Suzy Davies

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Suzy Davies
AM
Suzy Davies AM (28170821345).jpg
Shadow Minister for Tourism, Culture and the Welsh Language
In office
June 2011 – June 2016
Member of the Welsh Assembly
for South Wales West
Assumed office
6 May 2011
Preceded by Alun Cairns
Personal details
Born Swansea, Wales
Political party Conservative
Website www.suzydaviesam.com

Suzy Davies (born 3 January) is a Welsh Conservative Party politician, and first on the Conservative list for the region of South Wales West in the National Assembly for Wales election in May 2011.[1][2] She was elected as a member of the National Assembly for Wales for the South Wales West region in the 2011 election.[3]

Background[edit]

Suzy Davies was born in Swansea, and grew up in Bridgend, Aberdare, Cardiff, and Brecon. A graduate of Exeter University and the University of Glamorgan (the latter now the University of South Wales), she is married with two sons. After a career in both marketing and management, she became a solicitor.

She has trained as a mentor for young offenders and has mentored with Prime Cymru. Davies has also been a trustee of a number of children's projects and volunteered with community support groups. She has written for various publications and was one of the founding board members of the Welsh International Film Festival.[4]

Early political career[edit]

Prior to her election as an Assembly Member in 2011, Davies contested UK parliamentary seats twice for the Welsh Conservative Party. At the 2005 general election she fought in Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, finishing in third position but increasing the Conservative vote share by 0.8%.[5] She contested the 2010 general election as the Conservative candidate for Brecon and Radnorshire, narrowly losing out to Roger Williams of the Liberal Democrats.[6][7]

Assembly Member[edit]

After being elected to the National Assembly for Wales, Davies was appointed as Shadow Minister for Tourism, Culture and the Welsh Language by Leader of the Opposition, Andrew RT Davies. She sits on the Constitutional & Legislative Affairs Committee as well as the Children & Young People Committee.[8]

In May 2013, she was named honorary President of Swansea Conservative Future.[9]

Issues and campaigns[edit]

As an AM, Davies has been active in various local campaigns, most notably in her opposition to the proposed closure of the Princess of Wales Hospital.[10]

She has also campaigned with the British Heart Foundation to make the teaching of CPR a mandatory element of the secondary school curriculum. She criticised the Welsh Government for a 'lack of enthusiasm' for the subject, claiming that compulsory teaching would require little additional government resource.[11]

She has also been active in the 'Safe Routes to School' campaign, and opposed the closure of Cwrt Sart School.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ConservativeHome's Seats & Candidates blog: Regional list candidates for next years Welsh Assembly elections named
  2. ^ This is South Wales: Tories name their top two
  3. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/special/election2011/region/html/19848.stm BBC News Election 2011 special: Welsh Assembly election 2011
  4. ^ "About Suzy". SuzyDavies.com. 30 November 2011. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Carmarthen East and Dinefwr: Constituency > Politics > guardian.co.uk". Election 2010. The Guardian. 5 May 2005. Retrieved 22 January 2011. 
  6. ^ Brecon and Radnorshire Cyngor Sir Powys County Council Electoral Registration
  7. ^ Brecon and Radnorshire BBC Election – Brecon and Radnorshire
  8. ^ [1] Your Voice Portfolio – Suzy Davies
  9. ^ [2] Swansea Conservative Future – Life Memberships
  10. ^ [3] Suzy Davies – Back Petition to Fight Cuts at Princess of Wales Hospital
  11. ^ [4] Your Voice – Two Hours To Save a Life
  12. ^ [5] Suzy Davies – AM Opposes Cwrt Sart Closure

External links[edit]

Office held[edit]

National Assembly for Wales
Preceded by
Alun Cairns
Assembly Member for South Wales West
2011–present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
TBC
Shadow Minister for Culture and Welsh Language
2011-2016
Succeeded by
post-reorganised