Geraint Davies – from & for Swansea West – o Abertawe ac yn gweithio dros Abertawe
My family has lived in Swansea for five generations, and I have served as the Member of Parliament for Swansea West since 2010. Since then, thanks to the support and friendship of so many people for my work in Swansea and in Parliament my majority grew from 504 votes to 7000 in 2015.
Swansea is fantastic city with great potential and an outstanding coastline. We have two first class universities – Swansea and Wales, Trinity St. David and are a global brand thanks to Dylan Thomas and our football success. Celebrities like Catherine Zeta Jones, Sir Clive Granger, Harry Secombe, Ian Hislop, Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury and Shane Williams are also from our city.
My job is to help local people, groups and communities in Swansea and to fight for inward investment to give us all a stronger, fairer and more sustainable future.
That’s why I’ve worked so hard to help thousands of people locally and to get the investment we need in our rail system – to improve frequency and speed of our rail services – renewable energy like the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon, and more jobs for our city. We’ve been let down by the Government cutting plans for the electrification of our railways and funding for our Lagoon but the fight goes on to get our fair share to make sure we prosper.
In Parliament my Clean Air Bill is designed to provide a more sustainable future for our transport so 40,000 people no longer die prematurely each year due to diesel fumes in urban centres. My Plastics Bill aims to make producers pay the environmental cost for the plastics they produce and to ban non-recyclable plastics by 2021. According to the UN if nothing is done there will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050.
I serve on three select committees – Environmental Audit, European Scrutiny and Welsh Affairs – so have established a close involvement in these and other issues on behalf of Swansea residents.
In 2017, thanks to my continued work alongside my commitment to stay in the Single Market (to support the 25,000 jobs in Swansea Bay dependent upon exports to the EU) and my pledge to fight for a public vote on the EU Exit Package (in particular so those who voted Leave could judge whether their reasonable expectations were satisfied) I was rewarded by my majority growing a further 50% to 10,500. I am humbled by having the biggest Labour vote in history in Swansea West – higher than when we elected the 1945 or 1997 Labour Governments -and I will continue to fight for Swansea on these crucial issues.
If I can be of any assistance please do get in touch
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