Wayne David

Labour MP for Caerphilly

Articles/Erthyglau

David Cameron and George Osborne

The summer saw the Labour Party focusing on its internal leadership election.  Now that is over, Labour, as a whole, must turn its attention to opposing the most reactionary Tory Government this country has seen since Margaret Thatcher.

Taking on the Tories

The summer saw the Labour Party focusing on its internal leadership election.  Now that is over, Labour, as a whole, must turn its attention to opposing the most reactionary Tory... Read more

Heathrow Airport expansion

The debate about whether there should be an expansion of Heathrow Airport or Gatwick Airport may seem of little relevance to South Wales and Caerphilly.  This is not the case.

The importance of Heathrow

The debate about whether there should be an expansion of Heathrow Airport or Gatwick Airport may seem of little relevance to South Wales and Caerphilly.  This is not the case.... Read more

Individual Electoral Registration

Last week, the Government quietly slipped out a written statement saying that the start date for full Individual Electoral Registration (IER) would be brought forward by one year. Instead of IER beginning in December 2016, the Government wants the transition to IER to end in December 2015.

The Tories’ most recent attack on democracy

Last week, the Government quietly slipped out a written statement saying that the start date for full Individual Electoral Registration (IER) would be brought forward by one year. Instead of... Read more

House of Commons

On the face of it, ‘English Votes for English Laws (EVEL)’ might seem perfectly sensible.  Surely, as the Conservative Government argues, in this time of devolution, English MPs cannot have a ‘vote’ on some laws in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, so why should the MPs from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have a say on laws for England?

Why EVEL is evil

On the face of it, ‘English Votes for English Laws (EVEL)’ might seem perfectly sensible.  Surely, as the Conservative Government argues, in this time of devolution, English MPs cannot have... Read more

Operation Jasmine

Soon after I was elected in 2001 a number of my constituents expressed concern about how their relatives were being treated in some of the privately run care homes in South East Wales. The police made enquiries and having received many other complaints the Government set up Operation Jasmine – a Home Office funded inquiry into elder abuse.

Operation Jasmine into elder abuse

Soon after I was elected in 2001 a number of my constituents expressed concern about how their relatives were being treated in some of the privately run care homes in... Read more

Velothon

A few weekends ago we saw 15,000 cyclists from all over Britain and Europe passing through Caerphilly. This was part of the Velothon and for Wales and South East Wales generally this was a good news story. It put Wales on the international map in a positive way and it gave a boost to the Welsh economy.

The Velothon

A few weekends ago we saw 15,000 cyclists from all over Britain and Europe passing through Caerphilly. This was part of the Velothon and for Wales and South East Wales... Read more

The general election result was a surprise nationally, if not in Caerphilly.  All the opinion polls and the political pundits were wrong in predicting a hung Parliament.  The lesson is clear - never trust the so-called experts and don’t believe the opinion polls.

After the election

The general election result was a surprise nationally, if not in Caerphilly.  All the opinion polls and the political pundits were wrong in predicting a hung Parliament.  The lesson is... Read more

Local Development Plan

One of the most important issues facing the Caerphilly Borough is the future shape of housing development.

Local Development Plan

One of the most important issues facing the Caerphilly Borough is the future shape of housing development. Read more

 Against intolerance

One of the most worrying trends in this country, and indeed throughout the world, is increasing intolerance.  Intolerance of people who hold certain political views and religious beliefs, and intolerance of those who are simply different.

Against intolerance

  One of the most worrying trends in this country, and indeed throughout the world, is increasing intolerance.  Intolerance of people who hold certain political views and religious beliefs, and... Read more

Heads of the Valleys

 

The South Wales Valleys have felt the impact of the coalition Government’s policies more than any other part of the United Kingdom.  Low pay, zero-hour contracts and part-time work have undermined the standard of living of thousands of people in the Valleys, and the Government’s Welfare Reforms have been a way of cutting benefits to some of the poorest in society.

Valleys Forward

  The South Wales Valleys have felt the impact of the coalition Government’s policies more than any other part of the United Kingdom.  Low pay, zero-hour contracts and part-time work... Read more

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