Putting Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney
at the heart of Parliament
Thank you for taking the time to visit my webpage. As you may be aware I was elected to represent Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney in Parliament on May 7th 2015, but as of 3/05/17, Parliament has been dissolved and I am no longer MP for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney.
I'm seeking re-election on June 8 2017, and this website is dedicated to my candidacy.
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney is my home, I’ve lived here all my life. Being raised in the village of New Tredegar where I still live to this day I’ve never wanted to live anywhere else. I believe strongly that wherever you go in the world, you still won’t get a warmer welcome than Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney.
I’m a passionate advocate of these Valleys; we live in the beating heart of Wales. Since the constituency elected Keir Hardie over 100 years ago our constituency has been at the centre of British Politics. We’ve led the debate for better wage, we were the first people across the world to raise the red flag of social justice, and our representatives have included two leaders of the Labour party as well as the minister responsible for founding the NHS. We have been at the forefront of building a better Britain.
In my time as MP, I've tried to fairly represent our communities and values, putting them at the forefront of the British political debate as my predecessors have done. As a Labour representative I've put the values of fairness and justice at the heart of everything I do. I promise to stand up and speak out for equality of opportunity, and for all the people across the constituency. I
Over these pages I hope to give you an insight into my work and beliefs. I hope you find them useful; however should you wish to know anything further or have an issue that you feel I may be of help with, please feel free to get in touch using the contacts page.
Thanks again for visiting, I hope to you’ll call by again,
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On 11th September 2017, Labour MP for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney, Gerald Jones, attended the National AIDS Trust’s Let’s End It campaign launch in the House of Lords, marking the 30th birthday of the charity’s work championing the rights of people living with HIV and campaigning for change.
The Let's End It campaign sets a goal to end the growth of the HIV epidemic and the continued stigma surrounding HIV before another 30 years pass by.
Since it was founded in 1987, the National AIDS Trust, which works on HIV-related policy and campaigns for change, have safeguarded people with HIV against employment discrimination, ended the lifetime ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood, and ensured free HIV treatment for everyone in the UK regardless of immigration status.
Speaking after the event, Gerald Jones said: “I was really pleased to have been able to attend the National AIDS Trust’s 30th birthday celebration. The NAT have campaigned tirelessly for the rights of those with HIV since 1987 and their Let’s End It campaign will ensure the stigma around HIV continues to be tackled over the next 30 years.
“I am very much looking forward to further working with the NAT and supporting their campaign to end the HIV epidemic for once and all.”
Deborah Gold, Chief Executive of NAT, said: “30 years after NAT was founded, it is important to look forward as well as at our past. We share in the excitement over falling rates of HIV diagnosis in certain locations and certain demographics – we now have the opportunity to turn the tide with HIV. Our organisation exists to make sure we take these opportunities, but critical challenges remain and our job is far from done.
“I hope decision makers and the general public will get behind the Let’s End It campaign, which is both a rallying cry and a message of optimism. For 30 years, our supporters have helped us fight HIV. Now, let’s end it.”
On 11th September 2017, Labour MP for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney, Gerald Jones, attended the National AIDS Trust’s Let’s End It campaign launch in the House of Lords, marking the...
On Friday, myself and Dawn Bowden AM held a Jobs Fair in Rhymney. It was a fantastic morning, which saw over 175 people attend and discuss the opportunities available across Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney.
Thanks to all residents, employers and providers for visiting, and a special thanks to Job Centre Plus and Communities First for assisting in organising the event. Look forward to the next one soon!
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On Friday, myself and Dawn Bowden AM held a Jobs Fair in Rhymney. It was a fantastic morning, which saw over 175 people...