David Lloyd (Welsh politician)
|Member of the Welsh Assembly
for South Wales West
6 May 1999 – 30 March 2011
|Preceded by||New Assembly|
|Succeeded by||Byron Davies|
2 December 1956 |
|Political party||Plaid Cymru|
|Alma mater||University of Wales|
Dr David Rees Lloyd (known as Dai Lloyd) (born 2 December 1956 in Tywyn, Gwynedd) is a Welsh politician. He has a wife Catherine, and they have 3 children. He was the Plaid Cymru National Assembly for Wales Member for South Wales West from 1999 to 2011.
Dr Lloyd is a graduate of the University of Wales, College of Medicine, Cardiff (1980). MB BCh (1980) MRCGP (1989) Dip. Ther (1995). Awarded an Honorary Fellowship, FRCGP, by the Royal College of Physicians in 2001.
A General Practitioner by profession. Member of the Medical Society, BMA a RCGP (Royal College of GP's); Member of the Welsh Council of the RCGP since 1992. Lay preacher since 1992, and Deacon since 1994; Chairperson, Mudiad Ysgolion Meithrin West Glamorgan 1993-1995 (vice-Chair MYM 1991-1993); Honorary vice-President Alzheimer's Disease Society in Swansea and Lliw Valley. Dr Lloyd also had a weekly, live TV Medical slot on Heno, S4C from 1995-1999.
Dr Dai began his political career in Swansea where he worked as a GP. In 1995 he sought election for Cockett ward, hitherto regarded as a Labour stronghold. He made gains at the election, coming close to beating Labour. At a subsequent by-election, however, he was elected as a councillor. In 1999 he held the seat and topped the poll.
He was the National Assembly for Wales Member for South Wales West from 1999 until 2011, when Plaid failed to win the second seat on the regional list. He served as Shadow Finance Minister for Plaid Cymru in the National Assembly. In 2012, he unsuccessfully sought to regain his former seat in the Cockett ward on Swansea Council. He was again unsuccessful at a by-election in 2015.
|National Assembly for Wales|
|Assembly Member for South Wales West