Labour Candidate for Newport East
Like you I live in Newport East. We have a fantastic community and it's been a huge privilege to serve as your MP.
This election is a clear choice between Welsh Labour who will stand up for you, and a Tory party which is failing local people.
I'm seeking re-election to continue to put Newport East first at Westminster and the issues you bring to me are the issues I raise in the House of Commons.
I have campaigned in Parliament for the end to high Severn Tolls, and spoken up for our local steel industry and local jobs, and to save the passport office. I have worked with local groups to fight for better rail services, highlighted the Police cuts, the implications of Brexit, and I have also championed our local environment and animal welfare issues.
Having been your MP, I have seen first-hand the impact of this Tory Government’s policies in Newport East. I have spoken up and voted against the Bedroom Tax, plans to cut tax credits, changes to disability benefits, for the women suffering under the Tory raid on pensions, and more.
Newport East needs an experienced local voice against the Tories; that’s why I am seeking re-election.
Since 2015 I've dealt with over 4,000 cases and enquiries brought to me by constituents - I believe MPs should be as accessible as possible and listen, not just talk.
That's why I've held regular surgeries across the constituency, kept people in touch with my work through my website, Facebook, Twitter, emails and regular Argus columns. I will continue to do so if re-elected.
I pledge to continue to support Newport Council and the Welsh Government's excellent initiatives which are regenerating our City, and to work with groups from Maindee to Caldicot to make our communities better.
Please use your vote for Welsh Labour on June 8th.
About Jessica Morden
Jessica and her partner Sion live in Maindee. They have two children, Mali and Ifan, who both attend local schools.
Brought up in nearby Cwmbran, she was educated at Croesyceiliog School before reading History at Birmingham University.
Following University she was also a student at Coleg Gwent Nash Campus.
Before becoming a Member of Parliament Jessica worked for two local MP's (Llew Smith in Blaenau Gwent and Huw Edwards in Monmouth) and served as General Secretary for the Welsh Labour Party.
Senior Opposition whip since 2015
Member of the Speaker's Committee on electoral commission matters
Vice-Chair for the All Party Parliamentary Group for Steel and other Metal-Related Industries (July 2005 - 2017)
Secretary of the Welsh Group of MPs (until 2015).
Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Wales The Rt Hon Peter Hain MP until May 2010
Shadow Parliamentary Private Secretary to Owen Smith MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Wales until 2015.
Former Member of the Welsh Affairs Committee
In her first term Jessica successfully completed the Police Parliamentary Scheme, spending a month during recess with a range of Departments and frontline Police Officers in Gwent Police.
Appointed by the speaker to the Members' Advisory Committee to oversee the setting up of the first ever Nursery in the House of Commons.