Caerphilly (National Assembly for Wales)
Mr Jeff Cuthbert AM (Labour)
AM Since - 2003 Majority - 4,924 Born - 04/06/1948. Divorced, 5 children.
Education - Whitchurch County Secondary Modern, Cardiff. University of Wales (Bangor).
Previous Occupation - Has been a Mining Surveyor with the Coal Board. Senior Consultant with the Welsh Joint Education Committee. Principal of the Part-Time Aberbargoed Education Centre.
Personal Overview - Retained this marginal seat for Labour after the decision of Ron Davies to stand down. As the former constituency party chairman and someone likely to be knowledgeable about the local area he was selected to fight the seat shortly before the election. Has previously stated that improving local employment prospects, particularly for young people would be one of his main priorities in the Caerphilly area, linking this to improving other social issues. Was appointed a Deputy Minister in the initial 2011 post election reshuffle before joining the Welsh Cabinet in June 2013.
Political History - Former Caerphilly Constituency Party Chairman. Assembly Member for Caerphilly (2003-). Member of the Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills Committee (2003-07), member of the Legislation Committee (2003-07), member of the Standards of Conduct Committee (2003-05), member of the South East Wales Regional Committee (2003-), member of the Environment, Planning and Countryside Committee (2004-05), European and External Affairs Committee (2005-11), Enterprise and Learning Committee (2007-11). Chairman of the Standards of Conduct Committee (2007-11). Member of the Public Accounts Committee (2010-11). Deputy Minister for Skills (2011-13). Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology (2013). Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty (2013-).
Other Information - Member, AMICUS. Governor of Lewis School, Pengam.
Business Tel: 029 2089 8314
Interests: Education & Training,Health,Employment,Youth Issues
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
Interests: Business & Finance,Employment
- 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
Interests: Housing,Health & Safety,The Elderly,Homelessness,Local Government
- Health and Social Care Committee (Member)
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