David Rees (politician)
|Member of the Welsh Assembly
5 May 2011
|Preceded by||Brian Gibbons|
17 January 1957 |
Port Talbot, Wales
|Political party||Welsh Labour|
|Residence||Cwmavon, Port Talbot|
|Alma mater||Cardiff University|
David joined the Labour Party in 1982 and has been an active member ever since. He has held several positions within the Labour Party and was the Constituency Labour Party secretary for Aberavon between 2005 and 2011, standing down to concentrate on the 2011 Assembly election. He is a member of Unite and currently acts as the convenor of the Unite Group of AMs. Throughout his working life he has been a strong advocate for good working relationships with the trade unions and regularly raises trade union issues in the Senedd.
David is currently the Chair of the Health and Social Care Committee in the Assembly, which considers current health and social care issues, scrutinises government legislation and produces topical reports based on committee inquiries. He is also a member of the Children and Young People’s Committee, considering issues across multiple portfolios, particularly health and education, and playing an important role in advocating for the wellbeing of children and young people.
Through his role as the Chair of the Cross Party Group on Industrial Communities, he is actively involved in campaigns to improve economic and social conditions in Wales’s Communities. At the same time David also acts as the Chair of the Cross Party Group on Science and he strongly advocates the position Science and Technology can play in economic policy.
His other interests include Communities First, child poverty, youth engagement, regeneration and education.
|National Assembly for Wales|
|Assembly Member for Aberavon
2011 – present