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Harry Andrews

Harry Andrews, the former Gilfach councillor and Leader of Caerphilly County Borough Council, passed away last night. 

Following the announcement of this sad news, Wayne David, MP for Caerphilly, has issued this statement:

“I was very sad to hear that Harry Andrews had passed away. I knew Harry well and I was always impressed with his kindness, understanding and commitment to his local community of Gilfach. He was a brilliant councillor and a thoroughly decent man. He was always loyal to the Labour Party and epitomised the very best in public service. He will be missed by everyone who had the privilege of knowing him.”

Harry Andrews

Harry Andrews, the former Gilfach councillor and Leader of Caerphilly County Borough Council, passed away last night. 

Wayne David hosting the Brain Tumour Awareness Month information drop-in for MPs

 

Wayne David, Labour MP for Caerphilly, has joined up with The Brain Tumour Charity to host an event in the Houses of Parliament for Brain Tumour Awareness Month.

March is Brain Tumour Awareness Month and the information session for MPs was held to highlight the shocking fact that brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and people under the age of 40 in the UK. Brain tumours also, on average, reduce life expectancy by 20 years.

In November, Wayne David raised the case in Prime Minister’s Questions of his constituent Sharron Jones who had a malignant brain tumour removed 20 years ago. As a consequence, Sharron continues to suffer from severe headaches and back and neck pains. Despite experiencing no improvement in her condition, Sharron has been faced with a reduction in her benefit payments.

Since raising Sharron’s case in the House of Commons, Mr David has been working with The Brain Tumour Charity as they aim to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of brain tumours in children and young people to assist with their earlier diagnosis. If brain tumours are diagnosed earlier this will help reduce long-term disabilities and save lives.

Speaking after the event in Westminster, Wayne David said, “It was a real pleasure to host this successful information session and I am pleased that so many MPs turned up to find out more and give their support to such a worthwhile cause.

“The case of my constituent Sharron Jones, which I raised in the House of Commons in November, shows that our benefits system needs to be reformed to protect the most vulnerable in our communities, including those affected by brain tumours”.

The Brain Tumour Charity is at the forefront of the fight to defeat brain tumours, making a difference every day to the lives of people with a brain tumour and their families. It funds pioneering research to increase survival, raises awareness of the symptoms and effects of brain tumours and provides support for everyone affected.

It funds and promotes the UK-wide HeadSmart campaign, raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of brain tumours in children and young people to make earlier diagnosis a reality.

For more information about the charity or its work please go to its website: www.thebraintumourcharity.org

Wayne David brings together MPs in support of Brain Tumour Awareness Month

  Wayne David, Labour MP for Caerphilly, has joined up with The Brain Tumour Charity to host an event in the Houses of Parliament for Brain Tumour Awareness Month. March...

Plasticus the whale visits Parliament to highlight plastic pollution

 

Wayne David MP is encouraging people living in the Caerphilly constituency to ‘pass on plastics’ by giving his support to a campaign to reduce the use of single-use plastics.

The #PassOnPlastics campaign is urging people to commit to making simple changes that will help to cut down on the amount of single-use plastics we all use. These changes include buying loose fruit from supermarkets instead of fruit in a plastic bag, no longer using plastic cutlery or taking their own re-usable cup when go people go to their favourite coffee shop.

Making these simple changes will reduce the amount of plastic pollution and make a huge difference to ocean health. Research by the #PassOnPlastics campaign shows that there are currently 5 trillion pieces of plastic in the world’s oceans. This figure grows by around 8 million tonnes every year.

The #PassOnPlastics campaign was launched by Sky Ocean Rescue last year and it aims to shine a spotlight on the issues of ocean health, particularly regarding single-use plastic, and inspire people to make small changes. As part of the campaign, earlier this week Plasticus, the Sky Ocean Rescue whale visited Parliament, as can be seen in the photograph above. The whale is made from a quarter of a ton plastic, which is the amount of plastic that enters our oceans each and every second.

Mr David has committed to do his bit to reduce the amount of single-use plastic he uses in his daily life. He has also given his support to a separate campaign to make the Houses of Parliament plastic free.

Mr David said, “The Welsh Government led the way in 2011 when Wales was the first part of the UK to introduce a charge for single-use carrier bags. It is now important we all look at ways to reduce our plastic consumption.

“The recent BBC series Blue Planet 2 showed exactly why our oceans and seas are so important. It also showed the devastating impact plastics pollution is having on sea life and why we must all do what can to protect it”.

‘It’s time to pass on plastics’, says local MP

  Wayne David MP is encouraging people living in the Caerphilly constituency to ‘pass on plastics’ by giving his support to a campaign to reduce the use of single-use plastics....


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