David Lloyd (Welsh politician)

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David Lloyd
Dai Lloyd - Swansea West Cropped.jpg
Member of the Welsh Assembly
for South Wales West
In office
6 May 1999 – 30 March 2011
Preceded by New Assembly
Succeeded by Byron Davies
Personal details
Born (1956-12-02) 2 December 1956 (age 59)
Tywyn, Gwynedd
Political party Plaid Cymru
Spouse(s) Catherine Lloyd
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.

Professional career[edit]

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.

Political career[edit]

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.


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Offices held[edit]

National Assembly for Wales
Preceded by
(new post)
Assembly Member for South Wales West
Succeeded by
Byron Davies