People of the Senedd

Gareth Bennett MS

Gareth Bennett MS

Not affiliated to a Political Group

South Wales Central

My Senedd Activities

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For debate on 05/03/2021

What action is the Welsh Government taking to improve public health in South Wales Central?

Tabled on 17/02/2021

Will the Minister make a statement on mental health care provision in South Wales Central?

Tabled on 17/02/2021

Will the First Minister make a statement in relation to Wales’s constitutional status within the United Kingdom?

Tabled on 04/02/2021

What assessment has the Minister made of the extent to which students may have fallen behind during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Tabled on 03/02/2021

Will the Minister make a statement on the delivery of local public services in South Wales Central?

Tabled on 27/01/2021

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Detailed information: Gareth Bennett MS


Gareth Bennett was a Member of the National Assembly for Wales between May 2016 and April 2021. This was his biography at the time he left.

Key interests and achievements

Gareth’s political interests include Constitutional issues, sport, the licensed trade, skills and retraining, and housing. Before being elected to the National Assembly for Wales, he co-authored books on football and local history.

Personal history

Gareth was born in Cardiff and was educated at Radyr Comprehensive School.

Professional background

Gareth was trained as a newspaper reporter and worked on local newspapers. He then had a variety of jobs in various fields ranging from administration to casual labouring.

Political history

Gareth was first elected to the Assembly in May 2016.

In November 2019, Gareth left UKIP and became an Independent Assembly Member.

Register of Interests

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

Terms of office

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


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