Jocelyn Davies

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Jocelyn Davies
Jocelyn Davies 2011.jpg
Member of the Welsh Assembly
for South Wales East
In office
6 May 1999 – 4 April 2016
Preceded by New Assembly
Succeeded by Steffan Lewis
Personal details
Born (1959-06-18) 18 June 1959 (age 57)
Usk, Monmouthshire, Wales
Political party Plaid Cymru
Spouse(s) Mike Davies
Alma mater Harris Manchester College, Oxford

Jocelyn Davies (born 18 June 1959, Usk, Monmouthshire, Wales) is a Plaid Cymru politician and was a member of the National Assembly of Wales, list member for South Wales East since 1999.[1] She was Deputy Minister for Housing and Regeneration.[1] in the Labour/Plaid coalition government from 2007 - 2011.


After attending Newbridge Grammar School, she read Law at Harris Manchester College, Oxford.[2] One of the first lay-inspectors of schools in 1993. Davies is married to Newbridge councillor Mike Davies. In 2004, she discovered tissue samples from their daughter, stillborn 16 years previously, were still being held in a Newport hospital.

Jocelyn has three children.

Political career[edit]

Davies was a councillor on Islwyn Borough Council 1987-91 and contested the Islwyn by-election, 1995.[2]

She has been a member of the National Assembly of Wales, list member for South Wales East,[2] since 1999 and has served as Plaid Cymru Party Business Manager since 2000.[1]

In the Second Assembly she was Chair on both the Committee on the Inquiry into the E.coli outbreak in Wales; and the South Wales East Regional Committee.[1]

In the Third Assembly she was appointed Deputy Minister for Housing in the Labour and Plaid Cymru coalition government on 19 July.


Offices held[edit]

National Assembly for Wales
Preceded by
(new post)
Assembly Member for South Wales East
Succeeded by
Steffan Lewis
Political offices
Preceded by
Leighton Andrews
Deputy Minister for Housing
Succeeded by
Post Abolished