It seems the Shadow Welsh Secretary Jo Stevens has not quite what powers have been devolved to Wales.
Tweeting n the news that Letting agents in England will be banned from charging fees to tenants under a policy announced in the Autumn Statement.
Jo Stevens MP@JoStevensLabourJo Stevens MP Retweeted Mirror PoliticsIf right, it's good news for #Cardiff Central. We've had a 2 yr campaign against extortionate letting agency fees. Devil in the detail
Representing a constituency with a large student population she of course should be concerned about this.
However it did not long for people to point out this is a devolved issue and her colleagues in the Assembly don't be so keen.
.In reply to Jo Stevens MP
Hi @JoStevensLabour did you know @Plaid_Cymru tried to amend Renting Homes Act to ban letting agents fees in Wales? Welsh Labour blocked.
Simon Thomas @SimonThomasAC
Labour blocking @Plaid_Cymru's attempts to outlaw letting agent fees now looks ridiculous: Wales will be only nation to rip tenants off
Ms Steven;s counterpart in the Assembly
Jenny Rathbone, AM for Cardiff Central, said she was frustrated the "English government" seemed to have "stolen a march" on Wales.
Though she's on the list of those who voted against the amendment
"We have a different set of policies, a different set of legal frameworks here."You cannot pick up an idea and just drop it into Wales and copy it.".
We've had a 2 yr campaign against extortionate letting agency fees. Devil in the detail,If she was as involved in this campaign as she claims then she surely would have been aware
That this was a devolved issue
Labour in the Assembly blocked a similar move proposed by Plaid.
Ignorance or Hypocrisy? You decide.