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Nick Smith MP has called on the Government to finally begin to deliver on their biodiversity promises at a Parliament debate on bees and pesticides.

Government pesticide policy - a sting in the tail

Nick Smith MP has called on the Government to finally begin to deliver on their biodiversity promises at a Parliament debate on bees and pesticides. Read more

Nick Smith MP has said we must now work to stop Islamist radicalisation in Britain and support international negotiations after voting against extending bombing into Syria.

Why I voted against bombing Syria

Nick Smith MP has said we must now work to stop Islamist radicalisation in Britain and support international negotiations after voting against extending bombing into Syria. Read more

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Nick Smith MP has celebrated the shops and firms that are the lifeblood of Blaenau Gwent ahead of Small Business Saturday.

Backing Small Business Saturday

Nick Smith MP has celebrated the shops and firms that are the lifeblood of Blaenau Gwent ahead of Small Business Saturday. Read more

 

Nick Smith MP has commended the work of the Citizens’ Advice Bureau after the charity dealt with 11,788 cases in Blaenau Gwent in 2014/15.

With debt (4,337 cases) and benefits and tax credits (4,310 cases) being the biggest causes of problems in the borough, Nick Smith MP said the service is a vital front line to support people in times of trouble.

Speaking as the figures were revealed, Mr Smith said: “We deal with many hundreds of casework items in the office on a yearly basis, so I know first-hand how hard it must be for the Citizens’ Advice Bureau in Blaenau Gwent dealing with thousands.

“It is an important front line service that helps people to overcome the challenges they face. I intend to keep working with them in the future and tackle these problems head on.”

The list of top five problems for Blaenau Gwent is completed by consumer issues (1,293), employment (524) and housing (386).

New evidence shows 78% of Citizens Advice clients said they wouldn’t have been able to solve their problem without the help they received from their local service.

Gillian Guy, Chief Executive of Citizens Advice, said: “The right advice can help people find a way forward. It’s very reassuring to know the charity has the backing of Nick Smith MP, who recognises the difference free and impartial advice can make to people going through difficult times.

“Working together with Nick Smith MP, we want to empower people to address their problems so they can change their situation for the better.”

 

 

Commending the hard work of CAB in Blaenau Gwent

  Nick Smith MP has commended the work of the Citizens’ Advice Bureau after the charity dealt with 11,788 cases in Blaenau Gwent in 2014/15. With debt (4,337 cases) and...

Nick Smith, the Shadow Minister for Food, Farming and Rural Affairs, has pressed the Government over their lack of consultation regarding an important EU vote on GMOs.

The EU rejected plans to allow individual countries to place bans on GM food and feed, with the UK voting against the proposals.

Shadow Minister scrutinises rejection of GMO food and feed rules

Nick Smith, the Shadow Minister for Food, Farming and Rural Affairs, has pressed the Government over their lack of consultation regarding an important EU vote on GMOs. The EU rejected... Read more

HERE is a link to the latest question session in Parliament for the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Questions - 5th November

HERE is a link to the latest question session in Parliament for the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

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For a full video of the Westminster Hall debate led by Nick Smith, click here

The UK Government is undermining democracy with its “rushed” move to a new system to register people for elections, Blaenau Gwent Labour MP Nick Smith has warned.

IER rush a "body blow" to democracy

  For a full video of the Westminster Hall debate led by Nick Smith, click hereThe UK Government is undermining democracy with its “rushed” move to a new system to... Read more

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Nick Smith MP is calling for the jokers of the classrooms to be heard as he comperes this year’s Voicebox finals in Westminster.

 

Supporting young jokers in Parliament competition

  Nick Smith MP is calling for the jokers of the classrooms to be heard as he comperes this year’s Voicebox finals in Westminster.   Read more

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Nick Smith MP has welcomed news that inquests will be held into deaths of patients at care homes investigated as part of Operation Jasmine.

 

Welcome news of inquests into Operation Jasmine

  Nick Smith MP has welcomed news that inquests will be held into deaths of patients at care homes investigated as part of Operation Jasmine.   Read more

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Nick Smith MP has welcomed a new TUC campaign that aims to put good jobs in the communities that need them most.

Welcoming Valleys TUC campaign

Nick Smith MP has welcomed a new TUC campaign that aims to put good jobs in the communities that need them most. Read more

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