Top UK universities must open their doors to disadvantaged students

Huw Irranca-Davies, MP for Ogmore, has met with representatives from the leading Russell Group Universities to talk about the root causes of the under-representation of disadvantaged students at leading universities, and to hear about the ways in which Russell Group universities are working to help solve this problem. The Russell Group, which represents 24 leading[…]

Huw opens the very first Pencoed Craft and Small Business Indoor Market on Valentine’s Day

Huw Irranca-Davies, MP for Ogmore, officially opened the Pencoed Craft and Small Business Indoor Market on Saturday the 14th February. The craft and small business market took place in the afternoon and included stalls from a wide variety of local businesses selling everything from crafts and gifts to local food produce. The event provided a[…]

Huw backs Cancer Research UK Campaign to ‘Cross Cancer Out’

Huw Irranca-Davies, MP for Ogmore, is backing an appeal from Cancer Research UK to save the lives of more cancer patients, as news comes that one in two people will be diagnosed with the disease at some point in their lives. The new figure was announced on World Cancer Day (February 4) to highlight the[…]

Huw and the British Heart Foundation highlight the importance of Life Saving Research

Huw Irranca-Davies, MP for Ogmore, recently attended a British Heart Foundation event in Parliament highlighting the importance of support for life saving scientific research. Huw joined heart patient Emily Sullivan, 8, for a science lesson to highlight the importance of charities being able to conduct medical research. Emily has had three open heart surgeries after[…]

Huw petitions Number Ten to support International Inquiry into human rights abuses in Sri Lanka

Huw Irranca-Davies and two Tamil constituents have delivered a petition to Prime Minister David Cameron at Downing Street. The petition calls on the UK Government to support an international inquiry into Sri Lanka’s treatment of the Tamil people. Mr. Duraithasan Subramaniam and Mr. Vethanayagam Sanjeevathanushan from the Ogmore constituency joined Huw to deliver the petition[…]

Government must put right the Contaminated Blood Scandal

Huw Irranca-Davies has called on the Government to finally take action and help the people affected by the contaminated blood scandal. Over 30,000 people, including constituents of Huw’s, were given contaminated blood between 1970 and 1991. The people affected received blood transfusions which led to them contracting hepatitis C and HIV. Infection with one, or[…]

Huw Challenges Government to End Hunger in the UK

Huw Irranca-Davies has challenged the Government to end hunger in the UK. During the recent Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs questions, Huw reminded Government Ministers that in spite of the fact that there is no shortage of food in the UK, the country continues to face a hunger crisis. In the UK around[…]

Working with Ogmore schools to promote voter registration

MP for Ogmore, Huw Irranca-Davies, has spoken out about the importance of making sure that young people and students are registered to vote in the upcoming general election. Many voting-age students in Ogmore have not yet registered to vote. Currently, these students will be unable to take part in next year’s general election. The Government’s[…]