MPs: Jane Hutt AM; John Bufton MEP; Eluned Parrott AM;

Vale of Glamorgan (National Assembly for Wales)

Ms Jane Hutt AM (Labour)

AM Since - 1999 Majority - 3,775 Born - 15/12/1949. Married, 2 daughters.
Education - Rosemead School, Sussex. Highlands School, Eldoret, Kenya. University of Kent, Canterbury, London School of Economics, Bristol University.
Previous Occupation - Previously Coordinator of Welsh Women's Aid (1980s), and Director of Tenant Participation Advisory Service, former Director of Chwarae Teg, Director of Fair Play (1992-99). Former Non-Executive Director of Cardiff Community Health Trust. UNISON member.

Personal Overview - Narrowly held a key marginal seat in Wales for Labour, and has been rewarded by becoming the Secretary for Health & Social Services. This lines up with her career, where she has worked for several voluntary organisations and is a former Vice Chairman of the Wales Council for Voluntary Action. Retained her position of Health Minister after the 2003 elections, despite public criticism of her handling of hospital waiting list issues. This was however only a short term respite, she was reshuffled in early 2005 after a perceived lack of progress, moving to cover Education in the Labour/Plaid Cymru coalition after the 2007 elections. Was shifted sideways in the December 2009 reshuffle promoted by the election of Carwyn Jones to the post of First Minister.

Political History - Councillor, South Glamorgan CC (1981-93). Assembly Member for Vale of Glamorgan (1999-). Chairman of the Equal Opportunities Committee (1999-2000), member of the Health and Social Services Committee (1999-2005). Member of the South East Wales Regional Committee (1999-2005), House Committee (2005-07), South Wales Central Regional Committee (2005-07). Member of the Business Committee (2005-2007). Health and Social Services Secretary (Minister) (1999-2005). Minister for Assembly Business, Equalities and Children (2005-07). Minister for Budget and Business (2007), Minister for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (2007-09). Member of the Business Committee (2010-13). Minister for Business and Budget (2009-11). Minister for Finance and Leader of the House (2011-13). Minister for Finance (2013-).

Other Information - Honorary Fellow of the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff. Has been the Welsh member on the New Opportunities (UK fund). Former Vice Chairman of the Wales Council for Voluntary Action. Former Chairman of Governors at Kitchener Primary School, Cardiff.
All Party Groups - N/a.

Business Tel: 029 2089 8469


My blog

Interests: Equal Opportunities,Women's Issues,Health & Safety,Social Services


Wales (European Parliament)

Mr John Bufton MEP (UK Independence)

MEP Since - 2009 Born - 31/08/1962 (Llanidloes, Mid Wales). Divorced.
Education - Elan Village Primary School and Llandrindod Wells High School.
Previous Occupation - Administrator and Transport Manager for his Family Haulage Business. Has also worked as a Sales Executive,
Residential Care Home Manager (Local Authority) and Proprietor of a Retail Business. Press Officer and Public Relations Manager to Roger Knapman (former UKIP Leader and MEP).

Personal Overview - Elected at the 2009 elections from 1st place on the party's list in Wales. Has political experience at Local Government level and Prior to joining UKIP was an ex Labour Party member, served as an Independent Councillor and later as a member of the Referendum Party. Has subsequently stood for the party at both Welsh Assembly and Westminster elections. Was active during the 2004-09 European Parliamentary term as an advisor for one time party Leader Roger Knapman who was an MEP in the South West Region. Has advised the UKIP Wales Committee, advancing to become Vice Chairman of UKIP in Wales. During his election campaign he also attempted to target some of the traditional Labour anti European vote as well as support from Trade Union members.

Political History - Former Labour Party member. Councillor, Powys County Council Unitary (Independent Councillor) (1995-99). Councillor, Rhayader Town Councillor (1987-99) and former Mayor of Rhayader (1995-96). Joined UKIP (2004), prior to election associated with the Brecon & Radnor UKIP branch. General Election candidate for Sir James Goldsmith’s Referendum Party (1997). Westminster By-Election candidate for Ceredigion (2000). General Election candidate (UKIP) for Monmouth (2005). Welsh Assembly candidate for Powys and Lead candidate for North Wales (2007). Local Authority candidate for Powys County Council (2008). Has been Vice Chairman of UKIP Wales. MEP Wales Region (2009-). Member of the Committee on Regional Development (2009-). Substitute member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (2009-).

Other Information - Has been a Director of Mid Wales Tourism, a Trustee Rhayader Smithfield Trust and Trustee of the Elan Valley Estate. Has been a member of the Dyfed Powys Police Liaison Committee. School Governor with Rhayader Primary School.

Intergroups - N/a.

Business Tel: 32(0)2 28 49730


My blog

Interests: Transport,Employment,Tourism & Leisure

Commitee membership
  • Regional Development (Member)
  • Agriculture & Rural Development (Substitute)


South Wales Central (National Assembly for Wales)

Ms Eluned Parrott AM (Liberal Democrat)

AM Since - 2003 Majority - (Regional Constituency) Born - 1975. Married, 2 children.
Education - Cardiff University (Music). Post-graduate diploma in marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Previous Occupation - Community Engagement Manager for Cardiff University.

Personal Overview - Joined the Assembly in July 2011 following the decision to disqualify John Dixon who had been elected at the May elections. He did not return to the Assembly despite the fact that his colleague Aled Roberts (who was also disqualified) was reinstated when it emerged that he had been misled by out of date guidelines for election candidates. She is from a public sector background, prior to her election she had led a team which organises educational outreach and community events for the public. She has an interest in educational issues where she has shown concern at the level of school funding in Wales compared to that of England.

Political History - General Election candidate for Vale of Glamorgan (2010). Assembly Member for South Wales Central Regional Constituency (2011-). Member of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (2011-). Member of the Enterprise and Business Committee (2011-). Member of the Committee for the Scrutiny of the First Minister (2012-). Shadow Minister for Enterprise, Transport, Europe and Business (2011-).

Other Information - N/a.

Business Tel: 029 2089 8343


My blog

Interests: Education & Training,Disability

Commitee membership
  • Enterprise and Business Committee (Member)
  • Committee for the Scrutiny of the First Minister (Member)
  • Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee (Member)


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