Nick Smith MP

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NICK Smith MP has accused the Government of missing their last chance to protect the Rugby World Cup from the predatory ticket touts.

Touts given green light to rip off rugby fans, says MP

NICK Smith MP has accused the Government of missing their last chance to protect the Rugby World Cup from the predatory ticket touts. Read more

Nick Smith MP has blasted the Government’s record on wages after Citizens’ Advice Bureau dealt with £3m of debt problems in Blaenau Gwent in 2013/14.

The figure came as part of their annual report into the help they provide on everything from benefits to housing issues and unemployment.

£3m debt in borough symptom of Government’s wage squeeze

Nick Smith MP has blasted the Government’s record on wages after Citizens’ Advice Bureau dealt with £3m of debt problems in Blaenau Gwent in 2013/14. The figure came as part... Read more

NICK Smith MP is calling for the Severn Bridge to switch to a free flow tolling system to make South East Wales appealing for business.

Get Severn Crossing flowing for businesses and drivers

NICK Smith MP is calling for the Severn Bridge to switch to a free flow tolling system to make South East Wales appealing for business. Read more

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Nick Smith MP has paid his respects on the centenary of World War One with a visit to the gravesites of those who gave their lives to their country.

As part of the commemorations, Mr Smith joined Andy Knowlson, regional representative from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, at Ebbw Vale Cemetery for a guided tour.

Nick Smith MP pays his respects at war graves as WWI centenary begins

Nick Smith MP has paid his respects on the centenary of World War One with a visit to the gravesites of those who gave their lives to their country. As... Read more

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The generosity of shoppers was as overflowing as their trolleys in a supermarket food bank sweep.

Nick Smith MP joined fellow campaigners and food bank volunteers in a special collection at Tesco in Ebbw Vale.

Borough gets behind food bank drive

The generosity of shoppers was as overflowing as their trolleys in a supermarket food bank sweep. Nick Smith MP joined fellow campaigners and food bank volunteers in a special collection... Read more

Nick Smith MP has branded the latest ambulance figures for Blaenau Gwent as “not good enough” as he calls for concerted action.

Figures revealed Blaenau Gwent was lagging behind the rest of Wales with just 40% of emergency callouts hitting the eight-minute target.

Mr Smith has been holding ambulance services across the UK to account since December, where his role on the Public Accounts Committee meant he was able to scrutinise the spluttering service in England.

Ambulance figures "not good enough" for Blaenau Gwent

Nick Smith MP has branded the latest ambulance figures for Blaenau Gwent as “not good enough” as he calls for concerted action.Figures revealed Blaenau Gwent was lagging behind the rest... Read more

Nick Smith MP has branded payday loan giants Wonga as “parasitic” after the Government admitted the company’s conduct had been disgraceful.

Nick Smith blasts payday loan company after fake law firm letters revealed

Nick Smith MP has branded payday loan giants Wonga as “parasitic” after the Government admitted the company’s conduct had been disgraceful. Read more

Nick Smith MP has welcomed the efforts of a campaign that put £500,000 in the hands of those who need it most.

Last year the Blaenau Gwent MP was one of the supporters of the Your Benefits are Changing campaign, which aimed to keep people informed of wide-sweeping benefits reform.

YBAC’s £500k helping those who need it most, says MP

Nick Smith MP has welcomed the efforts of a campaign that put £500,000 in the hands of those who need it most.Last year the Blaenau Gwent MP was one of... Read more

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Students in Blaenau Gwent were called to order after a visit from not just any speaker, but THE speaker of UK parliamentary politics.

 

Order in the classroom as John Bercow MP visits Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone

Students in Blaenau Gwent were called to order after a visit from not just any speaker, but THE speaker of UK parliamentary politics.   Read more

The families seeking justice after Operation Jasmine have celebrated news that care home owners will be held to account.

Nick Smith MP’s campaign to introduce laws punishing senior figures for abuse in care homes has resulted in a Government u-turn and their inclusion in the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill.

 

Celebrating a step towards Justice for Jasmine

The families seeking justice after Operation Jasmine have celebrated news that care home owners will be held to account. Nick Smith MP’s campaign to introduce laws punishing senior figures for... Read more

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