Lindsay Whittle

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Lindsay Whittle
Lindsay Whittle 2011.jpg
Member of the Welsh Assembly
for South Wales East
In office
6 May 2011 – 6 April 2016
Personal details
Born Caerphilly, Wales
Nationality Welsh
Political party Plaid Cymru
Profession Housing manager

Lindsay Geoffrey Whittle is a Welsh politician, a member of Plaid Cymru and an Assembly Member (AM) for the South Wales East electoral region in the National Assembly for Wales 2011−16.

Political career[edit]

Whittle was born in Caerphilly in South Wales, and lives in Abertridwr, Caerphilly. He repeatedly won local council elections since he entered politics in 1976, while working for several decades as a housing manager in Cardiff. He was first elected Leader of Caerphilly County Borough Council between 1999 and 2004, and a second time in from 2008 to 2011.[1] He is also the Welsh Local Government Association's spokesperson on Equalities, Community Safety and Social Justice.[2] He stood in every Welsh Assembly election since its formation in 1999, and in seven elections for Westminster Parliament seats in Wales for Plaid Cymru.[2] In 2011 he was elected as Assembly Member for South Wales East in the National Assembly for Wales.[3]

Following his election to the Welsh Assembly, Whittle stood down as leader of Caerphilly County Council, but remains as a backbench councillor.[4][5]

Offices held[edit]

National Assembly for Wales
Preceded by
Assembly Member for South Wales East
Succeeded by
David Rowlands


  1. ^ Cllr. Lindsay Whittle, Caerphilly County Borough Council
  2. ^ a b Lindsay Whittle, Plaid Cymru website
  3. ^ "Tories, Plaid celebrate as Lib Dems face more pain". South Wales Argus. 6 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Lindsay Whittle, new Plaid Cymru AM, quits council post". BBC News. 11 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Caerphilly leader to stay on for replacement". South Wales Argus. 11 May 2011.