Wayne David

Member of Parliament for Caerphilly

Articles/Erthyglau

Keeping our local pubs afloat

Keeping our pubs afloat was the title of an event I recently attended in Westminster hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group.

The Group, which was founded in 1993, has amongst its aims the promotion of the wholesomeness and enjoyment of beer and the unique role of pubs in the UK, and their value to tourism; to broaden recognition of the contribution of brewing and pubs to employment and to the UK economy; to promote understanding of the social responsibility exercised by the brewing industry and to promote a positive future for beer and the pub.

Keeping our local pubs afloat

Keeping our pubs afloat was the title of an event I recently attended in Westminster hosted by the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group. The Group, which was founded in 1993,... Read more

Armed Forces pay

In Parliament recently I was pleased to respond to an important debate on Armed Forces Pay.

Armed Forces pay - lifting the pay cap

In Parliament recently I was pleased to respond to an important debate on Armed Forces Pay. Read more

UK and US relations

I have recently returned from a visit to the United States of America.  I left the country with a very clear opinion of the country’s President, Donald Trump.

The USA and President Trump

I have recently returned from a visit to the United States of America.  I left the country with a very clear opinion of the country’s President, Donald Trump. Read more

League Against Cruel Sports - animal welfare

I strongly believe that the humane treatment of all animals should be a hallmark of any civilised society and it is important to send out a strong and powerful message that animal cruelty must stop.

Animal welfare

I strongly believe that the humane treatment of all animals should be a hallmark of any civilised society and it is important to send out a strong and powerful message... Read more

Brexit

Across the country, the general election produced a result which many did not expect. But what has not changed is the fact that Brexit will dominate the political agenda for the foreseeable future.

Brexit

Across the country, the general election produced a result which many did not expect. But what has not changed is the fact that Brexit will dominate the political agenda for... Read more

House of Commons

As I write, it is unclear if Theresa May will be successful in cobbling together an arrangement with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) which will allow her to form a government.  If she does form a government it will be important to scrutinise the agreement between the Conservatives and the DUP and I will be particularly concerned about three things. 

My priorities for this Parliament

As I write, it is unclear if Theresa May will be successful in cobbling together an arrangement with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) which will allow her to form a... Read more

Welsh Labour Conference 2017

"Will you please listen carefully conference?

"£640,000, £120,000, £75,000 and £800,000. I am contributing to a continuation of a debate about Europe, so you might think that those huge sums are grants to Wales from the European Structural Funds. Nope. These sums are how much the former Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne received in payments before it was announced that he is to be the editor of the London Evening Standard, with a salary estimated at over £250,000 a year.

"I mention that because at a time when Wales is in very real danger of losing European funds, there are certain Tories who are laughing all the way to the bank.

Europe speech at Welsh Labour Conference

"Will you please listen carefully conference? "£640,000, £120,000, £75,000 and £800,000. I am contributing to a continuation of a debate about Europe, so you might think that those huge sums... Read more

Westminster Bridge terrorist attack

I am writing this piece the morning after the terrorist attack on Parliament. As I put pen to paper police officers are re-opening Westminster Bridge, over which my Parliamentary office looks. This is the bridge where yesterday two people lost their lives and nearly 30 people were injured, many of them seriously, and along which I myself walk to and from Parliament every day.

Democracy and freedom under attack

I am writing this piece the morning after the terrorist attack on Parliament. As I put pen to paper police officers are re-opening Westminster Bridge, over which my Parliamentary office... Read more

Driving offences law change

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.

The inadequacy of the law on careless and dangerous driving

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... Read more

Ballot box

These days many people are cynical about politics and politicians. All too often I, like everyone else, hear people say “politicians are only in it for themselves” and that they are “all the same”. Not only are such sentiments widespread in Britain, but they are heard in most western democracies.

 

The danger of populism

These days many people are cynical about politics and politicians. All too often I, like everyone else, hear people say “politicians are only in it for themselves” and that they... Read more

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