MPs: Gwyn Price AM; Nathan Gill MEP; Lindsay Whittle AM;

Islwyn (National Assembly for Wales)

Mr Gwyn Price AM (Labour)

AM Since - 2011 Majority - 7,589 Born - 19. Married, 1 daughter, 1 granddaughter.
Education - N/a.
Previous Occupation - Branch Chair of UCATT (Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians). Branch Treasurer of NUPE (National Union of Public Employees). Executive member of Caerphilly Unison. Worked for Caerphilly Council as a Contracts Manager.

Personal Overview - Held the safe Islwyn seat for Labour at the 2011 elections where he replaced Irene James who had decided to stand down. He had previously lost his Council seat while Deputy Leader at Caerphilly at the 2008 local elections. Prior to his election, locally he had campaigned against Caerphilly Council’s plans to close the council’s cash offices and ‘Customer First’ shops in Blackwood, Newbridge and Risca. In his Local Authority career he had been responsible for a team of ninety employees and has also been active in several Unions as a Branch Chair of UCATT, a Branch Treasurer of NUPE and Executive Member of Caerphilly UNISON. His political motivations include an objective to achieve social and economic equality for all having grown up in the South Wales valley town of Tirphil (father was a miner) and has seen firsthand the effects of social and economic decline.

Political History - Former Councillor, Caerphilly County Borough Council. Former Deputy Council Leader and Cabinet Portfolio member for Human Resources, Constitutional Affairs and Procurement. Assembly Member for Islwyn (2011-). Member of the Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee (2011-). Member of the Public Accounts Committee (2011-13). Member of the Health and Social Care Committee (2013-). Member of the Environment and Sustainability Committee (2014-).

Other Information - Has been a Chair of Governors for Penllwyn Primary School and Treasurer for Pontllanfraith BLP.

All Party Groups - N/a.

Business Tel: 029 2089 8309

Email: gwyn.price@wales.gov.uk

Interests: Social Policy,Economic Regeneration,Health & Safety,Local Government

Commitee membership
  • Environment and Sustainability Committee (Member)
  • Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee (Member)
  • Health and Social Care Committee (Member)

 

Wales (European Parliament)

Mr Nathan Gill MEP (UKIP)

MEP Since - 2014. Born - 1974. Married, 5 children.
Education - Coleg Menai.
Previous Occupation - Personal Assistant to John Bufton MEP (2009-14). UKIP Membership Secretary.

Personal Overview - He has a career background of having been involved in his family's business providing Domiciliary and Home Care for the Elderly, which employed 180 people. After selling the business he moved with his family back to Wales (he had lived there previously in the early 1980s). He joined UKIP in 2005 having been previously been a Conservative and has made the point that he is not a 'career politician'. He has stood for the party at the 2013 Ynys Môn Welsh Assembly by-election and is likely to have gained useful European experience through his time working for former UKIP MEP for Wales John Bufton.

Political History - Former Conservative Party member. Joined UKIP (2005). UKIP candidate for the Ynys Môn Welsh Assembly by-election (2013). MEP Wales (2014-). Member of the Committee on Development (2014-).

Other Information - N/a.
Intergroups - N/a.

Business Tel: +32(0)2 28 45341

Email: nathan.gill@europarl.europa.eu

Interests: Business & Finance,Employment

Commitee membership
  • Development (Member)

 

South Wales East (National Assembly for Wales)

Mr Lindsay Whittle AM (Plaid Cymru)

AM Since - 2011 Majority - (Regional Constituency) Born - 24/03/1953. Divorced, 1 daughter.
Education - Cwm Ifor Primary School. Caerphilly Boys' Grammar School. Cardiff University (Postgraduate Diploma in Housing)

Previous Occupation - Personnel officer at Dialoy Ltd (1971-81). Housing Manager for Hafod Housing Association, Cardiff (1982-2007).

Personal Overview - Was successfully elected at his seventh parliamentary election attempt. With Local Government experience as a Caerphilly Council Leader on two occasions, he is likely to have a good knowledge of the local political environment. He has also been active on the wider Welsh political scene as the Welsh Local Government Association spokesperson on Equalities, Community Safety and Social Justice. His main political interest is likely to be housing, where he has been a committed campaigner for high housing standards. His other interests include homelessness and living standards for the elderly.

Political History - Councillor, Caerphilly (BC). Plaid Cymru Group Leader, Council Leader (1999-2004), (2008-11). Welsh Assembly candidate for Caerphilly (2007). Assembly Member for South Wales East (2011-). Member of the Health and Social Care Committee (2011-). Member of the Public Accounts Committee (2012). Member of the Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee (2012-13). Spokesperson for Social Services, Children and Equal Opportunities (2011-13). Spokesperson for Social Services, Equality, Older people (2013-14).

Other Information - Has been a Governor for his old school, Cwm Ifor Primary. Member of Unison.

All Party Groups - N/a.

Business Tel: 029 2089 8282

Email: Lindsay.Whittle@Wales.gov.uk

Interests: Housing,Health & Safety,The Elderly,Local Government,Homelessness

Commitee membership
  • Health and Social Care Committee (Member)

 


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