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

Will the Minister provide an update on progress regarding the devolution of powers in respect of a vacant land tax?

Tabled on 29/11/2023

What assessment has the Minister made of the importance of volunteer-run breast cancer support organisations in south Wales?

Tabled on 15/11/2023

What assessment has the Minister made of the contribution of Japanese companies to the Welsh economy over the last 50 years?

Tabled on 15/11/2023

What discussions has the Minister had with the Minister for Climate Change about reducing the impacts of agriculture on water pollution?

Tabled on 01/11/2023

What discussions has the Minister had with Cabinet colleagues regarding financial support for local government?

Tabled on 01/11/2023

Will the Minister consider new and alternative proposals in line with the roads review criteria, following the decision to halt progress on the original Llanharan bypass project?

Tabled on 18/10/2023

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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 elected as Labour MP for Ogmore in 2002.  Huw served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Ministers in DWP, Northern Ireland and DCMS, as a Government Whip, as Under-Secretary of State for Wales; and as Environment Minister.

From 2010 he served as Shadow Energy Minister, and then as Shadow Minister for Food, Farming and Rural Affairs. In May 2015, he was elected as the Chair of the Environmental Audit Committee, a position held till May 2016 when he was elected to the National Assembly of Wales – now Senedd Cymru.

In the Fifth Senedd he initially served as the 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.

He is currently Chair of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee and a member of the Climate Change, Environment and Infrastructure Committee, Chair of the Strategic Forum for Regional Investment in Wales and Chaired the Special Purpose committee on Senedd Reform. Huw is also Chair, Vice Chair and member of 25 Cross Party Groups.


Terms of office

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

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