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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...

Geraint Davies MP this month spoke out against an “endemic cultural problem” in
Westminster, in light of a series of sexual harassment allegations against Members of
Parliament.


Speaking on Good Morning Wales, Geraint Davies stated, “The problem we have got is a sort of
endemic cultural problem that has built up over many years, it’s Parliament’s fault to a certain
extent. When I arrived 1997 the background was public school boys who arriving with a
hierarchical view of the world alongside a system where there was no career structure, no
human resources no appraisals no support for staff or even MPs. There needs to be a more
professional approach to people’s progress and a more transparent appraisals and a clarity
over what is reasonable. Some of these things are clearly unreasonable. There have been
advice notes sent out about behaviour and this sort of stuff, but it should be self-evident in
terns of common sense. There are institutional cultural problems which need to be shaken up
professionally.”

Geraint Speaks Out Against “Endemic Cultural Problem” in Westminster

Geraint Davies MP this month spoke out against an “endemic cultural problem” inWestminster, in light of a series of sexual harassment allegations against Members ofParliament. Speaking on Good Morning Wales,...

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