People of the Senedd
David Melding MS
Welsh Conservative Party
Welsh Conservative Party Group
South Wales Central
20 Pantbach Road
My Senedd Activities
Will the Minister make a statement on proposals to make Section 43 of the Education (No. 2) Act 1986 applicable to student unions, and whether any such duty would extend to Wales or requi...
Tabled on 10/03/2021
Will the First Minister make a statement on the Welsh Government's efforts to promote citizen participation in decision-making?
Tabled on 25/02/2021
What measures are in place to support Cardiff Airport when the lockdown restrictions end?
Tabled on 24/02/2021
Will the Counsel General make a statement on measures taken to smooth the flow of European trade to and from Wales?
Tabled on 24/02/2021
The Cumberlege Review: lessons for informed consent in the NHS.
For debate on 17/02/2021
What discussions has the Welsh Government had with the UK Government to ensure that the Turing scheme promotes objectives similar to those of the EU's Erasmus programme?
Tabled on 04/02/2021
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Detailed information: David Melding MS
David Melding was a Member of the National Assembly for Wales between May 1999 and April 2021. This was his biography at the time he left.
Key interests and achievements
David’s political interests include looked-after children, mental health and constitutional affairs.
He is an acknowledged authority on the British constitution and has written two influential books, ‘Will Britain Survive Beyond 2020?’ (2009) and ‘The Reformed Union: The UK as a Federation’ (2013).
Born in Neath in 1962, David was educated at Dwr-y-Felin Comprehensive School, Neath; the University of Wales, Cardiff; and the College of William and Mary in Virginia, USA.
David is a former manager of the Carers National Association in Wales and a former Deputy Director of the Welsh Centre for International Affairs.
David was first elected to the Assembly in May 1999. He has served as the Conservatives’ Shadow Minister for Health and Social Care and for Economy and Transport. Between 2000 and 2011 he was the Welsh Conservatives’ Director of Policy and wrote the Welsh Conservatives’ manifestos for the 2003, 2007 and 2011 Assembly elections.
He has previously chaired the Assembly’s Audit; Health and Social Services; Standards of Conduct; and Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committees.
David Melding was Deputy Presiding Officer during the Fourth Assembly.
Terms of office
- 07/05/1999 - 30/04/2003
- 02/05/2003 - 02/05/2007
- 04/05/2007 - 31/03/2011
- 06/05/2011 - 05/04/2016
- 06/05/2016 - 28/04/2021
- National Assembly for Wales Elections (Regional) 2016, 06/05/2016
- National Assembly for Wales Elections (Regional) 2011, 05/05/2011
- National Assembly for Wales Elections (Regional) 2007, 03/05/2007
- National Assembly for Wales Elections (Regional) 2003, 01/05/2003
- National Assembly for Wales Elections (Constituency) 2003, 01/05/2003
- National Assembly for Wales Elections (Constituency) 1999, 06/05/1999
- National Assembly for Wales Elections (Regional) 1999, 06/05/1999