MPs: Lynne Neagle AM; John Bufton MEP; Lindsay Whittle AM;

Torfaen (National Assembly for Wales)

Ms Lynne Neagle AM (Labour)

AM Since - 1999 Majority - 6,088 Born - 18/01/1968. Married (Huw Lewis AM). 1 Son.
Education - Cyfarthfa High School, Merthyr Tydfil. Reading University (studies French & Italian).

Previous Occupation - Worked for a number of voluntary associations, including Shelter Cymru and Mind. Research Assistant to Glenys Kinnock MEP (1994-97). Worked as a Carers Development Officer at Voluntary Action, Cardiff (1997-99).

Personal Overview - Has good experience of working in the voluntary sector, and in addition is likely to have gained some political knowledge having acted as a Research Assistant to Glenys Kinnock MEP. Her interests include Housing, Health, Europe & Social Services issues.

Political History - Assembly Member for Torfaen (1999-). Member of the Legislation Committee (1999-2001), Health and Social Services Committee (1999-2001), Audit Committee (2001-). Member of the South East Wales Regional Committee (1999-2007), Audit Committee (2001-02), Standards of Conduct Committee (2003-07), member of the Economic Development and Transport Committee (2003-04), Health and Social Services Committee (2005-07). Member of the Communities and Culture Committee (2007-11). Member of the Children and Young People Committee (2007-10). Member of the Equality of Opportunity Committee (2007-08), Finance Committee (2007-08). Member of the Children and Young People Committee (2011-). Member of the Health and Social Care Committee (2011-).

Other Information - Previously Chairman of Merthyr Tydfil Child Poverty Action Group. Member of the TGWU.
All Party Groups - N/a.

Business Tel: 029 2089 8369


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Interests: Housing,Regeneration (S. Wales),Regional Policy,Health & Safety,Social Services,Health

Commitee membership
  • Health and Social Care Committee (Member)
  • Children and Young People Committee (Member)


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


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Interests: Transport,Employment,Tourism & Leisure

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


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-).

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

Commitee membership
  • Health and Social Care Committee (Member)


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