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Peter Black

Peter Black

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Peter Black was a Member of the National Assembly for Wales between May 1999 and April 2016. This was his biography at the time he left.

Peter Black

Personal history

Born in 1960 in Bebington Wirral, Peter was educated at Wirral Grammar School for Boys and graduated from Swansea University in 1981 with a degree in English and History. He is married to Angela and lives in Manselton, Swansea. His personal interests include science fiction, film, theatre, and poetry.

Professional background

Peter is a former civil servant, having worked in the Land Registry for Wales from 1983 to 1999.

Political history

Peter Black has been the Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for South Wales West since 1999. He is a leading Swansea Councillor, having represented the Cwmbwrla Ward since 1984.  He is a former Leader of the Opposition in the City and County of Swansea and has served as the Chair of the Welsh Liberal Democrats.

Peter’s political interests include digital technologies, housing, local government and social justice. Peter is the Assembly Commissioner for ICT and Sustainability. 

Video Biography

Register of Interests

Register of Interests – Fourth Assembly (PDF, 850kb)

Register of Interests – Third Assembly (PDF, 490kb)

Register of Interests – Second Assembly (PDF, 361kb)

Register of Interests – First Assembly (PDF, 268kb)


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