People of the Senedd

Hefin David MS

Hefin David MS

Senedd Constituency Member

Welsh Labour

Welsh Labour Group


My Senedd Activities

What discussions has the Minister had with the UK Government about increasing the scope of the Welsh Government's borrowing powers?

Tabled on 27/09/2023

What discussions has the Welsh Government had with the UK Government regarding updating the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991?

Tabled on 27/09/2023

What plans does the Welsh Government have to reform the developments of national significance process as set out in the Planning (Wales) Act 2015?

Tabled on 20/09/2023

Will the Minister provide an update on the Welsh Government's proposed reforms to primary care ophthalmic services?

Tabled on 13/09/2023

Will the Minister confirm who is responsible for making the recommendation of a Section 106 Agreement as part of the Development of National Significance (DNS) process?

Tabled on 06/09/2023

Will the First Minister make a statement on free school meal provision in Caerphilly?

Tabled on 06/07/2023

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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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