Wayne David

Member of Parliament for Caerphilly

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Macmillan Coffee Morning

Wayne David, Labour MP for Caerphilly, has attended the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in Parliament to show his support for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The event coincided with the publication of a new report by Macmillan that highlighted the challenges people face after cancer treatment ends. 

The Coffee Morning in Westminster followed on from the annual World’s Biggest Morning Coffee Morning with events held across the country. Last year over £29 million was raised for Macmillan and it is the charity’s biggest fundraising event of the year. This year Mr David attended a Coffee Morning in support of Macmillan at Mount Carmel in Caerphilly. 

As well as raising money for Macmillan, the aim of the Coffee Morning is to encourage people to get together and talk about all the issues people living with cancer have to deal with. This year there has also been a focus on highlighting the physical and emotional challenges that people can face after finishing cancer treatment. 

Research published by Macmillan shows that around one in three people are still struggling with their physical wellbeing up to two years after their treatment has ended. The research also reveals that a third of people who have completed treatment in the last two years say their emotional wellbeing is still affected.

 Speaking after attending the Coffee Morning for MPs in Parliament, Mr David said, “Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is a fantastic annual fixture and it is always really well supported throughout the Caerphilly constituency. I was really glad to have the opportunity to attend this extra event in Parliament to pay tribute to the excellent work that Macmillan Cancer Support do for those affected by cancer and their families.

 “As more people survive after being diagnosed and treated for cancer, it is important that they receive the practical, physical and emotional support they need, both during and after their treatment.”

Wayne David supports Macmillan’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Wayne David, Labour MP for Caerphilly, has attended the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in Parliament to show his support for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Ballot box

Wayne David, Labour MP for Caerphilly has criticised the parliamentary boundary proposals, which will cut the number of Welsh MPs by more than a quarter, as "gerrymandering".

These proposals have been published by the independent Boundary Commission for Wales, using a ‘formula’ that was put in place by the previous Tory-led Coalition Government.

As a result, constituency boundaries will change across the UK, reducing the size of the House of Commons from 650 to 600 seats. However, it is Wales that is set to the biggest proportional change in its representation in Parliament, with number of MPs set to fall from 40 to 29.

Speaking after the proposed changes had been published Mr David said, "Wales is to lose 11 parliamentary seats. This makes it inevitable that many of the new seats have little integrity. This is the worst kind of political gerrymandering. The Labour Party will lose the most seats because Wales is a Labour stronghold.

 “But it is unlikely that this boundary review will be implemented because it will hit the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and they are the Government's partners."

Wayne David slams boundary changes

Wayne David, Labour MP for Caerphilly has criticised the parliamentary boundary proposals, which will cut the number of Welsh MPs by more than a quarter, as "gerrymandering".

Universal Credit

Wayne David, MP for Caerphilly, is calling for the Government to put a moratorium on the further roll out of its new benefits system known as Universal Credit.

Despite all the problems experienced with the programme to date the Tory Government has indicated its intention to press ahead with the controversial changes. 

Commenting on the decision Wayne David said, “I am dismayed at the Government’s refusal to recognise recent research, which shows that while wages are failing to keep up with inflation, cuts to in-work social security support have meant that most net incomes of recipients have flat-lined in real terms and worsened in a number of cases.”

Under the current programme Universal Credit is scheduled to be rolled out in the Caerphilly area in May 2018.   

Analysis from the House of Commons Library shows that nurses and teachers will be hit particularly hard by the combination of stagnating wages and cuts to social security.

Wayne David MP added, “Many employees, including our key public sector workers who are already penalised by the stubborn refusal of the Government to lift the public sector pay cap, will be dramatically worse off, in real terms, if Universal Credit continues to be rolled out in its current form. 

“That’s why I am echoing the call from the Labour Party for the roll out to be stopped whist urgent reform and redesign of Universal Credit is undertaken.”

Caerphilly MP calls for moratorium on rollout of Universal Credit

Wayne David, MP for Caerphilly, is calling for the Government to put a moratorium on the further roll out of its new benefits system known as Universal Credit.


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