David Melding

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David Melding
AM
David Melding 2016.jpg
David Melding , July 2016
Deputy Presiding Officer
In office
11 May 2011 – 11 May 2016
Preceded by Rosemary Butler
Succeeded by Ann Jones
Shadow Minister for Economic Development
In office
11 July 2007 – 16 June 2008
Leader Andrew RT Davies
Preceded by Alun Ffred Jones
Succeeded by TBC
Member of the Welsh Assembly
for South Wales Central
Assumed office
6 May 1999
Preceded by New Assembly
Personal details
Born (1962-08-28) 28 August 1962 (age 54)
Neath, Wales
Political party Conservative
Alma mater Cardiff University

David Robert Michael Melding AM (born 28 August 1962) is a Welsh Conservative Party member of the National Assembly for Wales for the Welsh Conservative Party in the South Wales Central Region. He was the Deputy Presiding Officer of the National Assembly between 2011 and 2016.

Early life[edit]

Melding was born in Neath, where he attended Dwr-y-Felin Comprehensive School. He went on to study at University of Wales, Cardiff (BSc Econ in Politics), and the College of William and Mary, Virginia, USA (MA in Government).[1]

Professional career[edit]

Member, Conservative Research Department 1986-89. Co-ordinator of the Carers National Association in Wales, 1996-99. Governor of a special school. Deputy Director of the Welsh Centre for International Affairs, 1989-96.[1]

Political career[edit]

Member of the National Assembly for Wales for the Welsh Conservative Party in the South Wales Central Region since 1999.

Chair of the Standards of Conduct Committee in the First Assembly (1999-03). Chair of the Legislation Committee in the Second Assembly (2003–07). Was appointed Chair of Audit Committee in the Third Assembly (2007). On 11 July 2007 he was appointed Shadow Minister for Economic Development.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b David Melding "BBC News AMs profile" Check |url= value (help). BBC. 12 May 1998. Retrieved 1999-09-01.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

External links[edit]

Offices held[edit]

National Assembly for Wales
Preceded by
(new post)
Assembly Member for South Wales Central
1999–present
Incumbent
Preceded by
Rosemary Butler
Deputy Presiding Officer
2011–2016
Succeeded by
Ann Jones
Political offices
Preceded by
Alun Ffred Jones
Shadow Minister for Economic Development
2007-2008
11 July 2007 to 16 June 2008
Succeeded by
David Melding
Preceded by
(new post)
Shadow Minister for Economic Development and Transport
2007-2008
16 June 2008 to 22 October 2008
Succeeded by
David Melding
(Economic Development)
Angela Burns (Transport)
Preceded by
David Melding
Shadow Minister for Economic Development
2007-2008
Since 11 July 2007 to 16 June 2008
Succeeded by
TBC