Wayne David

Member of Parliament for Caerphilly

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President Trump and Theresa May in the White House

Wayne David, Labour MP for Caerphilly, has said that he is “pleased” that President Trump has decided not to come to Britain for the opening of the new American Embassy.

While President Trump has been invited to the UK by the Prime Minister, Mr David hopes that the President will recognise that he will not receive “a warm welcome” in Britain and therefore not come to the UK.

Wayne David said, “President Trump’s attitudes, prejudices and comments are unacceptable to most British people. To turn a blind eye and welcome him to Britain would be giving Trump a respect he does not deserve. Racism, bigotry, sexism and intolerance are just some of the things of which Trump is guilty. I therefore hope that he will not set foot on British soil.”

“Trump is not welcome in Britain”, says Wayne David

Wayne David, Labour MP for Caerphilly, has said that he is “pleased” that President Trump has decided not to come to Britain for the opening of the new American Embassy....

Airbus A400M

Wayne David MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for the Armed Forces and Defence Procurement, has strongly attacked the Government’s defence procurement policy in an article published on the Fabian Society website.

Wayne David argues that too many contracts have been given to the United States rather than there being investment in Britain’s industrial capacity.

The article also argues that a new definition of ‘value for money’ ought to be used in government decisions about the awarding of defence contracts. Instead of a short term policy of going for the cheapest, the Government ought to be taking a long term strategic approach, seeing defence procurement as a central part of a wider part of regional policy.

Wayne David said, “It is vital that Sovereign Capability is reinforced and extended. Wherever possible the Government ought to invest in British research and development and manufacturing. It is also vital that we have a broader definition of what constitutes ‘value for money’. Britain’s defence industry must become an essential motor for our regions and for the British economy as a whole.

“Under Labour, the defence industry will become an integral part of Labour’s broader industrial strategy and will help to lay the basis for Britain to be truly a force for good in the world.”

To read the article on the Fabian Society website please click here.

Labour’s Shadow Defence Minister attacks Tories’ ‘off-the-shelf’ purchasing policy

Wayne David MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for the Armed Forces and Defence Procurement, has strongly attacked the Government’s defence procurement policy in an article published on the Fabian Society website....

Guide Dogs - Santa Paws

Wayne David MP met with staff, volunteers and puppies from the charity Guide Dogs to receive a Christmas gift, to thank him for his support this year. 

The charity set up a makeshift grotto in Parliament to hand out messages of thanks to Wayne David and other MP who have supported the charity in 2017. The gift, a miniature stocking, was filled with Christmas messages from people from the Caerphilly constituency highlighting Guide Dogs’ campaign for a national law on pavement parking.

Wayne David commented: “It was a pleasure to meet the guide dog pups in training and receive my thank you stocking from Guide Dogs.

“Pavement parking is a real problem in Caerphilly. Not only does it pose a danger to people with sight loss, it is a potentially dangerous obstacle for wheelchair and mobility scooter users as well as people with pushchairs.” 

Speaking after the Wayne David received his gift, Guide Dogs Campaigns Manager James White said: “We are very grateful for all of the support that Members of Parliament give to Guide Dogs.

“As well as saying thank you to Wayne for his help this year, we used this opportunity to raise awareness about the dangers of parking on pavements and to call for a change in the law.”

In the above photo of Wayne at the makeshift grotto, he can be seen with puppy walker Lynn and five-month-old guide dog puppy Barnaby. 

Wayne David gets a visit from Guide Dogs’ Santa Paws

Wayne David MP met with staff, volunteers and puppies from the charity Guide Dogs to receive a Christmas gift, to thank him for his support this year. 


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