Jessica Morden

Labour MP for Newport East

News

steel_March.jpgThis Saturday hundreds of Steel workers from Llanwern and Orb met at Newport Leisure Centre before marching through Newport to highlight the unfair changes Tata Steel are proposing to make to their pensions.

Steel workers march for pensions

This Saturday hundreds of Steel workers from Llanwern and Orb met at Newport Leisure Centre before marching through Newport to highlight the unfair changes Tata Steel are proposing to make... Read more

Lady_Rhondda_plaque_and_celebrations.jpgThis weekend Lady Rhondda was recognised in her home town of Newport with a blue plaque next to the post box she blew up in Risca Road.

Lady Rhondda

This weekend Lady Rhondda was recognised in her home town of Newport with a blue plaque next to the post box she blew up in Risca Road. Read more

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This week in Parliament I led a Westminster Hall debate for Undy constituent Stephen Forward whose chronic ill health is thought to be attributed to the historic use of organophosphate sheep dip.  In the debate I asked the Defra Minister, George Eustice MP, to address the concerns of thousands of farm workers and farmers who are part of the Sheep Dip Sufferers Support Group. You can read Stephen’s story in the South Wales Argus here. In the debate I asked for Ministers to meet with the Group and consider an independent inquiry with the release of all documents and medical evidence from the time. This is an issue I will continue to pursue for Stephen and others affected.

My Week in Parliament

This week in Parliament I led a Westminster Hall debate for Undy constituent Stephen Forward whose chronic ill health is thought to be attributed to the historic use of organophosphate... Read more

This week I led a debate in Parliament to highlight the issue of hundreds of farmers who feel they have suffered sheep dip poisoning.  I called for an enquiry and a meeting with the Sheep dip sufferers group. This is the debate here sheep_dip3.jpg

 

Sheep Dip debate in Parliament

This week I led a debate in Parliament to highlight the issue of hundreds of farmers who feel they have suffered sheep dip poisoning.  I called for an enquiry and a meeting...

I was pleased to attend an event in Parliament held to highlight Carers Week 2015 awareness campaign, which runs from 8-14th June. There are 6.5 million people in the UK who care for a partner, relative or friend, of which 9005 carers are in Newport Easta]. Without the right help and support, caring can have a devastating impact – carers can quickly become isolated, with their physical and emotional health, work and finances all hit hard.

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Carers Week 2015

I was pleased to attend an event in Parliament held to highlight Carers Week 2015 awareness campaign, which runs from 8-14th June. There are 6.5 million people in the UK who... Read more

Paul Flynn MP and I have written to Mr Mistry, Chair of TATA to express our concerns about the changes to steel workers pensions.  I have copied the letter below.

Newport MP's letter to TATA about pension changes

Paul Flynn MP and I have written to Mr Mistry, Chair of TATA to express our concerns about the changes to steel workers pensions.  I have copied the letter below.... Read more

On Saturday 13th June steelworkers in Gwent will be meeting in Newport to march against Tata Steel’s proposals to change their pensions. I will be there with other Gwent politicians to continue to throw our weight behind this important campaign and I know that many will want to come out to show support for our manufacturing workers.

Tata, who employ over 1000 workers at Llanwern and Orb, have announced they are looking to close the British Steel Pension defined benefit scheme to future accrual and require employees to work an extra five years to qualify for a full pension.  The unions have made every effort to compromise, but have failed to reach an agreement with Tata and are therefore balloting their members on industrial action.

I am in no doubt of the strength of feeling locally after I attended a packed meeting at Orb steelworks last month organised by Community Union. I spoke to many steelworkers including a man last week who, after 37 years in Llanwern, sees the company move the goal post just as he is in sight of retirement. As an active member of the All Parliamentary Party Group for Steel in the House of Commons, I have spoken in many debates and meetings in support of local workers who have endured difficult times in recent years. They have adapted to the challenging environment, accepted  changes and risen to the challenges the company has set them.  After a lifetime of hard shift work in a heavy industry, our workers deserve better than this.

Please come and show your support for this campaign on Saturday 13th June.  We will meet at 12pm at Newport Leisure centre.

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Many constituents have been in touch to protest about the Tory manifesto pledge to repeal the fox hunting ban.  Labour brought in the Hunting Act in 2004 and pledged to keep it at the General Election. If we have a vote I’ll be voting to keep the ban.

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Last, but certainly not least, a big thank you to all those who took part in the General Election in Newport East. It’s a huge privilege to be re-elected and it’s an honour I do not take lightly. I’m back out and about meeting groups and organisations, so if you’d like me to come along please contact my office on 01633 841725.  Surgeries are held weekly in my office in Clarence House and new dates of surgeries around the constituency are on my website www.jessicamorden.com/advice_surgeries

Your MP Writes Article - South Wales Argus

On Saturday 13th June steelworkers in Gwent will be meeting in Newport to march against Tata Steel’s proposals to change their pensions. I will be there with other Gwent politicians...

I have copied the details below of the Police and Crime Commissioner's appeal for Independent Volunteer Custody Visitors in case anybody is interested in applying.

Police and Crime Commissioner seeks Independent Custody Volunteer Visitors

I have copied the details below of the Police and Crime Commissioner's appeal for Independent Volunteer Custody Visitors in case anybody is interested in applying. Read more

It was another fantastic festival this year.  Everyone I have spoken to really enjoyed themselves.  Thank you to everyone involved.  Newport can be really proud of Maindee Festival - long may it continue.

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Maindee Festival

It was another fantastic festival this year.  Everyone I have spoken to really enjoyed themselves.  Thank you to everyone involved.  Newport can be really proud of Maindee Festival - long... Read more

A very big thank you to the voters of Newport East for putting your trust in me again. It's a huge privilege to be re-elected and I look forward to working with you all whether you voted for me or not to represent our wonderful community.

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Thank you to the voters of Newport East

A very big thank you to the voters of Newport East for putting your trust in me again. It's a huge privilege to be re-elected and I look forward to working... Read more

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