Wayne David

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Wayne David
MP
Shadow Minister for Europe
In office
11 October 2010 – 7 October 2011
LeaderEd Miliband
Succeeded byEmma Reynolds
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Wales Office
In office
5 October 2008 – May 2010
Prime MinisterGordon Brown
Preceded byHuw Irranca-Davies
Succeeded byDavid Jones
Member of Parliament
for Caerphilly
Incumbent
Assumed office
7 June 2001
Preceded byRon Davies
Majority10,755 (27.8%)
Personal details
Born(1957-07-01) 1 July 1957 (age 55)
Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales
NationalityBritish
Political partyLabour
Spouse(s)Catherine Thomas
Alma materCardiff University, Swansea University
 
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Wayne David
MP
Shadow Minister for Europe
In office
11 October 2010 – 7 October 2011
LeaderEd Miliband
Succeeded byEmma Reynolds
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Wales Office
In office
5 October 2008 – May 2010
Prime MinisterGordon Brown
Preceded byHuw Irranca-Davies
Succeeded byDavid Jones
Member of Parliament
for Caerphilly
Incumbent
Assumed office
7 June 2001
Preceded byRon Davies
Majority10,755 (27.8%)
Personal details
Born(1957-07-01) 1 July 1957 (age 55)
Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales
NationalityBritish
Political partyLabour
Spouse(s)Catherine Thomas
Alma materCardiff University, Swansea University

Wayne David (born 1 July 1957) is a British Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Caerphilly since 2001. He was Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Wales Office from 2008 to 2010. He was appointed on the 11th October 2010 by newly elected labour leader Ed Miliband as Shadow Minister for Europe

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Background

He was born in Bridgend, the son of a teacher and grandson of a coal miner. He grew up in the local village of Cefn Cribwr and later attended Cynffig Comprehensive School before attending University College, Cardiff, where he was awarded a BA in History and Welsh History in 1979. After studying Economic History at University College, Swansea, he returned to Cardiff and qualified as a teacher in 1983 with a PGCE from University College Cardiff. He was awarded the Charles Morgan Prize for Welsh history in 1979.

David taught history at the Brynteg Comprehensive School, Bridgend from 1983, but left in 1985 to begin a political career. He was elected as a councillor to the Cefn Cribw Community Council in 1985, and was its chairman in 1986-7, before standing down in 1990. He became the chairman of War on Want Cymru in 1987, stepping aside in 1989.

Political career

European Parliament

He was elected as a Member of the European Parliament for South Wales in 1989 and served in Europe until 1999. He was the treasurer of the European Parliamentary Labour Party from 1989 to 1991, becoming the leader in 1994 until he left European politics. He stood down to contest the safe Labour constituency of Rhondda in the first National Assembly for Wales elections in 1999. Despite a Labour majority of nearly 25,000 at the 1997 general election, David lost the seat to the Plaid Cymru candidate by a margin of over 2,000 votes.

UK Parliament

David was elected to the Westminster Parliament at the 2001 general election for Labour's safe seat of Caerphilly, following the departure to the National Assembly of the former Secretary of State for Wales Ron Davies. David held a comfortable majority of 14,425, and easily retained the seat in the 2005 general election with an increased majority. He made his maiden speech on 7 June 2001, in which he called for a new hospital in his constituency.[1]

In Parliament, Wayne David has been a member of the European Scutiny, Standards and Privileges and Welsh Affairs Select Committees. In 2005 he was appointed as the Team Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and then subsequently to the then Minister of State, Adam Ingram. He resigned from this position on 6 September 2006, due to the refusal by Tony Blair to name a date for stepping down as Prime Minister. A number of others also resigned, including his fellow Welsh MPs Ian Lucas and Mark Tami. When Gordon Brown succeeded Blair as Prime Minister, Wayne David was promoted to the Government as an Assistant Government Whip to the Department for Work and Pensions. Following Gordon Brown's government reshuffle in October 2008, David was moved to be a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Wales Office. He held this position until Labour left office in May 2010.

Elected representative on the Welsh Executive of the Labour Party from 1981 to 1982 and from 1986 to 1989. He has been a member of the United Nations Association's Cardiff branch since 1989, and was a member of the Labour Party's National Executive Committee for four years from 1994.

Personal life

He has been married to Catherine Thomas since 1991.

Publications

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European Parliament
Preceded by
Win Griffiths
Member of European Parliament for South Wales Central
19891999
Succeeded by
(constituency abolished)
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Ron Davies
Member of Parliament for Caerphilly
2001–present
Incumbent