Wayne David

Member of Parliament for Caerphilly

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Bronwen Morgan

Wayne David, Labour MP for Caerphilly, has given his ‘full support’ to a call for a public inquiry to be held into why contaminated blood was given to NHS patients during the 1970s and 1980s.

The petition, with many thousands of signatures, was presented to 10, Downing Street, by Bronwen Morgan.  Bronwen is 15 years of age and lives in Nelson and is one of Mr David’s constituents.  The petition was presented on Wednesday 21 June.

Bronwen’s father passed away after being an NHS patient who received contaminated blood products.

Mr David said, "Bronwen was extremely brave.  She was not intimidated by taking the petition to Downing Street.  She feels very strongly about this issue and I fully agree with her.  It is vital to get to the bottom of this terrible outrage."

In the 70s and 80s over 4,500 people with bleeding disorders were multiply-infected with a range of blood-borne viruses including Hepatitis C and HIV via their treatment with contaminated blood products.

Government, pharmaceutical companies and clinicians were aware of the risks posed by the products but did not inform patients and ignored all safety warnings.

In the photograph above, Wayne David is with Bronwen and her mother, Janet.

Wayne David MP supports Downing Street petition for public inquiry into contaminated blood

Wayne David, Labour MP for Caerphilly, has given his ‘full support’ to a call for a public inquiry to be held into why contaminated blood was given to NHS patients...

Tesco Customer Engagement Centre

Local Labour politicians have said the announcement to close Tesco House in north Cardiff could have “profound consequences” for Caerphilly constituents.  

Tesco have said are consulting on plans to close Tesco House, putting 1,200 jobs at risk, with call centre operations moving to Dundee site where 200 jobs will be created.

Hefin David AM and Wayne David MP said they were intent on working with the USDAW Trade Union to offer any support they could. In a joint statement they said, “Tesco House is situated only a few miles outside the Caerphilly constituency and this announcement will have negative consequences for all Caerphilly constituents working there. USDAW have informed us at least one hundred of the 1,200 employees live in the Caerphilly constituency and naturally we’re extremely concerned by the impact of these job losses on all families concerned. We will be working closely with the union to support our constituents in any way we can”.     

A spokesperson for USDAW said; “We will now enter into consultation talks with the company over the coming weeks to look at the business case for the proposed closure. Our priorities are to keep as many members as possible in employment, whether that is with Tesco or other local employers, and to get the best possible deal for our members. In the meantime we are providing the help, advice and support Usdaw members need through this process.”

Fears for “at least one hundred” constituents jobs after Tesco closure announcement

Local Labour politicians have said the announcement to close Tesco House in north Cardiff could have “profound consequences” for Caerphilly constituents.   Tesco have said are consulting on plans to...

Winter Fuel Payments

Nearly 14,000 pensioners living in the Caerphilly constituency could lose their Winter Fuel Payments under plans set out in the Conservative Party’s manifesto, new research has revealed.

In their manifesto, it was made clear that a future Conservative Government would introduce means testing for pensioners receiving Winter Fuel Payments.

New research, which has been published by Welsh Labour, shows that 13,730 pensioners in the Caerphilly constituency could lose their Winter Fuel Payments if means testing is introduced. This is 80% of the pensioners who currently receive the payments.

The Conservatives have also said that they will scrap the Triple Lock on state pensions after 2020. However, Welsh Labour have made clear that they will keep the Triple Lock, which guarantees that pensions increase by at least 2.5% every year.

Wayne David, Welsh Labour candidate for Caerphilly, said, “It is clear from their plans that pensioners are set to lose out if the Tories win the general election on 8 June. Their proposals to introduce means testing on Winter Fuel Payments could see 80% of pensioners living in the Caerphilly constituency lose this vital financial support that is needed to help heat homes in the winter.

“I also oppose the Conservatives’ plans to scrap the Triple Lock on state pensions after 2020. I believe that it is essential pensioners have a secure and dignified retirement. That is why, if I am re-elected as the Member of Parliament for Caerphilly, I will support legislation to keep the Triple Lock on state pensions over the lifetime of the next parliament. This would mean that pensions will rise each year by average earnings, inflation or 2.5%, whichever is the highest.”

Tories would cut Winter Fuel Payments from nearly 14,000 Caerphilly pensioners

Nearly 14,000 pensioners living in the Caerphilly constituency could lose their Winter Fuel Payments under plans set out in the Conservative Party’s manifesto, new research has revealed.


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