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Today Geraint Davies Labour MP for Swansea West published his Bill to give People the Final Say on the EU Exit Package - a vote to accept the negotiated deal or to maintain the status quo and stay in the EU.

Said Geraint 

“People who voted to leave the EU did so in good faith for more money - £350 million a week for the NHS - Single Market access - to secure jobs and investment - and to ‘Take back control’.

“But now Theresa May’s ‘Bad Friday Agreement’ means every Welsh family must pay thousands towards the EU divorce bill, our Welsh export jobs - that’s 25,000 in Swansea Bay - are at risk from tariffs - and the European Court of Justice will protect the rights of EU citizens but not British people.

“People in Swansea are saying ‘that’s not what we voted for’ . Over half of voters now want a referendum on the Exit Deal as they realise they will face a massive bill, higher prices, lost rights and protections  and an exodus of companies and jobs.

“My Bill pulls the controls from incompetent ministers agreeing shoddy deals behind closed doors and gives the people the Final Say on the Exit Package and the right to stay in the EU if the deal is rejected.

“Wales should not be forced to pay more money just to lose jobs and investment when they voted for the opposite. That’s why we must have the Final Say on the EU Exit Deal and my Bill creates that opportunity.

 

“If you thought the Bad Friday Agreement was Bad the worst is yet to come as the two year transition period is like Death Row as it enables an organised Exit for British companies and lost Welsh jobs.”

 

“The fact that Theresa May was summoned at 5.00 in the morning to be told she must pay €40 billion with no guarantees on trade shows we can’t rely on the Tories to deliver for Britain. It’s time to give the people back control and the opportunity step back from the precipice before it’s too late” 

Final Say on Brexit

Today Geraint Davies Labour MP for Swansea West published his Bill to give People the Final Say on the EU Exit Package - a vote to accept the negotiated deal...

Geraint Davies, MP for Swansea West, challenged the Minister for Work and Pensions this
week on the Government’s cuts to disability benefit, following the recent publication of a UN
report the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.


Speaking in Parliament on Monday, Geraint Davies said: “The UN found that UK cuts disproportionately
hit people with disabilities and fundamentally, systematically and gravely undermine
their human rights, so will the Minister ensure today that personal independence payment,
employment and support allowance and universal credit are all brought into line with the UN
conventions on fundamental human rights, so that people are treated fairly and with dignity,
instead of with discrimination and cruelty?”

Disability cuts ‘breach UN standards’, says Swansea MP

Geraint Davies, MP for Swansea West, challenged the Minister for Work and Pensions thisweek on the Government’s cuts to disability benefit, following the recent publication of a UNreport the Rights...

One of the UK’s most respected artists plans to back Swansea’s City of Culture bid at a House
of Commons event on Monday 20th November.


Sir Peter Blake, best known for co-creating the world-famous sleeve design for the Beatles'
album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, is due to attend Monday’s Westminster
reception.


The event will see the lifelong Dylan Thomas fan rub shoulders with dozens of other influential
figures from the worlds of culture and politics. They will include 23-year-old Swansea pianist
and composer Ify Iwobi who will perform on keyboard for the gathering.
Monday afternoon’s House of Commons event is being hosted by Geraint Davies MP and
Swansea Council.

Geraint Davies said “Swansea Bay is a global brand thanks to both our football success and as
the birthplace of Wales’ most famous poet, Dylan Thomas. We boast a world class coastline,
two universities and a hall of fame, from Anthony Hopkins to Michael Sheen, and Catherine
Zeta-Jones to Katherine Jenkins.
“Swansea and South West Wales is one of the poorest regions in Europe, and would be given a
rocket boost to further cultural success from being crowned UK City of Culture 2021.”


Attendees are due to include Tate national programmes manager Helen Cooper, peers, MPs,
Swansea Council chief executive Phil Roberts, city arts figures such as Mal Pope and Galerie
Simpson’s Jane Simpson, and key figures from bid partners including the University of Wales
Trinity St David, the Welsh Government and Coastal Housing.

 

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Sir Peter Blake joins Geraint in championing Swansea City of Culture bid in Parliament

One of the UK’s most respected artists plans to back Swansea’s City of Culture bid at a Houseof Commons event on Monday 20th November. Sir Peter Blake, best known for...

Geraint Davies, MP for Swansea West, this month supported a Parliamentary Bill tabled by
Labour colleagues in the House of Commons, which extends the right to vote to sixteen and
seventeen year olds.


Speaking in Parliament, Geraint Davies said, “Young people have been systematically
hammered by the Government’s policies. Investment per pupil has fallen consistently, house
prices are unaffordable, and this is added to excessive student debt and high levels of rent.
The right to vote at 16 would help to shift this balance, giving representation to a group who
currently pay taxes and are eligible to join the armed forces. Extending the franchise in this
way will lead to greater investment and prioritisation of a neglected age group.”

Swansea West MP Backs Parliamentary Votes at 16 Motion

Geraint Davies, MP for Swansea West, this month supported a Parliamentary Bill tabled byLabour colleagues in the House of Commons, which extends the right to vote to sixteen andseventeen year...

Geraint Davies MP has pledged to get on Purple Alert this November for Pancreatic Cancer
Awareness Month to help transform the lives of people affected by pancreatic cancer in
Swansea West.


At a Pancreatic Cancer UK drop-in
event at Westminster, Geraint
Davies MP heard that 93 per cent
of people diagnosed will not
survive five years or more, and
that there has been very little
improvement in survival since the
early 1970s. The charity says that
unless urgent action is taken now,
pancreatic cancer will become
the fourth biggest cancer killer by
2026.
Geraint Davies MP said:
“Tragically, pancreatic cancer
took the lives of 76 people in the

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board area during 2015. It is clear that much
more work is needed to deliver the kind of change which we must see for
people affected, and to achieve the improvements in survival so desperately needed.
“This year, 9,600 people in the UK will receive a pancreatic cancer diagnosis. I want to
encourage everyone in Swansea West to join me in getting on

Geraint Davies MP On Purple Alert To Change The Future For People Affected By Pancreatic Cancer

Geraint Davies MP has pledged to get on Purple Alert this November for Pancreatic CancerAwareness Month to help transform the lives of people affected by pancreatic cancer inSwansea West. At...

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