Wayne David

Member of Parliament for Caerphilly

Articles/Erthyglau

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

Russia and NATO

As a former History teacher, I strongly believe that knowing about our past is vitally important. To learn about the history of our predecessors is, of course, extremely interesting and history provides us with a sense of belonging and identity. But studying history is also important because we can learn lessons from the past.

Learning from history

As a former History teacher, I strongly believe that knowing about our past is vitally important. To learn about the history of our predecessors is, of course, extremely interesting and... Read more

Heathrow Airport

After much delay and prevarication the Government has finally given the go-ahead to a third runway at Heathrow Airport. Few doubt the need for one of Britain’s major airports to be expanded and the big choice was between expanding Heathrow or Gatwick. Located to the north west of London, from a Welsh perspective, Heathrow was always the much better option.

Heathrow Airport expansion is good for Wales

After much delay and prevarication the Government has finally given the go-ahead to a third runway at Heathrow Airport. Few doubt the need for one of Britain’s major airports to... Read more

Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day is an important day for us all. In one way or another we all have, maybe through family and friends, a connection with the Armed Forces. This day has provided a great opportunity for us to show our support to the brave men and women who have served, and continue to serve our nation and who make Caerphilly Borough proud. And this year saw a truly marvellous day in Caerphilly and an impressive service in the town of Rhymney. 

Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day is an important day for us all. In one way or another we all have, maybe through family and friends, a connection with the Armed Forces. This... Read more

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