Tribute has been paid in the House of Commons to a great unsung hero of the Labour Party. Morgan Phillips, from Bargoed in the Rhymney Valley, rose through the ranks of the Labour movement to become the Labour Party’s General Secretary.
Sharron Jones, a Caerphilly resident, has succeeded in having her benefit restored by the Department for Work and Pensions.
Wayne David, MP for Caerphilly, has given his full support to the Volunteer Committee who are working to ‘breathe new life’ into the Caerphilly Workmen’s Hall.
At a packed meeting of almost 100 women in Ystrad Mynach, which was organised by Wayne David MP, there were calls for a determined campaign against the injustice done to women born in the 1950s affected by changes to the state pension laws in 2011. The Government are raising the state retirement age for women from 60 to 65/66.
Wayne David, Labour MP for Caerphilly, has reacted angrily to the announcement by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to relocate staff from five offices, including Caerphilly, to a new hub in Treforest.
Wayne David MP visited Nicola Downie Florists in Cardiff Road Cardiff to hear more about initiatives taken by local business woman Nicola to reduce the volume of plastics used by the shop.
Wayne David, MP for Caerphilly, is encouraging young people in his Caerphilly constituency to enter the Royal Navy’s Naval Engineering competition. The Royal Navy is asking young people to design a vessel that can rescue 1,000 people from the sea. Prizes for the best designs are worth up to £1,000.
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.
Beechgrove Social Club in Penpedairheol, Hengoed, has secured a substantial reduction in a penalty from the Pension Regulator which threatened the club’s closure.
In November, Westminster held the annual “UK Parliament Week”.
Parliament Week provides the opportunity to foster closer engagement between the public and their Parliament by promoting what it means to people, and their local communities.