Fonds GB 0210 WAYVID - Wayne David Papers,

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Wayne David Papers,


  • 1979-1999 / (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.729 cubic metres (81 boxes)

Context area

Name of creator

Biographical history

Wayne David (b. 1957), Labour politician, was the Labour MEP for South Wales, and later South Wales Central constituency of the European Parliament, 1989-1997. He was Vice President of the European Parliament Regional Policy committee, and leader of the European Parliamentary Labour Party. He gave up his European seat in 1999 to unsuccessfully contest the Rhondda constituency in the National Assembly of Wales elections in 1999. He was elected the Member of Parliament for Caerphilly in 2001.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Donated by Wayne David, Cardiff, 1996, 1999.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Papers of Wayne David, 1979-1999, comprising Labour Party papers, 1987-1998, including correspondence, 1989-1995, publications, 1992-1996; papers relating to the environment, 1989-1994; papers relating to the European Parliament and the European Union, 1989-1994; papers relating to regional policy and European Community grants, 1990-1994; articles by Wayne David, 1990-1998; subject files of the South Wales Central constituency, 1993-1999; financial contributions files, 1993-1998; press releases and newspaper cuttings, 1989-1998; papers relating to visits, conferences and invitations, 1994-1997; recommendations and references, 1994-1998; news articles, 1997-1999; congratulatory letters, 1994-1997; papers relating to elections, 1997-1999; miscellaneous papers, 1991-1994; desk diaries; 1990-1998; telephone message books, 1994-1999; correspondence books, 1994-1998; and petty cash book, 1979-1984.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Action: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained..


Accruals are not expected.

System of arrangement

Arranged into the following: General Labour Party papers; the environment; Europe; regional policy and EC grants; press releases and newspaper cuttings; subject files; constituency files; Europe - South Wales Central Region; general; petty cash book; desk diaries; correspondence books; telephone message books; and miscellaneous.

Conditions of access and use area

Conditions governing access

Constituents' files (files 79-94) are closed until 2050 (FOI exemption, s40). Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to sign the 'Modern papers - data protection' form.

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright regulations apply.

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Finding aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available in NLW, Minor lists and summaries, 1997, pp. 28-30; 2000, pp. 11-18. The catalogue is also available online.

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Title supplied from contents of fonds.

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Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

Rules and/or conventions used

Description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.;AACR2; and LCSH


Level of detail

Dates of creation revision deletion

May 2003


  • English



Archivist's note

Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Minor lists and summaries, 1997; House of Common Biographies (London, 2003).

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