People of the Senedd

Paul Davies MS

Paul Davies MS

Senedd Constituency Member

Welsh Conservative Party

Welsh Conservative Party Group

Preseli Pembrokeshire

My Senedd Activities

So, if we move on, therefore, to item 4. In accordance with Standing Order 17.42, I propose that the committee resolves to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting. Are Member...

Economy, Trade, and Rural Affairs Committee | 16/09/2021

We'll move on, therefore, to item 3, consideration of the draft report on the legislative consent memorandum for the Professional Qualifications Bill. Of course, the deadline for reportin...

Economy, Trade, and Rural Affairs Committee | 16/09/2021

If we move on, therefore, to item 2, we have a number of papers to note. We have received a letter from the Auditor General for Wales; a letter from the Llywydd and Chair of the Business...

Economy, Trade, and Rural Affairs Committee | 16/09/2021

Well, good morning. Welcome, everyone, to the second meeting of the Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee of the sixth Senedd. This is the first time that we've met in person, so a w...

Economy, Trade, and Rural Affairs Committee | 16/09/2021

To propose that the Senedd: 1. Notes: a) the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people living with and affected by dementia in Wales; b) the importance of unpaid carers in...

For debate on 16/09/2021

Will the First Minister make a statement on emergency services in Pembrokeshire?

Tabled on 16/09/2021

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Biography

Key interests and achievements

Paul is a prolific campaigner for the autism community in Wales and brought forward draft legislation on an Autism Act for Wales, which whilst wasn’t passed by the Senedd, resulted in significant statutory changes to autism provision in Wales. Paul is also the leading figure of the campaign to better preserve and protect War Memorials in Wales and regularly raises this issue in the Senedd Chamber.

Personal history

Paul was born in 1969 and grew up in Pontsian just outside Llandysul in the County of Ceredigion. He attended Tregroes Primary School, Llandysul Grammar School and after studying his A Levels at Newcastle Emlyn Comprehensive School, he joined Lloyds Bank in 1987.

Professional background

Prior to being elected, Paul continued to be employed by Lloyds Bank and his last role with the company was as a Business Manager based in Haverfordwest helping to support small businesses.

Political history

In February 2000, Paul fought the Ceredigion Parliamentary by-election and improved the Welsh Conservative Party's position from fifth place in the previous election to third. He also stood in the 2001 general election as the Parliamentary candidate for Ceredigion. In 2003, Paul stood for the Welsh Conservatives in Preseli Pembrokeshire at the Assembly election and increased his party’s share of the vote from 23% to 30%. In May 2007, Paul was elected as the Welsh Conservative Assembly Member for Preseli Pembrokeshire, with 38.6% of the vote and a majority of 3,205. Following the election, Paul was appointed Shadow Minister for Culture, the Welsh Language and Sport and later appointed Shadow Minister for Education and the Welsh Language. At the Assembly’s 2011 elections, Paul was re-elected and increased his share of the vote to 42.4%. He was appointed as Interim Leader of the Welsh Conservative Assembly Group and later appointed Deputy Leader of the Welsh Conservative Assembly Group and Shadow Minister for Finance. In 2016, Paul was re-elected, increasing his majority to 3,930. He continued as Deputy Leader of the Welsh Conservative Group, Business Manager and Chief Whip as well as becoming the Welsh Conservative spokesperson on Rural Affairs. In September 2018, Paul was elected as the Leader of the Welsh Conservatives in the Senedd, a position he held until 2021. At the Senedd elections in 2021, Paul was again re-elected with a majority of 1,400.

Register of Interests

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

Register of Interests – Fourth Assembly (PDF, 850kb)

Register of Interests – Third Assembly (PDF, 490kb)

Membership

Terms of office

  1. 04/05/2007 - 31/03/2011
  2. 06/05/2011 - 05/04/2016
  3. 06/05/2016 - 28/04/2021
  4. 08/05/2021 -

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Cross Party Membership

Elections

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