It was a beautiful day last Sunday and I was delighted to take part in the 22nd Gower MacMarathon organised by Macmillan Cancer Support. It was lovely seeing so many people come out to raise money for such a good cause and have some fun while doing it. This is a fantastic charity that does some amazing work with patients and their families. If you want to donate or find out about other events taking place in the future, then please have a look at their website.
As part of my ongoing work to tackle domestic abuse, I published an article in Tuesday’s edition of the Western Mail calling out Boris Johnson’s scandalous decision to allow the long-awaited Domestic Abuse Bill to fall prior to the prorogation of Parliament. Thankfully, he has now decided that it will form part of his Queen’s Speech, however we do not know whether it will be in its current form or not. It is appalling how much time will have been wasted waiting for the parliamentary process to begin again. This delay will have cost the victims and survivors of domestic abuse dearly. The Prime Minister’s Parliamentary game playing must not come before protecting the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in our society.
You can read the piece here on WalesOnline.
On Thursday evening I once again visited the fantastic Matthew’s House, who provide food, washroom facilities and a kind and warm welcome to the most vulnerable in Swansea. Although it is heart-breaking that there is such a desperate need for these facilities, it is amazing to see what a brilliant provision Matthew’s House provides and I look forward to continuing my work with them and supporting their service users.
This weekend I’m really excited to be heading down to Brighton for this year’s annual Labour Party Conference. I’m very much looking forward to catching up with party members from Swansea East and from right across Wales, as well as our fantastic trade union members. I’m also really looking forward to listening to Mark Drakeford AM’s first speech to national conference as the First Minister of Wales and, of course, our Shadow Home Secretary, Diane Abbott MP, who will be outlining our future plans of the Shadow Home Office team.
As always, if you have any issues or concerns to raise with me as your local MP, please get in touch with me by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling my constituency office on 01792 462 054.
Have a wonderful weekend!