People of the Senedd

Hefin David MS

Hefin David MS

Senedd Constituency Member

Welsh Labour

Welsh Labour Group


My Senedd Activities

Will the Minister provide an update on support for community-focused schools?

Tabled on 31/01/2023

What progress has the Welsh Government made on updating the Animal Welfare (Breeding of Dogs) (Wales) Regulations 2014, as committed to in its Animal Welfare Plan for Wales 2021-26?

Tabled on 30/01/2023

What support is the Welsh Government providing for children with additional learning needs in Caerphilly? 

Tabled on 26/01/2023

This Senedd: 1. Notes that St David’s Hall is seen as a national concert hall for Wales. 2. Welcomes the cross-party support for St David’s Hall to continue as a world-class venue. 3....

For debate on 10/01/2023

What is the First Minister's assessment of the first year of the Co-operation Agreement between the Welsh Government and Plaid Cymru?

Tabled on 01/12/2022

What action is the Welsh Government taking to strengthen the rights of disabled people?

Tabled on 30/11/2022

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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.


Terms of office

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

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