Wayne David

Member of Parliament for Caerphilly

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Westminster Dog of the Year

Wayne David, MP for Caerphilly, has entered his dog, Alice, to be the 2017 Westminster Dog of the Year.

Alice is a 6 year old Cavachon and is frequently to be seen in the Bedwas and Caerphilly area where Mr David and his wife regularly take her for a walk.

Wayne David is urging his constituents to vote for Alice on the Westminster Dog of the Year section on The Kennel Club's website by clicking here.

The MP for Caerphilly said “Alice is a lovely, friendly dog, but there is a serious reason behind the competition. Its purpose is to give a higher profile to animal welfare issues generally and dog related issues in particular.  For example, I would like to see firmer controls on puppy farms and bigger fines for individuals convicted of organising dog fighting.  I also fully support the need for proper dog training and dog socialisation”. 

The winners of the online competition as well as the overall judges’ choice for Westminster Dog of the Year will be announced on Thursday 26 October.

Vote for Alice to be Westminster Dog of the Year

Wayne David, MP for Caerphilly, has entered his dog, Alice, to be the 2017 Westminster Dog of the Year.

Armed Forces

Wayne David, Labour’s Shadow Defence Minister and MP for Caerphilly, has called on the Government to lift the 1% pay cap on the salaries of Armed Forces personnel.

Mr David was speaking in a Westminster Hall debate which had been called by the Labour Party on the subject of Armed Forces pay. 

Members of the Armed Forces had their pay frozen in 2011-2012 and since 2013 it has risen by just 1%, as a result of the public sector pay cap imposed by the Government. New research obtained by Labour’s Shadow Defence team for today’s debate shows that, as a result of the pay cap, the starting salary of an Army Private is down 5.3% in real terms since 2010. This amounts to a cut of more than £1000 a year. 

Record numbers of personnel are now leaving the Armed Forces and pay has been identified as a key reason for this. 

Labour has made it clear that it would lift the 1% public sector pay cap and allow the Armed Forces Pay Review Body to make recommendations on pay rises for our Armed Forces personnel without that restriction. 

Speaking after the debate, Mr David said “The Armed Forces as a whole face a crisis of recruitment and retention. Whilst other public sector workers have trade unions to speak up for them, our Armed Forces do not. Today’s debate was an important way of giving our service personnel a voice. 

“It is vital that our Forces and their families are properly looked after. After years of pay restraint, morale among our dedicated Armed Forces has plummeted. The Conservative Government needs to lift the 1% pay cap on their salaries and demonstrate to our brave men and women that they are valued.”

Wayne David calls for the scrapping of the cap on Armed Forces pay

Wayne David, Labour’s Shadow Defence Minister and MP for Caerphilly, has called on the Government to lift the 1% pay cap on the salaries of Armed Forces personnel.

House of Commons

Wayne David, Labour MP for Caerphilly and Frontbencher, has strongly attacked the Conservative Government's European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. He has indicated that he will vote against the Bill's Second Reading tonight.

Mr David said that he fully accepts the vote in the referendum to leave the European Union, but he could not support the Bill because it amounted to an undemocratic power grab by the minority Conservative Government.

 Wayne David explained to the House of Commons that if the Government wanted to introduce a law to simply take Britain out of the EU it could do so, but it has chosen to have a piece of legislation which takes power away from Parliament and the devolved institutions. The Welsh Assembly and the Scottish Parliament will lose out he said.

 Speaking in the Second Reading debate, Mr David said: “Unfortunately, it is difficult to avoid the conclusion that this Bill has as its primary objective, not so much withdrawing Britain from the EU, but concentrating as much power as possible in the hands of a feeble minority government headed by a caretaker Prime Minister.

 “Under the cloak of leaving the EU, this Government is seeking to emasculate this House and centralise power in its own hands. Rather than looking forward to a new and positive relationship with the EU, this Bill takes us back to the days when the UK was centralised and inward looking. That is why I will vote against this Bill and I believe it is the right thing to do.”

To read the full speech by Wayne David in the Second Reading debate of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill please click here.

Wayne David savages “undemocratic” Brexit Bill

Wayne David, Labour MP for Caerphilly and Frontbencher, has strongly attacked the Conservative Government's European Union (Withdrawal) Bill. He has indicated that he will vote against the Bill's Second Reading...


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