I’m Anna McMorrin, your Labour Member of Parliament for Cardiff North. I grew up in a small village just outside of Brecon and have lived in Cardiff for the last 17 years where I now live with my partner, two daughters and one cat!
I first joined the Labour Party when I was a student, and have been a campaigner and activist for over 20 years knocking doors, delivering leaflets, and supporting community campaigns, always driven by the values of social justice, equality and fairness that I learnt as a child.
Graduating from Southampton with a BA Hons in French and from Cardiff University with a postgraduate diploma in Journalism, I worked in London and Madrid before returning to Cardiff to live and raise my children.
As the specialist adviser to the Welsh Government for over six years until 2014, I worked at the heart of the Government to help shape and deliver anti poverty programmes, create legislation to protect workers and our future generations as well as bringing in new energy and sustainable development policies.
Before becoming your MP, I ran a small business bringing renewable energy investment and other businesses into Wales. I also worked on international climate change issues with fifty regional governments worldwide to take action in the run up to the UN Paris Climate agreement.
I am a keen Welsh language learner and enjoy any opportunity to practice including with my children who are fluent! I also enjoy live music, good food, and going to the beach to spend time with my family whenever I can find the time. I also speak French and Spanish so love practising that where possible too!
I am proud of the work that I did as a specialist adviser to the Welsh Government on sustainability, climate change, energy and the environment, introducing a ground-breaking energy efficiency programme to help lift families out of fuel poverty. I have also represented Wales in the European Union and in the United Nations in the run up to the Paris Climate agreement, and want to ensure the UK Government puts this agenda into action.
I’m a member of the Unison and GMB unions, LGBT Labour, Labour Women’s Network and the Cooperative Party.
My key areas of expertise and interest include:
- Climate Change
- Sustainable development
- International Trade
- Tackling Poverty
- Mental Health
- Workers’ Rights
- Welsh Affairs
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