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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,...

Speaking in Parliament, Geraint Davies said, “We are here to talk about market economics. If the UK leaves the single market—the most developed free market in the world—the EEA and the EU, which has 66 bilateral trade agreements, it will be the greatest withdrawal from free trade in UK history. The reality is that we are not turning towards free trade; we are turning away from free trade and proper trade for the good of our economy.


“People say that we can turn away and have our own trade relations with, for instance, the United States, but as we have already seen in the case of Bombardier, the United States will not think twice about imposing tariffs.

 

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If we leave the house, better to live in the shed than the garden

Speaking in Parliament, Geraint Davies said, “We are here to talk about market economics. If the UK leaves the single market—the most developed free market in the world—the EEA and...

Geraint Davies, Labour MP for Swansea West, has been meeting residents at Somerset Place angry at 30 year old windows causing damp, noise, cold & big bills, due to Pobl Group (previously Gwalia) Housing Association neglect.


Said Geraint Davies MP, ‘I’ve written to Pobl in previous years but they’ve failed to take action, so it’s time to increase the pressure. Pobl Housing are supported by the taxpayer and can’t get away with a second rate service that makes their tenants cold, damp, sick and out of pocket whilst unable to sleep and frightened of drunken intruders. I will fight alongside Swansea residents until they live up to their responsibilities.”

 

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Swansea Residents Angry at Housing Association Neglect

Geraint Davies, Labour MP for Swansea West, has been meeting residents at Somerset Place angry at 30 year old windows causing damp, noise, cold & big bills, due to Pobl...

The Clean Air Bill, presented today by Geraint Davies MP in Parliament, is the first Private Members’ Bill to be presented on Budget Day since Tony Benn’s Chesterfield Borough Council (General Powers) Bill, in 1986.

 

Geraint Davies said

 

“I am pleased that 31 years after Tony Benn presented his Bill on Budget Day, I have the support of his son Hilary Benn for my Clean Air Bill today.

 

“The timing of the Bill will underline the critical importance of tackling premature deaths from air pollution in Britain, and I hope that as the Budget is billed as ‘the most boring ever’, it will help my Bill get a clean airing.

 

“40,000 people die prematurely from diesel pollution each year in the UK, according to the Royal College of Physicians, at a cost of £20 billion a year. It’s time for the Government to take decisive action. The big fear is that the Government will try to escape through the Brexit door, to avoid having to fulfil EU air quality standards, which have seen them in the dock of the High Court on four occasions, guilty as charged.

 

“My Bill has cross-party from over twenty MPs including the Lib Dem’s Tim Farron, SNP’s John McNally, and Conservative Derek Thomas. It comes ahead of a joint select committee inquiry on air pollution, and sets a blueprint for the UK’s new air quality strategy.”

 

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Clean Air Bill: First Private Members’ Bill on Budget Day in 31 years

The Clean Air Bill, presented today by Geraint Davies MP in Parliament, is the first Private Members’ Bill to be presented on Budget Day since Tony Benn’s Chesterfield Borough Council...

Geraint Davies, MP for Swansea West, yesterday hosted Swansea Council, Peers and other MPs to back Swansea’s bid to be crowned City of Culture 2021.

 

The reception was held in Parliament, and saw musical performances from 23-year-old Swansea-born pianist and composer Ify Iwobi, a 2016 young Welsh musician of the year; as well as the backing of artist Sir Peter Blake, best known for co-creating the world-famous sleeve design for the Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The event was opened by Geraint Davies and saw speeches from Rob Stewart, leader of Swansea Council, and Alun Cairns, Secretary of State for Wales.

 

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.

 

“I was delighted to welcome representatives from Swansea to showcase our bid to Parliamentarians, ahead of the judges’ decision next month. I will continue to campaign in Parliament for recognition of Swansea’s rich cultural history, and I hope that this recognition will take the form of being crowned UK City of Culture 2021.”

Swansea MP hosts Parliamentary launch for City of Culture Bid

Geraint Davies, MP for Swansea West, yesterday hosted Swansea Council, Peers and other MPs to back Swansea’s bid to be crowned City of Culture 2021.   The reception was held...

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