Paul Davies (politician)
|Paul Davies AM|
|Deputy Leader of the Welsh Assembly Conservative Group & Shadow Minister for Finance|
|Member of the Welsh Assembly
for Preseli Pembrokeshire
3 May 2007
|Preceded by||Tamsin Dunwoody|
|Born||1969 (age 45–46)|
Paul Windsor Davies (born 1969) is a Welsh Conservative politician. He was elected in May 2007 to the National Assembly for Wales representing the constituency of Preseli Pembrokeshire, gaining the seat from Labour. He was re-elected in May 2011.
Davies grew up in Pontsian. He attended Tregroes Primary School and Llandysul Grammar School, obtaining A levels at Newcastle Emlyn Comprehensive School. Davies now lives in Blaenffos, north Pembrokeshire.
In February 2000, Davies was adopted as the Conservative Party candidate in the Ceredigion by-election; he came in third place in the results having improved the Conservative Party's vote. He then fought the seat in the 2001 general election. In the Welsh Assembly election of 2003, he fought Preseli Pembrokeshire where he increased the share of the vote from 23% to 30%, cutting the Labour Party's majority to 1,326.
Davies has also held office within the Conservative Party including chairman of Ceredigion Conservative Association and Deputy Chairman of Mid and West Wales Conservatives.
He was first elected to the Assembly in 2007. Until March 2009 he served as Shadow Minister for Culture, the Welsh Language and Sport. From March 2009 until the Assembly Election in 2011, Davies held the role of Shadow Minister for Education and the Welsh Language. After his re-election as Assembly Member for Preseli Pembrokeshire in May 2011, he briefly held the role of Interim Leader of the Welsh Conservative Assembly Group before being appointed as Deputy Leader of the Welsh Conservative Assembly Group, and Shadow Minister for Finance.
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/special/election2011/constituency/html/26696.stm BBC News Election 2011 special
- Paul Davies AM: own website
- Member Profile: National Assembly for Wales website
- Welsh Conservatives website