Gerald Jones is MP for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

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Gerald Jones is MP for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney and a member of the Labour party.

Gerald Jones has 7904 followers on Twitter.

ICYMI: Want to know what's going on in Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney?

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Be the first to know about local events and keep updated on my work in Parliament. Visit ๐Ÿ‘‡
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Calling all residents in the Upper Rhymney Valley area of our constituency!

Make sure you are up-to-date with your booster Covid-19 vaccine or get your first and second dose.

Find out more here ๐Ÿ‘‡
https://abuhb.nhs.wales/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/getting-vaccinated/

๐Ÿ›‚ The UK Tory Government continues to oversee absolute chaos in our passport offices.

My team and I have been working tirelessly to support constituents facing passport problems.

Please contact me if you need help & I'll do all I can to support you. https://www.geraldjones.co.uk/contact/

Businesses, agency worker bodies and working people donโ€™t want the Tory Government to scrap the agency worker ban. Itโ€™ll be unworkable. So the Government now picks another unnecessary fight combining attacking Senedd law and eroding legal rights in Wales. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-61957466

Want to know what's going on in Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney?

Interested in how I'm working hard to make sure your voices are heard in Parliament?

Be the first to know about local events and keep updated on my work in Parliament. Visit ๐Ÿ‘‡
https://www.geraldjones.co.uk/newsletter-sign-up/

The Tories now face a credible Labour party: a government-in-waiting with a plan to deliver on the countryโ€™s demands.

We will not shy away from that responsibility, duck those challenges or fail to grasp the opportunities our country has.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jun/26/labour-has-now-claimed-the-centre-ground-and-has-shown-it-can-win

Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney is a community steeped in our historical ties with the Armed Forces.

On #ArmedForcesDay2022 I want to thank each & every member of our Armed Forces Personnel, our veterans & forces families.

Thank you for your dedication to our safety. #ArmedForcesWeek

๐Ÿ“ฐ READ: Residents of Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney can read my weekly round-up here.

Hope everyone has a good weekend!
https://www.geraldjones.co.uk/weekly-round-up/2022/06/24/weekly-round-up-24-june-2022/

Great to join the #ArmedForcesWeek celebrations in Caerphilly County Borough today alongside my colleagues @WayneDavid_MP and @hef4caerphilly.

Tomorrow is #ArmedForcesDay so I hope people will join me in thanking those who are serving and have served our country.

๐ŸŒถ๏ธ Merthyr Street Chilli Fiesta cannot be missed! ๐ŸŒถ๏ธ

Make sure you don't miss out on brilliant event:

๐Ÿ“… Sat 25 June
๐Ÿ“ Outside the old Town Hall
โฐ 10am - 5pm

Visit http://chillifest.net for more information.

On Tues 28 June 2022 between 5-6pm there will be a virtual meeting with @MerthyrVH to discuss Cae`r Wern Park.

I encourage residents whoโ€™ve not been able to attend in-person meeting, to sign-up ๐Ÿ‘‡

๐Ÿ“ง info@mvhomes.org.uk
โ˜Ž๏ธ 01685 727772

#INEWD22 celebrates the amazing work of women engineers around the world.

Here in Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney, the Welsh Valleys Engineering Project delivers STEM education support, raising young peopleโ€™s aspirations and improving social mobility๐Ÿ‘‡
https://www.raeng.org.uk/education/schools/education-programmes/welsh-valleys-engineering-project

The Upper Rhymney Valley menโ€™s health group provides a safe, friendly space with support for local men facing mental health challenges. They meet Thursdays 6.30pm to 8.30pm at Rhymney Rugby Club. For more info, just call Phil on 07312 101523. #MentalHealth #ItsOkayToNotBeOkay

NEW: Inflation up at 9.1% today.

Inflation is pushing family finances to the brink - but the low wage spiral many face isnโ€™t new.

Itโ€™s a result of a decade of Tory mismanagement of our economy.

Labour will build the high wage, high growth, stable inflation economy we deserve.

The Reserves Force play an integral role in protecting the nationโ€™s security at home and overseas, making up approx one sixth of our Armed Forces personnel.

This #ReservesDay I want to thank our reserves in Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney for the valuable contributions they make.

Bullying can have an awful impact on people and is unacceptable anywhere. No-one, especially young people, should have to go through it alone.

Find out what you can do to help as part of @DianaAwardโ€™s Donโ€™t Face It Alone campaign๐Ÿ‘‡
http://DontFaceItAlone.com

#SpeakOutAboutBullying

It was a pleasure to meet members of the Nepalese Parliament this morning to talk about devolution.

It's vital parliamentarians from around the world meet and discuss how best we can improve the lives of our citizens, learning from each other's experience and unlocking policies.

Delighted to attend the presentation of the Queens Award for Voluntary Service to the South Wales Police Special Constabulary.

Special Constables make huge contributions, giving their time to help protect our communities.

I give my thanks to these dedicated public servants.

๐ŸŽผToday is #MakeMusicDay!

The @WelshLabour Govt is committed to giving every child in Wales the opportunity to learn an instrument, making access to music education fairer and more consistent across Wales.

Read more about this fantastic plan here๐Ÿ‘‡
https://gov.wales/funding-music-education-trebled-tune-135m

๐Ÿ“ฐ READ: Every week Parliament is sitting I will be writing a #WeeklyRoundUp for residents in Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney.

So, without further ado here's my inaugural weekly round-up ๐Ÿ‘‡
https://www.geraldjones.co.uk/uncategorised/2022/06/20/inaugural-weekly-round-up/

It's #CervicalScreeningAwarenessWeek!

Cervical screening (smear tests) can save lives, but they aren't always easy.

Residents of Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney can follow @JoTrust to learn more about the test, #CervicalScreeningTips that might make it easier, and find help.

This week is #NationalBloodDonorWeek!โค๏ธ๐Ÿฉธ

Did you know, one donation can save up to 3โƒฃ people's lives!

I'm urging residents in Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney to please help @WelshBlood by sharing this message or booking a lifesaving appointment todayโฌ‡๏ธ
http://wbs.wales/nbdw22

ICYMI: Don't miss out on your chance to get boosted or even get your first Covid-19 vaccine.

Next drop-in session for our area ๐Ÿ‘‡

๐Ÿ“† 19 June
๐Ÿ“ Rhymney Integrated Resource Centre, Rhymney, Tredegar NP22 5PW
โฐ 9.30 - 16.30

No booking needed! Just bring I.D.

Dodging showers on the #LabourDoorstep this morning in #Fochriw with Cllr Robert Chapman and the @MTR_LabourParty team. Despite the rain, managed to speak with a number of local residents to discuss issues and concerns.

โœŠ Solidarity to everyone on the #DemandBetter march in London today!

The last 12 years of UK Tory Govt has seen food bank use spiral out of control, child & pensioner poverty climb, and worker's rights vandalised.

Only a @UKLabour Govt will sort this mess.

@labourunionsuk

โ“Are you part of a club, organisation or community group in Merthyr Tydfil currently looking for funding?

Come along to Funding Advice Day to find out about the funding opportunities available to you.

๐Ÿ“… Wednesday 22nd June, 10am-1pm

๐Ÿ“Voluntary Action Centre, Merthyr Tydfil

Fantastic to visit the pupils and staff at Ysgol Gymraeg Rhyd-Y-Grug.

The students of class 3&4 have been learning about the Amazon rain forest and they wrote to me about the important role it plays.

Itโ€™s great to see young people so interested in our environment.

Great to visit the community beekeepers of the Merthyr Tydfil and District Naturalist Society at the Bothy in Cyfarthfa Park.

It was fascinating to see the bees and to learn more about what incredible creatures they are.

Great project support by ยฃ50,000 @TNLComFundWales

๐Ÿ“ฃ Calling all charities in the Upper Rhymney Valley area!

Come and chat @TNLComFundWales to find out what they're looking for within an application.

๐Ÿ“† Fri 17 June
โฐ 10:00am 1:00pm
๐Ÿ“ Bargoed YMCA

Contact Nadia Bogdan on 029 2067 8239 or
nadia.bogdan@tnlcommunityfund.org.uk

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