YOUR MP WRITES: Newport East MP Jessica Morden

4:04pm Monday 15th September 2014

EARLIER this year witnesses told the Welsh Affairs Select Committee, which was looking at preparations for the Nato Summit, that if organisers could get Wales mentioned a few times by some world leaders we would be doing wonders for the brand of Wales internationally, let alone Newport.

YOUR MP WRITES: Torfaen MP Paul Murphy

4:05pm Monday 8th September 2014

MPs travelled back to Parliament last week for the annual September sitting, although the Government seems to have very little legislation for us to debate or vote on. Talk in Westminster has therefore centred around two main issues.

YOUR MP WRITES: Newport West MP Paul Flynn

South Wales Argus: YOUR MP WRITES: Newport West MP, Paul Flynn

2:19pm Monday 25th August 2014

Surprises galore from NATO summit.

YOUR MP WRITES: Blaenau Gwent MP Nick Smith

South Wales Argus: YOUR MP WRITES: Blaenau Gwent MP Nick Smith

11:52am Tuesday 19th August 2014

AS I WRITE this column, our students across South East Wales will be waking up on one of the most important days of their young lives as the A-Level results are published.

YOUR MP WRITES: Jessica Morden MP

4:53pm Monday 4th August 2014

IT IS nearly 18 months since the Coalition Government brought in the bedroom tax. It’s worth pointing out that it was the Coalition, not just the Tories, who dreamt up this cruel policy, because just before Parliament went into recess, the Liberal Democrats tried to partially disown it.

YOUR MP WRITES: Torfaen MP Paul Murphy

South Wales Argus: MP Paul Murphy (2995836)

5:12pm Monday 28th July 2014

A WISE former councillor once gave me an interesting piece of advice when visiting a local fete: never get given the job of judging a competition in your constituency. After all, he said, you’ll make one person happy by declaring them the winner. But you’ll disappoint far more people by not choosing them!

YOUR MP WRITES: Islwyn MP Chris Evans

South Wales Argus: Islwyn MP visits reopened Cwmcarn High School

4:06pm Monday 21st July 2014

THIS past month I was honoured to be elected chair of the Down’s Syndrome All Party Parliamentary Group.

YOUR MP WRITES: Newport West MP, Paul Flynn

South Wales Argus: YOUR MP WRITES: Newport West MP, Paul Flynn

4:23pm Monday 14th July 2014

THERE is a war on Newport jobs- from several directions.

YOUR MP WRITES: Newport East MP Jessica Morden

4:55pm Monday 23rd June 2014

Holidays are often the highlight of the year for many people.

YOUR MP WRITES: Islwyn MP Chris Evans

South Wales Argus: Islwyn MP visits reopened Cwmcarn High School

5:37pm Monday 9th June 2014

THERE was once a time when foreign travel was a luxury, it is now almost commonplace.

YOUR MP WRITES: Paul Flynn, Labour MP for Newport West

South Wales Argus: SubmittedPaul Flynn (1188019)

4:05pm Monday 2nd June 2014

WILDINGS had already been in business for 32 years when the Transporter Bridge opened in 1906.

YOUR MP WRITES: Torfaen MP Paul Murphy

South Wales Argus: (5894247)

4:26pm Monday 5th May 2014

IN A debate on Thursday, I took another chance to raise the impact of benefit reforms on the people I represent in Parliament.

YOUR MP WRITES: Newport West MP Paul Flynn

4:04pm Monday 21st April 2014

First the good Newport jobs news.

YOUR MP WRITES: David Davies, MP for Monmouth

South Wales Argus: (5171827)

4:03pm Monday 7th April 2014

It seems like only yesterday that the First Minister of Wales celebrated yet another tranche of powers being handed over to the Welsh Government and informed us he now had all the "tools" he needed to "get on with the job".

YOUR MP WRITES: Newport East MP Jessica Morden

South Wales Argus: Jess Morden MP

4:10pm Monday 31st March 2014

Some of the most heartbreaking cases I see in my office are those where elderly constituents have been scammed by increasingly clever and sophisticated techniques. That’s why it’s great to see Trading Standards and Age Cymru making May their scams awareness month.

YOUR MP WRITES: Newport West MP, Paul Flynn

South Wales Argus: SubmittedPaul Flynn (1188019)

4:03pm Monday 10th March 2014

Since 1987 I thought it was my biggest mistake. In my first year as an MP I advised a sixth former at Bassaleg to take up politics and join a party. He did. The results were gruesome.

YOUR MP WRITES: Torfaen MP Paul Murphy

South Wales Argus: MP Paul Murphy (2995836)

3:31pm Sunday 9th February 2014

This week is ‘Cold Homes Week’, part of a campaign to highlight the issue of fuel poverty. Last winter, over 31,000 people died of the cold.

YOUR MP WRITES: Islwyn MP Chris Evans

South Wales Argus: Islwyn MP visits reopened Cwmcarn High School

4:24pm Monday 3rd February 2014

Justice for coalfields

YOUR MP WRITES: Newport West MP Paul Flynn

South Wales Argus: Paul Flynn MP

4:02pm Monday 27th January 2014

Had it not been for the kindness of an enemy soldier, I would never have existed.

YOUR MP WRITES: Blaenau Gwent MP Nick Smith

South Wales Argus: Nick Smith

5:23pm Monday 20th January 2014

WITH Parliament back in full swing, it was important to be able to challenge the Prime Minister over his tough talk on tax avoidance.

YOUR MP WRITES: Newport East MP Jessica Morden

5:39pm Monday 6th January 2014

JUST before Christmas, the Mayor of Newport, Cllr Cliff Suller, said that in his role he never failed to find the generosity and spirit of the people of Newport overwhelming.

YOUR MP WRITES: Torfaen MP Paul Murphy

4:02pm Monday 23rd December 2013

I took part in last Wednesday’s Parliamentary debate on food banks after visiting the Eastern Valley Foodbank in Pontypool. Speaking with the team of volunteers there, I saw at first hand the essential work they are doing helping feed and give hope to local people in need.

YOUR MP WRITES: Blaenau Gwent MP Nick Smith

1:22pm Sunday 8th December 2013

As 2013 draws to a close, it was important we didn’t leave the families of Operation Jasmine facing another Christmas without the hope of justice being done.

YOUR MP WRITES: Newport East MP Jessica Morden

South Wales Argus: Jess Morden MP

4:00pm Monday 25th November 2013

The news last week that the Celtic Manor is to be the location of Wales’ first International Convention Centre got a little lost in a busy news week.

YOUR MP WRITES: Torfaen MP Paul Murphy

4:01pm Monday 18th November 2013

Debates in Parliament can sometimes be very technical, arguing the finer points of a sub-clause of an obscure piece of legislation that seems a little removed from the realities of life for our constituents.

Your MP Writes: Islwyn MP Chris Evans

South Wales Argus: Chris Evans MP

4:02pm Monday 11th November 2013

Respect for Shopworkers Week

YOUR MP WRITES: Newport East MP Jessica Morden

4:01pm Monday 14th October 2013

Gwent Labour MPs have rightly been critical about how and why Carmel Napier from Gwent Police left her role. However, I know we all wish the proposed new Chief Constable Jeff Farrar the best in his new job and we will offer him our full support.

YOUR MP WRITES: Torfaen MP Paul Murphy

South Wales Argus: SUBMITTED PICYOUR MP WRITESPAUL MURPHY (927916)

8:02am Monday 7th October 2013

I WAS encouraged to read that the Argus are supporting Age Cymru's campaign against "scams and swindles".

YOUR MP WRITES: Islwyn MP Chris Evans

South Wales Argus: (1251167)

4:02pm Monday 30th September 2013

Helping credit unions thrive - Earlier this month, I led a debate in Parliament on high cost credit where I called on the government to restrict the advertising budgets of payday loan companies.

Your MP Writes: Newport West MP Paul Flynn

South Wales Argus: SubmittedPaul Flynn (1188019)

4:02pm Monday 23rd September 2013

The ‘Wedge’ worked in Australia. The Tory spin-doctor ‘wedged’ a divide in the successful Oz Labor Government. In-fighting Labor was dumped in favour of a bigoted airhead PM.

YOUR MP WRITES: Monmouth MP David Davies

4:02pm Monday 9th September 2013

The Syria crisis has dominated political discussion in Westminster in recent days. While I welcome the Government’s commitment to providing humanitarian aid to the region, I have no regrets about voting against any UK military involvement.

YOUR MP WRITES: Newport East MP Jessica Morden

5:31pm Monday 2nd September 2013

WHEN David Cameron entered Downing Street in 2010. he said that he wanted to create an economy where people's standard of living "rose steadily", and promised action to help working families with the rising cost of living.

YOUR MP WRITES: Chris Evans, MP for Islwyn

South Wales Argus: Chris Evans MP

4:02pm Monday 19th August 2013

This past month saw the Chartists recognised within the Palace of Westminster.

YOUR MP WRITES: Blaenau Gwent MP Nick Smith

4:00pm Monday 5th August 2013

WHILE the Archbishop of Canterbury’s championing of credit unions has led to some embarrassing stories about the Church of England’s pension fund investments; his message should not be ignored.

YOUR MP WRITES: Paul Murphy, MP for Torfaen

4:00pm Monday 15th July 2013

IT’S ALWAYS nice to visit places that bring back childhood memories, so I was pleased to attend this year’s ‘graduation’ ceremony at Brynteg Nursery School in Abersychan.

YOUR MP WRITES: Chris Evans MP for Islwyn

4:44pm Monday 8th July 2013

THERE was a time when it seemed that every town and pit village had an institute.

YOUR MP WRITES: Paul Flynn, MP for Newport West

4:00pm Monday 1st July 2013

FOUR months after the Government told me they have ‘no plans’ to crack down on British overseas tax havens, David Cameron changes his mind.

YOUR MP WRITES: Blaenau Gwent MP Nick Smith

4:56pm Monday 24th June 2013

I HAVE been following the story surrounding the departure of Gwent Police’s Chief Constable with much concern.

YOUR MP WRITES: David Davies MP for Monmouth

4:37pm Monday 17th June 2013

AT EVERY election promises are made to do something about tolls on the Severn bridges – promises that would be hard to keep because the fee structure is part of a commercial contract signed with the company that built the M4 Second Severn Crossing.

YOUR MP WRITES: Jess Morden Newport East MP

4:09pm Monday 10th June 2013

IN APRIL, the UK government cut legal aid for many areas of civil and family law proceedings.

YOUR MP WRITES: Paul Flynn, MP for Newport West

4:00pm Monday 20th May 2013

What’s a kaleidoscope of colour, a riot of music, a romp of beauty, a grace of dance, a feast of fun and an inspiration of friendship?

YOUR MP WRITES: David Davies MP for Monmouth

4:10pm Monday 6th May 2013

Hundreds of Vodafone customers in Monmouthshire have been in touch with me after network problems in the area left them without a signal for over five weeks.

YOUR MP WRITES: Torfaen MP Paul Murphy

South Wales Argus: Paul Murphy

3:41pm Sunday 21st April 2013

Congratulations to Torfaen Council for the recent unveiling of their Armed Forces Covenant.

YOUR MP WRITES: Newport West MP Paul Flynn

South Wales Argus: Paul Flynn MP

4:50pm Sunday 7th April 2013

This is a first.

YOUR MP WRITES: David Davies MP for Monmouth

4:10pm Monday 25th March 2013

SOME good news in the Budget especially for people working on low incomes, beer drinkers, motorists and first-time buyers.

YOUR MP WRITES: Newport East MP Jess Morden

South Wales Argus: Jess Morden MP

5:45pm Tuesday 19th March 2013

LAST week hundreds of women in Newport celebrated a happy 102nd International Women’s day.

YOUR MP WRITES: Newport West MP Paul Flynn

3:10pm Monday 25th February 2013

NEWPORT’S neighbourhood nuclear site at Hinkley is hot news.

YOUR MP WRITES: Blaenau Gwent MP Nick Smith

3:00pm Monday 18th February 2013

LAST week I met constructors for the Circuit forWales, who are building a world-class motorbike racing track in Rassau.

YOUR MP WRITES: David Davies, MP for Monmouth

4:50pm Monday 11th February 2013

THE gay marriage bill divided the Conservative Party almost down the middle in the vote on Tuesday, and I was one of those who voted against David Cameron.

YOUR MP WRITES: Paul Murphy Torfaen MP

3:10pm Monday 28th January 2013

I WAS glad to speak in Parliament last week during a debate called by NewportMPJessica Morden on the UK government’s ‘bedroom tax’.






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