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Nick Smith MP has attacked the Tory Government for their incompetence after a report savaged their record on Universal Credit.

A damning report into Universal Credit

Nick Smith MP has attacked the Tory Government for their incompetence after a report savaged their record on Universal Credit. Read more

NICK Smith MP has called for an external inquiry into Gwent Police’s crime figures after they were called into question by the Police and Crime Commissioner.

A call for clarity from the police

NICK Smith MP has called for an external inquiry into Gwent Police’s crime figures after they were called into question by the Police and Crime Commissioner. Read more

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The South Wales Fire and Rescue Services’s fleet of 150 lease cars are proof they are cutting too deeply in the wrong places, according to Nick Smith MP.

Car fleet should face cuts, not station

The South Wales Fire and Rescue Services’s fleet of 150 lease cars are proof they are cutting too deeply in the wrong places, according to Nick Smith MP. Read more

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NICK Smith MP has welcomed a “triumph for the consumer” as Labour proposes a levy on the payday lenders.

Labour taking the fight to payday loan lenders

NICK Smith MP has welcomed a “triumph for the consumer” as Labour proposes a levy on the payday lenders. Read more

With more energy companies expected to follow suit, people in Blaenau Gwent and elsewhere are facing a growing situation where basics such as food and heating are no longer guaranteed.

The Blaenau Gwent MP, who helped out on a food bank collection at Ebbw Vale Tesco on Saturday, petitioned the Government in the House of Commons for real action after the Trussell Trust reported an 800% increase in food bank demand.

 

Energy price hike putting profit over people

With more energy companies expected to follow suit, people in Blaenau Gwent and elsewhere are facing a growing situation where basics such as food and heating are no longer guaranteed.... Read more

Speaking in a packed debate on the plain packaging of tobacco products in Parliament, Nick Smith, MP for Blaenau Gwent, slammed the government for its craven climbdown on plans to introduce plain packaging of cigarettes, despite public support and that of health professionals and voluntary organisations.

He outlined how the tobacco industry woos young people and insisted we must show how plain packaging will save lives and money, and is clearly the right thing to do.

MP slams the government’s craven climb down on the plain packaging of tobacco products

Speaking in a packed debate on the plain packaging of tobacco products in Parliament, Nick Smith, MP for Blaenau Gwent, slammed the government for its craven climbdown on plans to... Read more

NICK Smith MP has called for a real plan for growth after latest figures revealed Blaenau Gwent’s housing business is grinding to a halt.

The figures, released by the National House Building Council, revealed only 13 new homes have been started in 2013 – lagging well behind the UK average of 90.

Housing slump proof shot in the arm needed from Government

NICK Smith MP has called for a real plan for growth after latest figures revealed Blaenau Gwent’s housing business is grinding to a halt. The figures, released by the National... Read more

Nick Smith MP for Blaenau Gwent says government should do more to defend the motorist from predatory private parking operators.

Nick Smith MP said: “This month local authority parking charges have been in the news as it was revealed that English councils’ parking profits had swelled to £635m.
The Communities Secretary, Eric Pickles, called for unfair town hall parking rules to be reined in.

Parking companies are still milking motorists

Nick Smith MP for Blaenau Gwent says government should do more to defend the motorist from predatory private parking operators. Nick Smith MP said: “This month local authority parking charges... Read more

Nick Smith MP has raised deep concerns about the increasing use of food banks in Blaenau Gwent, following figures that revealed demand on the service trebling this summer.

Figures from Network Wales have shown that during the past four months in Blaenau Gwent, the same amount of food has been handed out as in the whole of 2012.

Food bank use skyrocketing as Tories "return country to the Victorian times"

Nick Smith MP has raised deep concerns about the increasing use of food banks in Blaenau Gwent, following figures that revealed demand on the service trebling this summer. Figures from... Read more

Nick Smith MP took to the streets to warn about the pay day loan problem as Parliament begins to investigate their dealings.

According to data uncovered by Mr Smith, people in Blaenau Gwent borrowed more than £1m a year from pay day loan provider Wonga – with the average person paying 20% interest for just an 18-day loan.

Campaigning against the payday loan problem in Blaenau Gwent

Nick Smith MP took to the streets to warn about the pay day loan problem as Parliament begins to investigate their dealings. According to data uncovered by Mr Smith, people... Read more

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