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Ruth Jones is MP for Newport West and a member of the Labour party.
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Welsh Labour MP for Newport West 🌹 Shadow Minister for Agri-Innovation and Climate Adaptation 🌏 Casework enquiry? Email Ruth.Jones.MP@parliament.uk
Sad and disappointed to see the news coming out of America on their Supreme Court's decision.
Safe and accessible abortion is a right and women will be directly hurt by this callous decision.
Solidarity to all those who will be fighting for it in the coming months and years.
Tomorrow in #Newport!
Tickets are still available for the 'Music for a Summer Evening' concert hosted by the Newport Philharmonic Choir! 🎶
This week I'm proud to be supporting #CervicalScreeningAwarenessWeek!
Cervical screening (smear tests) can and do save lives, but 1 in 3 do not attend when invited.
If you have any questions or concerns, @JoTrust have a range of resources available to help you!
Conservatives lost two by-elections in one night, with Wakefield swinging to Labour with a 4,925 majority.
Newly elected Labour MP Simon Lightwood called the prime minister's approach to government 'unacceptable'.
It was great to meet with @welshrefcouncil this morning to discuss the Nationality & Borders Act and how it's impacting their work.
The Welsh Refugee Council do incredible work supporting asylum seekers & refugees, they're an asset to our city and to 🏴 as a whole.
Huge congratulations to @SimonLightwood - Labour’s new MP for Wakefield!
A historic victory — this city deserved a fresh start, and you delivered it.
Wakefield is the birthplace of the next Labour government.
Congratulations! @simonlightwood 🌹
Congratulations to @simonlightwood!
The new Labour MP for Wakefield. 🌹
All the best to Wakefield's next @UKLabour MP @simonlightwood today, he's had a fantastic reception on the doorstep and today's Dialogue session in Newport was really positive too! #VoteLabour 🌹
We are pleased to announce our new exhibition, preview show Friday 24th June 5:30 - 8pm everyone is welcome for an African themed evening from photos to food to music we hope to see you all at the gallery located in @ArcadeNewport #ffotonewport #welsharts
Wales has a different approach when it comes to industrial relations.
Our social partnership model brings people around the table to discuss rather than argue. It finds solutions rather than creating division.
It's just under a week now until we start our cable inspection works on the M48 Severn Bridge. From next Wednesday 22 June, lane one will be closed heading westbound so we can safely start preparing for the inspections. Full details can be found here: https://nationalhighways.co.uk/our-work/south-west-news/essential-cable-inspections-for-m48-severn-bridge/
Today I'm supporting the Don't Face It Alone anti-bullying campaign from @DianaAward @AntiBullyingPro and am wearing my blue ribbon while in Strasbourg for the Council of Europe.
Find out more here: http://DontFaceItAlone.com #SpeakOutAboutBullying
The Windrush generation helped build Britain.
But the Tories' hostile environment left many homeless, jobless and without healthcare. Victims are still waiting for the justice and compensation they deserve.
Windrush descendent @DavidLammy tells their story. #WindrushDay
Because our Welsh Labour Government reached a deal with rail workers, unions, and operators, Transport for Wales staff aren’t striking today.
But our rail network is still in a state of chaos, because Boris Johnson and Grant Shapps refuse to come to the table and do the same.
Wales🏴 is proud to be a Nation of Sanctuary, and Newport is equally proud that refugees from right across the world now call our city home.
⚠️🏴TfW staff are not on strike, but the ongoing dispute will severely impact TfW trains, including services to and from Newport.
🚨 Services will be severely disrupted on:
🗓️ Tue 21st Jun
🗓️ Thur 23rd Jun
🗓️ Sat 25th Jun
Can't wait to meet Attlee when I'm back in Westminster, he's a very handsome mouser! 🐈⬛
Introducing Attlee. A bold little kitten who's brought much joy to my office and team. He brings a smile to the faces of everyone he comes into contact with on the Parliamentary estate. Of course I'll always miss Patrick, and I'm certain they both would have got along very well.
This week I'm in Strasbourg representing @UKLabour in the Council of Europe for the PACE summer session 🇫🇷🏴
Today I'll be speaking in the debate on the role political parties can play in fostering diversity and inclusion.
Incredible album that sounds just as ground-breaking as it did 50 years ago, has to be Starman for me!
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars turns 50 today 💚
What is your favourite track from this seminal album?
No survivor of sexual assault should ever have to choose between professional emotional support and justice.
The letter I've co-signed with members of the Women's Parliamentary Labour Party 👇
"...the Bill as it stands does not specify which adverse impacts on animals would be grounds for a GEO application’s being denied"
Thank you to @RuthNewportWest for highlighting areas where the Genetic Technology Bill currently falls short regarding animal welfare.
Today is #CleanAirDay
Poor air quality can impact every organ in the human body.
That's why we need to be doing more to reduce air pollution and why the next UK Labour Government will introduce a Clean Air Act to improve our air quality🌍🪴
Great opportunity to join Jayne's fab Newport West team! 👇
I'm hiring! 📢
I'm looking for a Digital and Communications Officer to join my great team and help with my work as the MS for Newport West.
Interested? Details can be found in the link below.
We are supporting Clean Air Day today.
Visit the Clean Air Hub to see how you can take steps to improve your health and the planet.
In Labour-run Wales, train staff aren't on strike.
All sides working together to find a deal.
Meanwhile, in England rather than sorting out this strike, the @Conservatives are sending petitions to the opposition🤷♀️
Train staff in Wales aren’t on strike. That’s because we work in social partnership.
The Tories are picking fights to distract from their lies and the recession they’re causing.
Don’t fall for it
Our @WelshLabour Government means that Transport for Wales staff won't be striking.
The Tories need to do their job to avoid national rail strikes.🚆
The passport application backlog was caused by Ministers, not staff in the Newport Passport Office.
Watch my full speech from yesterday @pcs_union @campaigns_pcs 👇
Another fantastic event coming up in #Newport as @newportsymphony celebrates Make Music Day 2022.
Today is National Blood Donor Day 🩸
Giving blood is a simple act that can have an immense, potentially life-saving impact.
I'm ready for my next donation in July, if eligible you can book yours here 👇
Five years on from the Grenfell tower fire we remember the 72 people killed.
The Grenfell community are courageous in their pursuit of justice and change. We stand with them.
To honour the memories of those lost we must prevent such a tragedy happening again.
I've just finished speaking in the debate on transgender conversion therapy in Westminster Hall.
I completely and utterly refute any argument that conversion therapy works, is fair, decent or right.
Text of my speech is below, as the sound cut out while I was speaking👇
In Defence Questions I paid tribute to veterans of the Falklands conflict for their immense sacrifice.
I then asked the Minister to meet with me to discuss how the cost-of-living crisis is impacting veterans in Newport West, the answer I received wasn't up to scratch👇
📢 Join the TUC #demandbetter march this Saturday to call for action on the cost of living, a new deal for working people, and a proper pay rise.
🗓️Saturday, 18 June
📍11am, Portland Place
On Saturday 18 June, we’ll be taking to the streets to demand action on the cost of living – a new deal for working people, and a pay rise for all workers.
March with us. #DemandBetter and back the New Deal for Working People👉https://labourunions.org.uk/signup-new-deal
The Queen's record of public service and decades of work for the people of the UK are a model for us all to aspire to, and it stands in stark contrast to Boris Johnson's conduct.
My column in the @southwalesargus ✍️
Phil Bennett has died at the age of 73
He is regarded as one of the greatest players to wear the number 10 shirt for Wales and the Lions
This #Carersweek has been an opportunity to recognise the incredible work carers of all kinds do in our communities.
I pledge to do all I can to speak up for carers in Parliament.
Are you struggling to pay your energy bills?
We’re making £4m available for our fuel voucher scheme, to help those at risk of fuel poverty.
You could be eligible to get up to £30 in the summer and £49 in winter, and up to 3 vouchers in 6 months 👇
Flight been cancelled or delayed? ✈️
Next Tuesday the Business Committee is asking airline bosses why so many flights are being cancelled at the moment.
Share you experiences here 👇
Great to catch up with Wakefield's next Labour MP @simonlightwood today before heading out on the #LabourDoorstep 🚪
Vote Labour on 23 June for a fresh start for Wakefield #WinningWakefield 🌹
Handy list from @LukePollard about getting election ready, lots of good advice if you're looking to win a marginal or hold a seat that's already Labour! 🌹
"With the Conservative Party in disarray, a snap general election could be just around the corner..."
@LukePollard's 12-point guide to making sure that your Constituency Labour Party is prepared for a general election: https://labourlist.org/2022/06/a-12-point-guide-to-make-sure-every-marginal-labour-seat-is-election-ready/
Under Boris Johnson things are getting worse not better:
Longer waits for cancer care.
Buildings still crumbling.
Britain deserves better.
Happy #WorldOceansDay! 🐟
Did you know we're the first in the UK to rollout a fishing gear recycling scheme?! 🙌
This will tackle marine litter and give new life to old fishing nets by turning them into kayaks, bodyboards or street furniture.
I recently met with the Moments of Truth team at @LloydsBank Newport to hear about the vital work they do to support victims of domestic & financial abuse.
You can contact them for support if you bank with Lloyds here 👇
Today is #WorldOceanDay, an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of global ocean health.
We need to do all we can to protect our ocean ecosystems and wildlife🌊🦞
Events today: https://worldoceanday.org/
I just voted alongside @UKLabour colleagues to put an end to sleaze & scandal and clean up British politics.
This #VolunteersWeek, I’ve been proud to celebrate the unstoppable volunteers and #YouthSocialAction ambassadors that do incredible work across our communities here in Newport and beyond! 🥳🥳🥳
Welsh Labour will always be the party of working people.
Our brand new ReAct+ scheme will empower more people to access work, and support more Welsh businesses to take on, train and retain new staff.
Welcome support for #KeptAnimalsBill and #AnimalsAbroadBill from @RuthNewportWest and @LabourDefra’s commitment to support passage of legislation to ban hunting trophy imports and much more. “Now is the time to do it!” concludes Ruth 🙌
Another fantastic event coming up in #Newport as @newportsymphony celebrates Make Music Day 2022.
Keir Starmer says Conservative MPs have "ignored the British public" by expressing confidence in Boris Johnson
PM is "utterly unfit for the great office that he holds", the Labour leader says