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Hefin David MS

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Party: Welsh Labour

Constituency: Caerphilly

Contact information

Office Address: 
Bargoed YMCA
Aeron Place
CF81 8JA

Phone:  01443 838542

Senedd Address: 
Welsh Parliament
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1SN

Phone:  0300 200 7154



Term of Office

  • 06/05/2016 -

Membership of Cross Party Groups

Additional Information

Key interests and achievements

Hefin David’s interests as an Assembly Member are in the area of small firm development and growth, employment and employability, access to further and higher education for those with additional needs and the development of valleys communities.


Hefin holds a BScEcon in Economics and Politics, an MScEcon in European Policy, both from Cardiff University. He also holds a PGCE from the University of Wales, Newport, and a PhD from the University of Gloucestershire.


Hefin is Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and an Academic Associate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).


Personal history

Hefin was born and brought up in the Caerphilly Constituency, where he still lives. He is governor of two schools and a trustee of the Caerphilly Miners Centre for the Community.


Professional background

Before being elected to the Assembly, Hefin was a Senior Lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University. He taught Human Resource Management and Professional Practice to undergraduates and postgraduates, with an emphasis on employability. Hefin’s research interests were in small business employment and growth and his PhD explored the first employment decisions of small firm owner-managers. He has experience of working and teaching in Germany, Greece, India and China.


Political history

Hefin was elected to Caerphilly County Borough Council at a by-election in March 2007 and served continuously until standing down at the 2017 local elections. He was the Chair of the Policy and Resources Scrutiny Committee from 2012-2016 and in that time the committee considered a number of issues in the public interest, including alleviating the worst effects of the bedroom tax and reducing the use of bed and breakfast accommodation for emergency homing.


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