Lee Waters

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Lee Waters
Lee Waters AM (28066509142).jpg
Member of the Welsh Assembly
for Llanelli
Assumed office
6 May 2016
Preceded by Keith Davies
Majority 382 (1.3%)
Personal details
Born 12 February 1976
Amman Valley
Political party Welsh Labour Co-operative

Lee Waters (born 12 February 1976) is a Welsh Labour and Co-operative politician, who was elected as the Welsh Assembly member for Llanelli in May 2016.[1]


In 2001 Waters joined the ITV Wales political unit where he reported as a lobby correspondent and presented the weekly politics programme Waterfront, becoming chief political correspondent.[2] In 2007 he became Director of the green transport organisation, Sustrans Cymru.[3]

He was Vice-Chair of the successful Yes for Wales campaign, leading on communications for the campaign after being appointed to the cross-party steering committee by the First Minister. He has worked for politicians in Westminster, Cardiff Bay and Washington D.C, and Chaired the Governing body of the highly regarded Barry Island Primary School for over seven years.

In 2013, he was appointed the director of the Welsh independent think-tank, the Institute of Welsh Affairs.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Welsh Assembly Elections 2016: Labour hold Llanelli as Lee Waters named new AM". South Wales Evening Post. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  2. ^ Lee Waters. "Lee Waters". the Guardian.
  3. ^ "Welsh Government:Wales leads on UK's biggest push to cut car use". gov.wales. Archived from the original on 3 April 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Lee Waters faces questions over his role as head of the Institute of Welsh Affairs while he fights for election". WalesOnline. 28 October 2015. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Staff". iwa.org.uk.

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National Assembly for Wales
Preceded by
Keith Davies
Assembly Member for Llanelli
2016 – present
Succeeded by