Wayne David, Labour MP for Caerphilly and Shadow Minister for the Armed Forces and Defence Procurement, has called on the Government to use the occasion of Armed Forces Day to step up when it comes to Armed Forces pay and accommodation and the welfare of veterans.
The last Labour Government created Armed Forces Day in 2006 as a chance for the country to celebrate the work of our service personnel, veterans, cadets and service families. As well as providing an important focus for Britain to pay tribute to our three services, Armed Forces Day also provides an opportunity for us all to ensure that we give the best possible support to those who serve and have served our country.
Locally, the Armed Forces Day celebration took place in Bargoed on Saturday 23 June, with a procession led by local members of the Royal British Legion and cadets. The national celebration will take place in Llandudno, north Wales this Saturday (30 June).
Wayne David said, “This Armed Forces Day I want to pay tribute to the work of our service men and women of the past and present and honour their commitment to keeping us safe.
“But, as we celebrate the dedication of our service personnel, I am concerned that the UK Government need to do more to show how valued they are. There is a recruitment crisis in in all of our Armed Forces, which means that they are all currently below strength, while UK Ministers have not acted to deal with a lot of the issues around pay and housing that I and my colleagues in Labour’s Shadow Defence team have been pressing them on.
“I hope that the Government will reassess this and look at what more they can do to show our Armed Forces how valued they are”.
Wayne David, Labour MP for Caerphilly and Shadow Minister for the Armed Forces and Defence Procurement, has called on the Government to use the occasion of Armed Forces Day to...
Wayne David, MP for Caerphilly, has attended the official opening of Simply Factoring Brokers’ new offices in Caerphilly town centre. The company, which originally started in a Caerphilly-based enterprise scheme, was celebrating its return to the town after moving its offices from Newport.
The brokerage firm are now in their tenth year and they have chosen to relocate to Caerphilly after the growth of the business over the last few years. This growth has led to Simply Factoring taking on new staff and opening a new telesales department.
Wayne David was among the guests at the official opening of Simply Factoring’s new offices in Caerphilly town centre, along with Caerphilly Borough’s Deputy Mayor, Councillor Julian Simmonds, and representatives from other local businesses.
Speaking after the event celebrating Simply Factoring’s return to Caerphilly, Wayne David said, “I am delighted to have been at the celebration of the company’s new office. It’s great to see Simply Factoring Brokers becoming increasingly successful, moving to new premises, employing more staff and providing financial services to local businesses.
“Caerphilly and Simply Factoring are looking to a positive future.”
Steven Adams, Managing Director of Simply Factorings, said, “I am extremely proud of my team, who have taken Simply Factoring from strength to strength in recent years. Our recent office expansion is evidence of our hard work and dedication. It’s great to be back in Caerphilly; I’m very proud of how far we’ve come, and hope we can inspire the next generation of start-ups to achieve their potential.”
Wayne David, MP for Caerphilly, has attended the official opening of Simply Factoring Brokers’ new offices in Caerphilly town centre. The company, which originally started in a Caerphilly-based enterprise scheme,...
Tribute has been paid in the House of Commons to a great unsung hero of the Labour Party. Morgan Phillips, from Bargoed in the Rhymney Valley, rose through the ranks of the Labour movement to become the Labour Party’s General Secretary.
A special event was organised by Caerphilly Labour MP Wayne David to promote Morgan Phillips’ recently published memoirs. The event was well attended by Members of the Commons and the House of Lords, as well as members of the history group Labour Heritage. Morgan Phillips’ son also attended and spoke about how he had helped publish his father’s memoirs.
After an introduction by Wayne David, Nick Thomas-Symonds, MP for Torfaen and a distinguished historian, spoke about Morgan Phillips’ huge contribution to the Labour Party. Nick explained that Morgan Phillips was the Party’s General Secretary from 1944 to 1962 and why this was a crucial time in the Labour Party’s history. Morgan Phillips also chaired the Socialist International after the Second World War, when socialist and social democratic parties were re-establishing themselves after the war.
Wayne David said, “This was a very special event. I am pleased that the important work of Morgan Phillips has been recognised and that we are celebrating his impressive achievements. Morgan Phillips was a real giant in the Labour movement. He spent the formative years of his life in Bargoed and he was a man who never forgot his roots, nor the principles which gave direction to his entire life”.
The book, a picture of which can be seen above, has been published by Spokesman and copies are available from www.spokesmanbooks.com priced £14.99
Tribute has been paid in the House of Commons to a great unsung hero of the Labour Party. Morgan Phillips, from Bargoed in the Rhymney Valley, rose through the ranks...