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Petition against privatising the Land Registry

Nia Griffith MP joined PCS members and representatives from the campaigning group 38 degrees to hand over a petition with over 200,000 signatures to the UK Government’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, calling on the Government to abandon plans to privatise the Land Registry, which has its main offices in Swansea. Speaking up previously in Parliament on this proposal, Nia said, “Privatising the Land Registry would be nothing short of daylight robbery, robbing the taxpayer of millions of pounds….

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Nia joins steel demo

Nia continues to press UK Government on help for our steel industry Nia Griffith MP met steel workers from across Wales on Wednesday this week as they demonstrated outside Parliament. This meeting took place shortly after Parliament’s Welsh questions session during which Nia, as Shadow Welsh Secretary, once again pressed Government ministers on support for the steel industry. Referring to the talks taking place in Mumbai between Tata and potential purchasers of the industry, Nia said “The terms of the…

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Why we should stay in the EU

Last week I joined Alan Johnson MP to speak at the Wales launch of Labour IN for Britain, the Labour campaign to stay in Europe. Here’s why we are saying stay in. First and foremost, whether it is for our steel industry or the many other businesses and manufacturing industries which export directly or indirectly to the EU, it is essential that we stay in the EU to give us direct access, with no barriers, to the very prosperous EU…

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Nia responds to the Queen’s speech

Nia Griffith MP, Labour’s Shadow Welsh Secretary, responding to the Queen’s speech, said: “It’s clear that David Cameron wants to distract from the Conservative infighting over the EU referendum by talking about life chances. But his government has undermined the life chances of ordinary people over the last six years and there was nothing in this Queen’s speech to change that. “I was very disappointed not to hear any detail on the infrastructure projects that Wales needs, like electrifying railways…

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Nia writes for Pink News

Writing for Pink News to mark International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, Nia made the case that staying in the European Union benefits LGBT rights. She said: “The European Union has a strong record of advocating for LGBT rights amongst member states and British Ministers and MEPs can use their voices to push for greater freedoms across the EU. “The simple fact is that gay people in countries like Poland or Latvia are more likely to see their rights protected…

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Llanelli hosts film festival

The award ceremony for the Carmarthen Bay Film Festival took place in the Stradey Park Hotel on Thursday evening. The festival, which is now in its fifth year, is the brainchild of Burry Port resident Kelvin Guy.  Participants came from far and wide, with the number of entries now well over 300, and awards were presented for a range of different categories. Commenting on the festival, Nia said “It was a real pleasure to attend the awards ceremony and to…

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Shame on Plaid

Nia Griffith MP, Labour’s Shadow Welsh Secretary, responding to today’s vote in the Senedd, said: “I am surprised and disappointed that Plaid Cymru has sought to override the democratic decision that the people of Wales made last week. “Today the Assembly should have elected Carwyn Jones as First Minister to deal with the very serious challenges facing Wales, such as supporting our steel industry. “I don’t think that Leanne Wood’s constituents in the Rhondda, or Plaid voters across Wales, voted…

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Nia and Jeremy meet steelworkers

Nia Griffith MP joined Jeremey Corbyn in meeting trade union representatives at Tata Steel in Port Talbot yesterday. The Labour Leader who was visiting Wales for the Ogmore by-election fitted in the visit to Port Talbot as he is anxious to keep in touch with the work force during this very difficult period. Commenting on the news of the expressions of interest by possible purchasers for Tata Steel this week, Nia Griffith commented, “Finding a buyer for Tata Steel is…

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Together for Wales – Welsh Labour’s manifesto

Welsh Labour is ambitious for Wales, because we believe that our nation has a great future. So while the Tories promise yet more cuts from Westminster, Welsh Labour will stand up and deliver for communities across Wales. Now, more than ever, we need a strong Government in Wales, to stand up for our steel industry, to fight for good jobs and to continue to improve our health and education services. By voting for Labour in the Welsh Assembly elections on…

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Update on steel

This week in Parliament Nia Griffith MP and MPs from steel communities across the UK have been quizzing government ministers and urging them to do more to secure the future of the UK steel industry, following the news on Monday that Tata steel is looking to sell off operations at all its UK sites within a 16 week timescale. Nia Griffith MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Wales, explained: “We are hearing warm words from Business Secretary Sajid Javid…

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