for Finance and Local Government
Key interests and achievements
Rebecca was first
elected to the National Assembly for Wales in 2011 to represent the region of
Mid and West Wales. In 2016 she became Assembly Member for Gower.
In June 2014,
Rebecca was appointed Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, and in May 2016 she
became Minister for Social Services and Public Health. In November 2017, she
was appointed Minister for Housing and Regeneration, and in December 2018 she
joined the Cabinet as Minister for Finance and Trefnydd. On 13 May 2021 Rebecca
was appointed Minister for Finance and Local Government.
Rebecca was educated
at the University of Leeds, where she studied History. She also received a
Master of Philosophy degree in Historical Studies from the University of
Rebecca lives in
Gower with her husband.
Before becoming an
Assembly Member, Rebecca worked in the third sector.
In the Fourth
Assembly, Rebecca was appointed to the Health and Social Care Committee, and
the Environment and Sustainability Committee and its Common Agricultural Policy
Task and Finish Group. She also served on the Children, Young People and
Also in the Fourth
Assembly, Rebecca was Chair of the Cross-Party Groups on Disability, Mental
Health, and Nursing and Midwifery; and was Vice-Chair of the Cross-Party Groups
on Faith, Autism, and Beer and the Pub. She was an officer of several other
Cross-Party Groups, including Neurological Conditions, and Older People.
Register of Interests – Fifth Senedd
Register of Interests – Fourth Assembly