People of the Senedd

Huw Irranca-Davies MS

Huw Irranca-Davies MS

Senedd Constituency Member

Welsh Labour and Co-operative Party

Welsh Labour Group


My Senedd Activities

What steps is the Welsh Government taking to address clinical psychologist shortages in the (a) paediatric cystic fibrosis centre and (b) adult cystic fibrosis centre in Wales?

Tabled on 14/07/2022

What discussions has the Minister had with Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board about primary care services?

Tabled on 06/07/2022

What engagement has the Welsh Government had with the UK Government on the development of the Bill of Rights?

Tabled on 29/06/2022

What assessment has the Minister made of the impact of the UK Government's proposed Bill of Rights on the legislative and policy framework in Wales?

Tabled on 29/06/2022

How is the Welsh Government supporting the regeneration of the Garw, Ogmore, Llynfi and Gilfach valleys?

Tabled on 16/06/2022

What engagement will the Minister have with environmental organisations in Wales prior to and during the COP 15 UN Biodiversity Conference in October 2022?

Tabled on 15/06/2022

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Personal history

Huw is married to Joanna Irranca-Davies (they combined their surnames Davies and Irranca on marrying, becoming Irranca-Davies). They have three sons, and are all proud of their Welsh and Italian family roots. Born into a strong Labour Party family, he has long been a grass-roots campaigner and active in community regeneration.

Born in 1963, he is an alumni of Gowerton Comprehensive School, Crewe and Alsager College (BA Hons), and Swansea Institute of Higher Education (MSc).

A keen walker (Vice-President of Ramblers Cymru) and “everyday cyclist on a sit-up-and-beg-bike”, he also relaxes watching his sons playing rugby or reading historical novels (and never anything political!).

Professional background

Huw Irranca-Davies worked in public and private sector management and as a Senior Lecturer in Higher Education before entering politics. In February 2002 he was elected as the Labour MP for Ogmore in a parliamentary by-election, a seat which he held until 2016 when he was duly elected as the Assembly Member for Ogmore at the National Assembly for Wales.

Political history

Huw was the Member of Parliament for Ogmore from 2002 to 2016, when he stood down from parliament to stand for election to the National Assembly of Wales.

During his time as an MP Huw served as a Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Ministers in the Department for Work and Pensions, Northern Ireland and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS); as the Government Whip for Wales and DCMS; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales; and as Environment Minister in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Between October 2010 and 2015 he served in opposition as the Shadow Energy Minister, then as Shadow Minister for Food, Farming and Rural Affairs. Following the General Election in May 2015, he was elected as the Chair of the Environmental Audit Committee, a position held till 2016 when he stepped down from parliament in order to stand successfully for the National Assembly of Wales.

In the 5th Senedd he initially served as Chair of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee before becoming the Minister for Social Services and Children, then at the request of the First Minister became Chair of the Regional Investment Wales Steering Group, the European Advisory Group and the PMC committee overseeing the spending of EU funding streams in Wales.

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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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