord Freud, when he suggested that disabled people are not “worth” the full minimum wage.

I know from my surgeries in Newport East just how hard hit many disabled constituents are.  People are often hit by multiple changes imposed by the Coalition Government, leading to a cumulative impact.

This was a point I have made in a number of recent debates on Work Capability Assessments, the Personal Independence Payment, and the Bedroom Tax.

You can see a record of what I said in this week's debate here.

 

The impact of cuts on disabled people debated

This week I took part in a debate initiated by Labour on the impact of the Coalition Government's polices on disabled people.  The debate was called after remarks by the...

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Here is a link to information about this year's poppy appeal. http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/poppy-appeal

This is an extract from the website which explains about the Poppy Appeal and the work that is carried out using the money raised

In the year that marks the centenary of the start of one of the costliest conflicts in our history, The Royal British Legion is encouraging everyone to support the Poppy Appeal for the memory of the fallen and the future of the living.

The Legion created the Poppy Appeal to help those returning from the First World War. A century on from the start of that conflict, we're still helping today's Armed Forces families in much the same way, whether coping with bereavement, living with disability, or finding employment.

The poppy is a powerful symbol. It is worn to commemorate the sacrifices of our Armed Forces and to show support to those still serving today and their loved ones.

Money raised through the Poppy Appeal goes directly to our welfare work providing through life care to anyone who is currently serving in the British Armed Forces, who has previously served, and their families.

When you donate to the Poppy Appeal you help:

  • bereaved families to Live On
  • wounded Service men and women to Live On
  • younger veterans seeking employment and housing to Live On
  • older veterans needing age-related care to Live On

 
Our vital welfare work is entirely dependent on the public's generous support – so please give generously and wear your poppy with pride, knowing that you are helping the Armed Forces community to Live On.

Live On – to the memory of the fallen and the future of the living.

Poppy Appeal 2014

Here is a link to information about this year's poppy appeal. http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/poppy-appeal

Over the last few weeks many Ringland residents contacted me about the imminent cancellation of the 62 bus service.  The petition, as well as comments I received, highlighted how strongly people object to the stopping of this vital service.

I forwarded a petition, as well as other concerns raised, to the Managing Director at Newport Transport Limited (the company in charge of Newport Bus), Mr Scott Pearson. I asked that he provide a response to the concerns raised.

Mr Pearson has advised me that the responsibility for commissioning the service lies with the Integrated Transport Unit (ITU) at Newport City Council; therefore the petition has been forwarded to them.  He did however confirm the following:

When the service 62 stops in this area, the service 73 will be redirected to serve Beatty Road thus giving the residents of this area a bus service equivalent to what they have now.”

The 73 service will now include the Treberth area, operating outbound from Newport via the following stops:

  • Chepstow Road
  • Treberth Crescent
  • Treberth Avenue
  • Benbow Road
  • Hawkins Crescent
  • Llanwern Road, back onto Chepstow Road.The inbound service from Chepstow will operate in reverse.

I have copied the timetable for the 73 service below as I hope people will find it useful. Please note that the (*) symbol indicates when the 73 service will divert via Treberth.

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Update on bus services through the Treberth estate

Over the last few weeks many Ringland residents contacted me about the imminent cancellation of the 62 bus service.  The petition, as well as comments I received, highlighted how strongly...


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