People of the Senedd

Hefin David MS

Hefin David MS

Senedd Constituency Member

Welsh Labour

Welsh Labour Group


My Senedd Activities

What plans does the Welsh Government have to tackle the increase in COVID-19 cases in the Caerphilly constituency?

Tabled on 16/09/2021

Will the First Minister make a statement on the Welsh Government's response to the UK Government's reform of social care funding?

Tabled on 09/09/2021

Will the Minister make a statement about local government boundary reforms?

Tabled on 08/09/2021

Will the First Minister make a statement on the impact of COVID-19 variants of concern on communities in Caerphilly?

Tabled on 08/07/2021

Will the Minister make a statement on support for independent travel agents affected by the coronavirus pandemic?

Tabled on 30/06/2021

To propose that the Senedd:  1. Notes the significant role played by small businesses in sustaining local economies throughout the coronavirus pandemic by adapting to unprecedented circu...

For debate on 24/06/2021

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Key interests and achievements

Hefin David’s interests as a Member of the Senedd 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. He is interested in housing, including freehold/leasehold reform, and reform of the planning system. He is also interested in the long-term effects of coronavirus (Long-COVID) on individuals. 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 South Wales, 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 Senedd, 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 government 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.

Register of Interests

Register of Interests – Fifth Senedd (PDF, 3.25MB)


Terms of office

  1. 06/05/2016 - 28/04/2021
  2. 08/05/2021 -

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