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,
Putting Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney at the heart of Parliament Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to visit my webpage. As you may be aware I was elected to represent...
Gerald Jones MP and Dawn Bowden AM were recently shown around the Royal Mail sorting office in Merthyr Tydfil by Delivery Office Manager, Mark Wright.
Christmas is the busiest time of year for Royal Mail staff with millions of people doing their shopping online and sending Christmas cards and presents across the country.
Royal Mail staff are once again pulling out all the stops to ensure that letters and parcels safety reach their destination.
Speaking after the visit, Gerald Jones MP said:
“Postal workers provide a crucial service – one we rely on so much around the Christmas period.
“The visit was a really good opportunity to visit the sorting office to personally thank the staff who were working tirelessly to sort and organise the post ready for delivery.”
Dawn Bowden AM said:
“It was great to see the Royal Mail team hard at work and marvel at the detailed local knowledge which gets our Christmas post delivered. As the worst of the winter weather arrives they will be showing great commitment to keep our postal service moving”.
Gerald and Dawn will also be visiting Prince Charles Hospital to thank staff for their hard work and dedication. They will be visiting the Emergency Care Centre and Paediatric units with Chief Executive, Allison Williams and Professor Marcus Longley, Chair of Cwm Taf University Health Board.
Gerald Jones MP and Dawn Bowden AM were recently shown around the Royal Mail sorting office in Merthyr Tydfil by Delivery Office Manager, Mark Wright. Christmas is the busiest...
FIGHTING THE FAKES IN MERTHYR TYDFIL AND RHYMNEY
Mobile phones are generally considered an essential in modern life – as are their accessories. In fact, 1.8Million chargers are bought online each year, by people looking for a bargain. But while it can be considerably cheaper to buy imported, unofficial chargers, the cost can be much greater in the long run. And it might not just be your wallet that gets hurt.
To find out more, Gerald Jones, MP for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney, attended a recent drop-in event, hosted by leading consumer charity, Electrical Safety First. Timed to raise to raise awareness of the dangers of fake chargers in time for Christmas - when high street and digital retailers offer a range of special offers and discounts – the event aimed to advise MPs on how to keep their constituents safe from dangerous phone chargers.
“Christmas is always expensive and we are all keen to get a bargain but Electrical Safety First’s research makes it clear that shoppers must beware of fakes – particularly via the web The Charity found that 3 out of 5 fake electricals are purchased online1, with a third of buyers experiencing major problems with the item2. And with almost half of all domestic fires in UK homes caused by electricity3, this is a risk you don’t want to take.”
“Fake goods are often cheaper because they omit key components which can affect both the safety and functionality of the product”, explains Robert Jervis-Gibbons, Public Affairs Manager at Electrical Safety First.
“So while it may look like a great deal, a counterfeit charger can cost you dear. It really isn’t worth the risk.”
The charity offers a range of advice on spotting fakes and using phone chargers safely. Visit: www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/guides-and-advice/electrical-items/safe-shopping/ to find out more.
FIGHTING THE FAKES IN MERTHYR TYDFIL AND RHYMNEY Mobile phones are generally considered an essential in modern life – as are their accessories. In fact, 1.8Million chargers are bought online...