Paul Davies (politician)

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Paul Davies
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Deputy Leader of the Welsh Assembly Conservative Group & Shadow Minister for Finance
Member of the Welsh Assembly
for Preseli Pembrokeshire
Assumed office
3 May 2007
Preceded by Tamsin Dunwoody
Majority 2,175 (8%)
Personal details
Born 1969 (age 47–48)
Wales
Political party Conservative

Paul Windsor Davies (born 1969) is a Welsh Conservative politician. He was elected in May 2007 to the National Assembly for Wales representing the constituency of Preseli Pembrokeshire, gaining the seat from Labour. He was re-elected in May 2011,[1] and again in May 2016.[2]

Background[edit]

Davies grew up in Pontsian. He attended Tregroes Primary School and Llandysul Grammar School, obtaining A levels at Newcastle Emlyn Comprehensive School. Davies now lives in Blaenffos, north Pembrokeshire.

Professional career[edit]

Davies worked for Lloyds TSB as a Business Manager based in Haverfordwest from 1987 until his election to the National Assembly.

Political career[edit]

In February 2000, Davies was adopted as the Conservative Party candidate in the Ceredigion by-election; he came in third place in the results having improved the Conservative Party's vote. He then fought the seat in the 2001 general election. In the Welsh Assembly election of 2003, he fought Preseli Pembrokeshire where he increased the share of the vote from 23% to 30%, cutting the Labour Party's majority to 1,326.

Davies has also held office within the Conservative Party including chairman of Ceredigion Conservative Association and Deputy Chairman of Mid and West Wales Conservatives.

He was first elected to the Assembly in 2007. Until March 2009 he served as Shadow Minister for Culture, the Welsh Language and Sport. From March 2009 until the Assembly Election in 2011, Davies held the role of Shadow Minister for Education and the Welsh Language. After his re-election as Assembly Member for Preseli Pembrokeshire in May 2011, he briefly held the role of Interim Leader of the Welsh Conservative Assembly Group before being appointed as Deputy Leader of the Welsh Conservative Assembly Group, and Shadow Minister for Finance.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/special/election2011/constituency/html/26696.stm BBC News Election 2011 special
  2. ^ "Assembly Election 2016: The full list of Welsh AMs". WalesOnline. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 9 May 2016. 

Offices held[edit]

National Assembly for Wales
Preceded by
Tamsin Dunwoody
Assembly Member for Preseli Pembrokeshire
2007–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
TBC
Shadow Minister for Finance
2011-2016
Succeeded by
Adam Price
Preceded by
TBC
Deputy Leader of the Welsh Conservatives in the National Assembly
2011-present
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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