People of the Senedd

Hefin David MS

Hefin David MS

Senedd Constituency Member

Welsh Labour

Welsh Labour Group



My Senedd Activities

Will the Cabinet Secretary provide an update on her discussions with Welsh National Opera regarding the budgetary pressures it faces?

Tabled on 19/06/2024

What support and advice does the Welsh Government provide to small businesses in Caerphilly?

Tabled on 13/06/2024

Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on call-response strategies in the Welsh Ambulance Services University NHS Trust?

Tabled on 29/05/2024

What consideration has the Welsh Government given to introducing job-coaching support as part of future proposals for its employability and skills programmes, including ReAct Plus and Com...

Tabled on 16/05/2024

What discussions has the Cabinet Secretary had with the Arts Council of Wales regarding the budgetary pressures faced by Welsh National Opera?

Tabled on 15/05/2024

What action is the Welsh Government taking to ensure that job-coaching support is available across Wales, including through all Welsh Government employability and skills programmes?

Tabled on 09/05/2024

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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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