Rebecca Evans (politician)

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Rebecca Evans
AM
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Rebecca Evans in 2016
Member of the Welsh Assembly
for Gower
Assumed office
6 May 2016
Preceded by Edwina Hart
Majority 1,829 (6.1%)
Member of the Welsh Assembly
for Mid and West Wales
In office
5 May 2011 – 6 May 2016
Preceded by Alun Davies
Succeeded by Eluned Morgan
Personal details
Born 1976
Political party Welsh Labour Co-operative
Alma mater University of Leeds

Rebecca Mary Evans (born 1976) is a Welsh Labour Co-operative politician. Since 2011 she has served as a regional Assembly Member (AM) representing Mid and West Wales in the National Assembly for Wales. In 2014 she was appointed as the Deputy Minister for Farming and Food in the Welsh Government. In 2016 she became Minister for Social Care and Public Health.

Early life[edit]

Evans studied a BA in History at the University of Leeds.[1] She then attended Sidney Sussex College at the University of Cambridge where she received a Master of Philosophy Degree.[1]

Career before election[edit]

Evans worked as Policy and Public Affairs Officer for a national charity representing disabled people and their families. She is also a former Welsh Labour Organiser for Mid and West Wales, and a former Senior Researcher and Communications Officer for an Assembly Member.

Assembly work[edit]

Since 2011, she has served as one of the four regional Assembly Members representing Mid and West Wales in the National Assembly for Wales.[2]

Evans has served on the National Assembly for Wales’ Environment and Sustainable Development Committee and its Common Agricultural Policy Task and Finish Group, the Heath and Social Care Committee, and the Children, Young People and Education Committee. She has also served as chair of the Cross party group on Nursing and midwifery, the cross party group on mental health and was the co-chair of the cross party group on disability.

In 2014 she was appointed as the Deputy Minister for Farming and Food in the Welsh Government.

During the formation of the 2016 cabinet, she was appointed Minister for Social Care and Public Health.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Rebecca Evans AM, National Assembly for Wales. Retrieved 2017-03-30.
  2. ^ VOTE 2011 - Wales elections - Mid and West Wales, BBC News, 6 May 2011. Retrieved 2017-03-30.

External links[edit]

National Assembly for Wales
Preceded by
Alun Davies
Assembly Member for Mid and West Wales
2011–2016
Succeeded by
Eluned Morgan
Preceded by
Edwina Hart
Assembly Member for Gower
2016–present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
N/a
Deputy Minister for Farming and Food
2014-2016
Succeeded by
post re-organised
Preceded by
Role Established
Minister for Social Services and Public Health
2016-present
Succeeded by
Incumbent