Public meeting on Opencast in Ponthenri ?>

Public meeting on Opencast in Ponthenri

I am organising a public meeting at 6.30 on Thursday 27th July in the Community Centre in Ponthenri. This is in response to residents’ concerns about pre-planning application talks between Carmarthenshire County Council and a company that has previously applied to carry out opencast mining on the former Pentremawr colliery site between Pontyberem and Ponthenri. Nia explained: “We have defeated planning applications for opencast here before and we must fight to do so again. Residents are very clear that they do…

Read More Read More

Labour Friends of the Forces ?>

Labour Friends of the Forces

I was pleased to speak at a packed meeting of Labour Friends of the Forces in Westminster this week. It was an excellent opportunity to hear from some of the excellent Forces candidates who stood for Labour at the recent general election. We fielded by far our strongest selection of former military candidates since 1945, all significantly increasing their share of the vote. Luke Pollard won in Plymouth Sutton and Stephen Morgan in Portsmouth South. Labour’s two Army veterans Dan…

Read More Read More

Angelicus Celtis at Stradey Castle ?>

Angelicus Celtis at Stradey Castle

Yet another absolutely stunning performance by Angelicus Celtis and the Cherubs at Stradey Castle on Saturday, courtesy of Claire and Patrick Mansel-Lewis. Many, many congratulations to John Hywel and the Hywel Girls Choir and Hywel Boy Singers for their outstanding achievements this year including Britain’s got talent, performing to 16 million TV viewers and to 9 million radio listeners and in concerts across the UK. What absolute dedication to reach that standard and cope with a very demanding schedule whilst…

Read More Read More

Armed Forces Day 2017 ?>

Armed Forces Day 2017

On Monday I was very pleased to attend the raising of the Armed Forces Day flag over Llanelli Town Hall. The flag will be flying all week and over the weekend in celebration of Armed Forces Day on Saturday 24th June and Reserves Day on Wednesday 21st June. Armed Forces Day is a great opportunity for the community to come together to celebrate our Servicemen and women, veterans and Forces families and to thank them for all the work they…

Read More Read More

Rainscape protecting against flooding and supporting community projects ?>

Rainscape protecting against flooding and supporting community projects

  I was delighted on Friday to join representatives from community groups which have benefitted from grants from Dwr Cymru Welsh Water’s  Rainscape Scheme. I know the groups will put the money to good use in their projects to benefit the community. I was also pleasantly surprised by the scale and pleasing appearance of the swale in front of Park View Terrace that Dwr Cymru has created as part of the Rainscape scheme. The aim of the scheme is to…

Read More Read More



It is a great privilege to be re-elected as the MP for the Llanelli Constituency. I would like to thank everyone for your support, kind words and frank discussions. I will do my very best to be a strong voice for Llanelli in the UK Parliament, and I look forward to continue working energetically with you on the many challenges that face us, both locally and nationally.

Job opportunity ?>

Job opportunity

I’m advertising for a Caseworker/Communications officer to work in my Llanelli constituency office. All the details are here –>>

Our election pledges ?>

Our election pledges

Welsh Labour is the only party that will stand up for Wales. Last week we launched our five pledges. Here they are: 

General election on June 8th ?>

General election on June 8th

I welcome the news that there will be a general election on June 8th. It has been an honour and a privilege to serve as MP for Llanelli since 2005 and I plan on standing again on my record of delivering for local people across the constituency. Here in Wales we know the difference that a Labour Government makes – investment in public services, more and better jobs, and support for local businesses. Over the next few weeks, Welsh Labour…

Read More Read More

Medals for service personnel ?>

Medals for service personnel

    On my recent visit to British Forces in Cyprus, I saw for myself the courage, skill and dedication of the crews involved in fighting Daesh in Iraq and Syria as part of Operation Shader. These servicemen and women work night and day to defeat Daesh, and in doing so they protect British citizens from the deadly threat posed by Daesh terrorists. And yet they do not currently qualify for a specific service medal. It is clear that these…

Read More Read More