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TATA ballot result

Commenting on the outcome of the TATA ballot, Nia Griffith MP said, “The workers were faced with a very difficult decision, either sacrificing part of their hard-earned pensions or seeing TATA pull out. A majority have decided to accept the proposals. It is now up to TATA to keep its promises and invest in state of the art plant, in order to gain the most competitive edge and secure the future of the steel industry here in Llanelli and across…

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Labour committed to spend at least 2% GDP on defence

Nia Griffith MP, Labour’s Shadow Defence Secretary, responding to the International Institute for Strategic Studies’ Military Balance report, said: “This report exposes the government’s complete and shocking failure to maintain its commitment on defence spending to our Armed Forces and to the country. Just weeks after the Prime Minister was lecturing our allies about increasing spending to meet the 2% NATO commitment, it is now clear that her Government is unwilling to commit the necessary resources to our nation’s defences….

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Condemning Trump’s travel ban

Click on the link to watch defence questions: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08d3k5v/house-of-commons-live-defence-questions Speaking up at defence questions in Parliament, Nia Griffith MP called for robust UK Government response to Trump. She said: “This weekend we have been shocked and appalled by the US President’s decision to impose a blanket travel ban on citizens from seven Muslim-majority nations.To do this on Friday – Holocaust Memorial Day – only adds to the horror and outrage that we feel. Has the Secretary of State for Defence…

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Fighting DWP cuts

Angry at the shock announcement of closure of the Llanelli DWP offices, Nia Griffith MP said: “The proposed closure of the DWP offices is a huge blow to the staff and their families and to the wider community here in Llanelli. This Tory Government’s plans for changes in the benefit system is already in complete disarray, and now is no time to be losing experienced staff. It’s no good pretending that staff can be redeployed – if they are being…

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Fighting for Tata steel workers    

Following a meeting with steel workers from Trostre last week, I have again approached TATA management to ask if there is any way they could make the deal on the table any more palatable to workers. Whilst we all understand the immense importance of the steelworks to the local economy, when you actually see the facts and  figures of what the cut in pensions is going to mean, particularly  to older workers, it is clear why they have every right…

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Nia remembers Holocaust

This week Nia Griffith MP signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging her commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people. Friday 27th January will mark the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history. In the lead up…

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Nia meets Ofcom

Nia Griffith MP has had a meeting with representatives of Ofcom to raise issues of concern about the availability of broadband and mobile phone coverage in the Llanelli constituency. Nia explained, “Clearly people are relying increasingly on broadband and mobile phone coverage for business and personal purposes, and it is important that the regulator Ofcom understands where there are problems, and takes actions that will improve access for all. BT are supposed to be completing the roll-out of Superfast broadband …

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MP urges government to give go-ahead for the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon

Nia Griffith MP has written to UK Government ministers to urge them to give the go-ahead for the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon, following the publication of the review by former energy minister Charles Hendry into the viability of the project. Commenting on the review, Nia Griffith said, “I would like to congratulate Charles Hendry on his very thorough review into the Tidal Lagoon project, and I am urging to Government to take heed of his conclusions. This means not only…

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Nia gives interview to the Mirror

Nia has given her first interview to a national newspaper since being appointed as Labour’s Shadow Defence Secretary. In her interview with the Mirror, Nia discussed defence spending, the Trident defence system and her plans to visit UK troops stationed in Cyprus. Nia told the Mirror: “When Labour was in government we consistently spent well above the 2% [NATO defence spending] commitment. But since 2010, the Tories have hammered the defence budget with major cuts. “The Government are very busy pretending…

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