PARLIAMENT returned this week after Conference recess, and my Labour colleagues and I will continue to hold this chaotic and incompetent Tory government to account.

Last week I attended the Warsaw Security Forum, to discuss shared security challenges and the future of Transatlantic relations through a lens of Global Politics, Defence, Energy&Climate and Democratic Resilience. I met representatives from European Governments, as well as the British Ambassador.

It was a timely trip, as this week we saw the grim sights of Russian terror attacks on the streets of Ukraine, including in places I visited and streets I travelled down just a few weeks ago. Attacks on civilian infrastructure, the university and a children’s park tell you all you need to know about Putin’s wanton disregard for human life, and we must continue to stand with Ukraine and oppose this barbarism.

It was an honour to see the incredible, stark and totally contemporary Ukrland at the Sherman Theatre recently, telling the story of the reality of the war while delving back into Ukrainian culture.

Locally, I’ve been continuing to campaign for action on behalf of residents affected by the fire and building safety scandal, alongside my colleague Vaughan Gething MS and local Councillors.

Welsh Government Minister Julie James published a statement on this last week (available on the Welsh Government website) and we hope to meet with her imminently to discuss the situation locally.

I have always been absolutely clear that no leaseholder should have to pay for faults that are nothing to do with them, and I am acutely aware of the desire for urgent action at all the sites affected - not least given the financial impact and the enormous stress this is causing for so many residents.

I have also continued to press for action in the UK Parliament with UK Ministers, on issues from their lack at times of constructive engagement with the Welsh Government, to the implementation of UK wide guidance to mortgage lenders and spiralling insurance costs.

Just before the recess I raised this in Parliament again with the Leader of the House. Unfortunately she didn’t properly engage with the details of my questions, and she was also wrong: insurance and financial markets - including mortgage lending - are not devolved matters.

The UK Government must do more to help resolve the spiralling costs and problems residents are facing through no fault of their own.