I’ve had a rather busy day in Parliament.
This morning I met with Rainbow Newport, an LGBT organisation from Newport, and Jessica Morden MP to discuss the impact of hate crime and a range of issues affecting the LGBT community.
After that, I paid a little visit to my constituent Kobi, who was in Westminster for the day to tell MPs about Rhianna’s Swing. Rhianna had an inoperable brain tumour that left her reliant on a wheelchair. After visiting a wheelchair accessible playground near Pontypridd, Rhianna’s family were shocked to find that there were no other wheelchair friendly playgrounds in Wales and wanted to change that. Sadly, Rhianna passed away in June 2016 aged just 9 years old but her legacy will be a wheelchair accessible playground in Gnoll Park, Neath.
You can learn more here.
I attended a briefing session held by Unison this afternoon. Between 2010 and 2016 public sector pay rose by just 4.4%, whilst the cost of living rose by 22% – an unsustainable position for public sector workers in Wales. I joined many of my colleagues by pledging to #ScrapTheCap
I’m now off to another batch of meetings, a woman’s work is never done!