Stephen Kinnock

Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

(since April 2020)
Stephen Kinnock Portrait

Labour

Member for Aberavon

stephen.kinnock.mp@parliament.uk / skinnock
Select Committees
European Statutory Instruments (since February 2020)
European Scrutiny Committee (since March 2020)
Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union (since March 2020)
European Statutory Instruments Committee (since February 2020)

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Significant Aberavon Petitions

Current Signatures Final Signatures Title Petition Deadline
11,182
c. 92 added daily
17,009
(Estimated)

Make nurseries exempt from business rates to support the childcare sector

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 2 Apr 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Stephen Kinnock's petition debate contributions
5 Sep 2020
closes in 2 months

After owning nurseries for 29 years I have never experienced such damaging times for the sector with rising costs not being met by the funding rates available. Business Rates are a large drain on the sector and can mean the difference between nurseries being able to stay open and having to close.

154,083
c. 1,297 added daily
241,324
(Estimated)

Government to offer economic assistance to the events industry during COVID-19

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 27 Mar 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Stephen Kinnock's petition debate contributions
12 Sep 2020
closes in 2 months, 1 week

For the UK government to provide economic assistance to businesses and staff employed in the events industry, who are suffering unforeseen financial challenges that could have a profound effect on hundreds of thousands of people employed in the sector.

106,036
c. 914 added daily
173,058
(Estimated)

Give UK nurseries emergency funding if they have to close down amid COVID-19

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 14 Apr 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Stephen Kinnock's petition debate contributions
18 Sep 2020
closes in 2 months, 1 week

If nurseries are shut down in view of Covid-19, the Government should set up an emergency fund to ensure their survival and ensure that parents are not charged the full fee by the nurseries to keep children's places.

17,880
c. 154 added daily
29,330
(Estimated)

Provide financial support to performers and creators during the COVID-19 crisis

Sign this petition Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Stephen Kinnock's petition debate contributions
19 Sep 2020
closes in 2 months, 2 weeks

The prospect of widespread cancellations of concerts, theatre productions and exhibitions due to COVID-19 threatens to cause huge financial hardship for Britain's creative community. We ask Parliament to provide a package of emergency financial and practical support during this unpredictable time.

102,618
c. 907 added daily
170,971
(Estimated)

Support the British aviation industry during the COVID-19 outbreak

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 7 May 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Stephen Kinnock's petition debate contributions
20 Sep 2020
closes in 2 months, 2 weeks

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak there are travel bans imposed by many countries, there is a disastrous potential impact on our Aviation Industry. Without the Government’s help there could be an unprecedented crisis, with thousands of jobs under threat.

25,969
c. 236 added daily
48,108
(Estimated)

Extend grants immediately to small businesses outside of SBRR

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 29 May 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Stephen Kinnock's petition debate contributions
8 Oct 2020
closes in 3 months

The cash grants proposed by Government are only for businesses in receipt of the Small Business Rates Relief or Rural Relief, or for particular sectors. Many small businesses fall outside these reliefs desperately need cash grants and support now.

10,761
c. 101 added daily
21,852
(Estimated)

Business Rate Relief to be extended to all small businesses in healthcare.

Sign this petition Gov Responded - 5 Jun 2020 Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Stephen Kinnock's petition debate contributions
24 Oct 2020
closes in 3 months, 2 weeks

To extend the business rate relief to all dental practices and medical and aesthetics clinics and any small business that’s in healthcare

134,205
c. 1,279 added daily
281,633
(Estimated)

Provide financial help to zoos, aquariums, & rescue centres during the pandemic.

Sign this petition Debated on - 25 Jun 2020 View Stephen Kinnock's petition debate contributions
30 Oct 2020
closes in 3 months, 3 weeks

Zoos, aquariums, and similar organisations across the country carry out all sorts of conservation work, animal rescue, and public education. At the start of the season most rely on visitors (who now won't come) to cover annual costs, yet those costs do not stop while they are closed. They need help.

149,138
Petition Closed

Pay Up Now! – Scrap the pay cap and give public servants a meaningful pay rise

Gov Responded - 9 Oct 2017 Debated on - 4 Dec 2017 View Stephen Kinnock's petition debate contributions
12 Mar 2018
closed 2 years, 3 months ago

Every single person who works in public services needs and deserve a pay rise. It’s time for the pay cap to be scrapped, for the government to provide additional funding for public sector pay and for employers to put public sector workers pay up now.


Most recent EDMs signed by Stephen Kinnock

Date Tabled Title Signatures
11 Mar 2020
Stephen Kinnock signed this EDM on Tuesday 17th March 2020

War widows pensions

Tabled by: Stephen Doughty (Labour (Co-op) - Cardiff South and Penarth)
That this House honours and recognises the sacrifices that our veterans and their families make; notes the particular sacrifices that the partners of veterans make and the consequences for them of tragically losing a spouse or partner serving in the armed forces; notes the changes announced in 2014 which allowed …
47 signatures
(Most recent: 22 Apr 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 26
Scottish National Party: 6
Conservative: 5
Democratic Unionist Party: 4
Liberal Democrat: 4
Green Party: 1
Plaid Cymru: 1
16 Mar 2020
Stephen Kinnock signed this EDM as a sponsor on Monday 16th March 2020

Temporary universal basic income

Tabled by: Kevin Brennan (Labour - Cardiff West)
That this House calls on the Government to introduce a temporary universal basic income or an emergency measure to help freelancers and the self-employed effected by the covid-19 outbreak.
99 signatures
(Most recent: 4 May 2020)
Signatures by party:
Labour: 51
Scottish National Party: 31
Liberal Democrat: 9
Democratic Unionist Party: 5
Social Democratic & Labour Party: 2
Green Party: 1
Alliance: 1
Independent: 1
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Commons initiatives

Stephen Kinnock has not been granted any Urgent Questions in the current sitting

Stephen Kinnock has not been granted any Adjournment Debates in the current sitting

Stephen Kinnock has not introduced any legislation in the current parliamentary sitting

Stephen Kinnock has not supported any legislation in the current parliamentary sitting


162 Written Questions

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Employment and Support Allowance: Aberavon Personal Independence Payment: Aberavon Universal Credit: Wales Universal Credit: Aberavon Universal Credit Pension Credit Pensioners: Poverty Universal Credit European Agency for Safety and Health At Work European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority Employment Schemes State Retirement Pensions State Retirement Pensions State Retirement Pensions: Females State Retirement Pensions: Aberavon Personal Independence Payment Personal Independence Payment: Complaints Personal Independence Payment: Complaints Personal Independence Payment: Appeals Personal Independence Payment Personal Independence Payment Personal Independence Payment: Appeals Personal Independence Payment: Appeals Personal Independence Payment Personal Independence Payment Personal Independence Payment Personal Independence Payment Personal Independence Payment Housing Benefit: Veterans Universal Credit Universal Credit Housing Benefit: Veterans Housing Benefit: Veterans Universal Credit: Payments Universal Credit Conditions of Employment: Coronavirus Iron and Steel: Furnaces Trade Marks Design Innovate UK: Wales Innovate UK: Grants Innovate UK Innovate UK European Institute of Innovation and Technology European Research Council Executive Agency EURATOM Supply Agency Fusion for Energy European GNSS Agency EU Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions EU Emissions Trading Scheme Insolvency Iron and Steel: Port Talbot Tata Steel: Pensions Iron and Steel: Energy Iron and Steel Iron and Steel: China Sri Lanka: Politics and Government Yu Wensheng Sri Lanka: Human Rights Sri Lanka: Human Rights Myanmar: Arms Trade Myanmar: Sanctions Myanmar: Sanctions Burma: Rohingya Shafiqul Islam Kajol India: Coronavirus Bangladesh: Rohingya Indonesia: Gender Recognition Duke of Cambridge: Royal Visits Korea: Politics and Government Tibet: Human Rights USA: North Korea Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Skilled Workers Covid-19 Corporate Financing Facility Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Loans: Coronavirus Beer and Public Houses Child Benefit: Repayments Child Benefit: Repayments Child Benefit: Repayments European Securities and Markets Authority European Banking Authority European Investment Bank Public Expenditure: Wales Prisons: Port Talbot Prisons: Construction Prisons: Wales Prisoners: Wales Prisons: Port Talbot Prisons: Port Talbot Prisons: Crimes of Violence Prisons: Port Talbot Prisons: Civil Disorder Prisoners Prisons Prisons: Port Talbot