Wayne David, Labour Member of Parliament for Caerphilly, has welcomed the decision not to place telecommunications masts in a residential area of Bargoed.
Some time ago I was approached by a constituent whose son had been killed in a car accident. The constituent explained to me how his son had died, along with two other young men, after a car in which they had been passengers crashed into a roadside telegraph post.
On 7 February, Caerphilly Labour MP Wayne David spoke in a debate in the House of Commons on the need to change the law on careless and dangerous driving. This followed an accident that caused the death of three of his constituents. Mr David believes that the sentence given to the defendant in this case was not, in any away, proportionate to the offence.
Wayne David, Labour MP for Caerphilly, has been granted an adjournment debate in the House of Commons. The debate was on the Government’s consultation on driving offences and penalties relating to causing death or serious injury.
Morgan Jones, the Labour MP for Caerphilly from 1921 until 1939, is having a plaque in his honour unveiled in his home town of Bargoed.
The stone plaque is a replacement for the bronze plaque which was stolen some years ago. The plaque has been placed to the entrance to Bargoed Park at the top of Upper Wood Street by Caerphilly County Borough Council. It will be unveiled at midday on Friday 20 January by Borough Mayor and Bargoed Councillor Dianne Price.
On 23 June there will be a crucial vote about whether Britain should stay in the European Union. I will be voting remain for a number of practical reasons.
The other week I had a very interesting meeting with Professor Steven Fothergill of Sheffield Hallam University. We talked about the needs of former coalfield areas, especially South Wales. We both agreed that the problems that many of our former coal mining communities experience have their origins in the nature of the long and painful decline of the coal mining industry.