Local MP backs new cross-party homelessness legislation, but says government must do more to tackle the causes of rising homelessness

The Homelessness Reduction Bill was passed in the House of Commons on Friday 28 October, it aims to bring down high levels of homelessness by placing stronger duties on councils to help people who are homeless or threatened with homelessness at an earlier stage. Labour supported the Bill and is pleased that the Government listened […]

Statement on today’s High Court ruling

The High Court today ruled that the Government cannot trigger Article 50 without approval from parliament. Mark Tami said on the issue I was surprised at the judgement, bearing in mind the recent judgement in Northern Ireland. Clearly we cannot ignore the referendum result. This is merely confirmation that parliament will be able to scrutinise […]

Mark Tami MP concerned about the Government’s industrial strategy

There was debate last week in Parliament on the Government’s industrial strategy. The debate was brought forward by Chris White MP who feels Britain needs a coherent strategy that drives growth, builds economies, provides sustainable employment and reduces inequalities. Mark Tami MP spoke in the debate and raised concerns that there is a tendency for […]

Last week’s column on the Aberfan disaster

Last Friday marked the 50 year anniversary since the dreadful events in Aberfan that shook the nation. The tributes that were held last week to those who lost their lives in the disaster, and to those who were affected by it, were incredibly moving. For a village to lose 144 people, 116 of whom were […]

Mark Tami MP Joins Campaign to Save Lives

Every year in the UK, 30,000 people suffer a sudden cardiac arrest. Sadly, just less than 1-in-10 survive. As part of European Restart a Heart Day, Mark Tami MP visited The Oliver King Foundation at their launch event in Westminster to show support. The Oliver King Foundation began following the tragic death of 12-year-old Oliver […]