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National Library of Wales
David, Wayne, papers

Reference code(s): GB 0210 WAYVID

Held at: National Library of Wales

Title: Wayne David Papers

Short Title: David, Wayne, papers

Creation date(s): 1979-1999

Level of description: Fonds

Extent: 0.729 cubic metres (81 boxes)

Name of creator(s): Wayne David


Administrative/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.


Scope and content/abstract: 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.


Language/scripts of material: English

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 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.

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.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records donated to the National Library of Wales have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by Wayne David, Cardiff, 1996, 1999.



Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds.

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).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2 and LCSH.

Date(s) of descriptions: May 2003

David, Wayne | Archives
Elections | Wales | South Wales Central (European parl. constituency)
Elections | Wales, South
Glamorgan (Wales) | Politics and government | 19th century
Labour Party Wales

Personal names
David , Wayne

Corporate names
European Parliament
South Wales Central | European Parliamentary Constituency


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