Wayne David

Member of Parliament for Caerphilly

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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...

Abertridwr Post Office

Wayne David, Labour MP for Caerphilly, has welcomed the re-location of Abertridwr Post Office to the former Panteg Hotel.

Some months ago, Wayne David visited the old post office and held discussions with the Post Office and Shabaz Akramthe owner.

 Wayne David said, “I am delighted that the post office is being re-located in the Panteg Hotel.  This is a central spot in the village and as well as providing excellent facilities for local people, the re-location will help to breathe new life in to a building which has been unused for some time.  I hope the business goes from success to success”.

Wayne David MP welcomes new post office in Abertridwr

Wayne David, Labour MP for Caerphilly, has welcomed the re-location of Abertridwr Post Office to the former Panteg Hotel.

Ballot box

Following enquiries from Wayne David, Labour MP for Caerphilly, South Wales Police have confirmed that they are carrying out an investigation of “scale and significance” into the alleged offences under the Representation of the People Act involving the Conservative Party and telephone calls made by Blue Telecoms, a call centre in Neath.  The calls were made during the recent general election.

In a letter to Mr David, the Assistant Chief Constable of South Wales Police, and his office, have confirmed that the investigation is being carried out by the Economic Crime Unit of South Wales Police who have experience in dealing with “Electoral Integrity Investigations, Supervision and Guidance of them”.

There is no timescale for the investigation because it is of “sufficient scale and significance that South Wales Police are unable to offer any specific timescale”.

The Information Commissioner’s Office has also confirmed that they are “currently investigating the Conservative Party in relation to a possible breach of Regulation 21 of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003”.

Mr David said, “I am pleased that both the police and the Information Commissioner’s Office are conducting detailed investigations.  The allegations that the Conservative Party and Blue Telecoms broke electoral law during a general election campaign are extremely serious and the public need to have confidence in our electoral process.  That is fundamental to our democracy”.

Investigation into the Conservative Party

Following enquiries from Wayne David, Labour MP for Caerphilly, South Wales Police have confirmed that they are carrying out an investigation of “scale and significance” into the alleged offences under...


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