Jocelyn Davies AM to step down in 2016

Jocelyn Davies (3885071)

Jocelyn Davies (3885071)

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JOCELYN Davies, AM for South Wales East has announced she will be stepping down from the National Assembly at the 2016 elections.

The Plaid Cymru AM and former Caerphilly councillor, who was one of the original members of the Assembly in 1999, served as a deputy minister for housing and regeneration in the Plaid/Labour government between 2007 and 2011 and was the party’s business manager for more than 13 years.

Born in 1959 and educated at Newbridge Grammar School, Ms Davies read law at Oxford University's Harris-Manchester College was one of the first lay inspectors of schools in 1993.

She currently leads the Assembly’s finance committee.

In a message to party members, Jocelyn Davies said: “I have been an Assembly Member since the Assembly began in 1999 and have enjoyed contributing to the continued growth in both the functions and powers of the Assembly and its acceptance by the majority of the people of Wales.

“The next Assembly will lay the foundations for a further increase in the powers of the Assembly, with the powers to increase borrowing being one of the first steps on this path.

“It will be a new and exciting period and I feel that with these new powers and with the increasing prominence that the Assembly will play in the lives of the people of Wales, it is time for a new generation of Plaid Cymru politicians, with a fresh outlook, to take the party and the Assembly forward to the next stage of the devolution journey.”

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10:20am Wed 16 Jul 14

scraptheWAG says...

They are going to give these stupid clowns borrowing powers god give me strength
They are going to give these stupid clowns borrowing powers god give me strength scraptheWAG
  • Score: 3

10:37am Wed 16 Jul 14

Woodgnome says...

Can someone please tell me who she is, her starring contribution and what she has achieved for the Welsh people?
Can someone please tell me who she is, her starring contribution and what she has achieved for the Welsh people? Woodgnome
  • Score: 3

10:44am Wed 16 Jul 14

scraptheWAG says...

“I have been an Assembly Member since the Assembly began in 1999" Its certainly nothing to brag about running a nation into the ground.
“I have been an Assembly Member since the Assembly began in 1999" Its certainly nothing to brag about running a nation into the ground. scraptheWAG
  • Score: 1

10:55am Wed 16 Jul 14

Cymru Am Beth says...

scraptheWAG wrote:
“I have been an Assembly Member since the Assembly began in 1999" Its certainly nothing to brag about running a nation into the ground.
Left wing supporters of the Assembly will disagree with you.
We are stuck with it now, probably forever unfortunately .
Get ready for the income tax rates to soar in Wales if they get these powers to pay for the countless numbers of feckless and work shy which we have in Wales.
[quote][p][bold]scraptheWAG[/bold] wrote: “I have been an Assembly Member since the Assembly began in 1999" Its certainly nothing to brag about running a nation into the ground.[/p][/quote]Left wing supporters of the Assembly will disagree with you. We are stuck with it now, probably forever unfortunately . Get ready for the income tax rates to soar in Wales if they get these powers to pay for the countless numbers of feckless and work shy which we have in Wales. Cymru Am Beth
  • Score: 1

11:25am Wed 16 Jul 14

scraptheWAG says...

Cymru Am Beth wrote:
scraptheWAG wrote:
“I have been an Assembly Member since the Assembly began in 1999" Its certainly nothing to brag about running a nation into the ground.
Left wing supporters of the Assembly will disagree with you.
We are stuck with it now, probably forever unfortunately .
Get ready for the income tax rates to soar in Wales if they get these powers to pay for the countless numbers of feckless and work shy which we have in Wales.
apart from cardiff which now receives all the grant money that comes into wales and has benefited from the creation of thousands on non jobs in the assembly the whole thing has been a complete disaster
[quote][p][bold]Cymru Am Beth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scraptheWAG[/bold] wrote: “I have been an Assembly Member since the Assembly began in 1999" Its certainly nothing to brag about running a nation into the ground.[/p][/quote]Left wing supporters of the Assembly will disagree with you. We are stuck with it now, probably forever unfortunately . Get ready for the income tax rates to soar in Wales if they get these powers to pay for the countless numbers of feckless and work shy which we have in Wales.[/p][/quote]apart from cardiff which now receives all the grant money that comes into wales and has benefited from the creation of thousands on non jobs in the assembly the whole thing has been a complete disaster scraptheWAG
  • Score: 4

8:29pm Wed 16 Jul 14

gingertom says...

How much pension does AM's get? How long have you got to serve before you get a pension?
How much pension does AM's get? How long have you got to serve before you get a pension? gingertom
  • Score: 1

9:12pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Crossbenchtory says...

Cymru Am Beth wrote:
scraptheWAG wrote:
“I have been an Assembly Member since the Assembly began in 1999" Its certainly nothing to brag about running a nation into the ground.
Left wing supporters of the Assembly will disagree with you.
We are stuck with it now, probably forever unfortunately .
Get ready for the income tax rates to soar in Wales if they get these powers to pay for the countless numbers of feckless and work shy which we have in Wales.
Up to £123,600. 00 per year with annual increase linked to the Consumer Price Index.

As near as I can figure this pension is available after 12 months as an AM.
[quote][p][bold]Cymru Am Beth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scraptheWAG[/bold] wrote: “I have been an Assembly Member since the Assembly began in 1999" Its certainly nothing to brag about running a nation into the ground.[/p][/quote]Left wing supporters of the Assembly will disagree with you. We are stuck with it now, probably forever unfortunately . Get ready for the income tax rates to soar in Wales if they get these powers to pay for the countless numbers of feckless and work shy which we have in Wales.[/p][/quote]Up to £123,600. 00 per year with annual increase linked to the Consumer Price Index. As near as I can figure this pension is available after 12 months as an AM. Crossbenchtory
  • Score: 2

9:15pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Crossbenchtory says...

gingertom wrote:
How much pension does AM's get? How long have you got to serve before you get a pension?
Up to £123,600.00 per year with an annual increase linked the the Consumer Price Index.

As near as I can figure this pension is available after 12 months as an AM.
[quote][p][bold]gingertom[/bold] wrote: How much pension does AM's get? How long have you got to serve before you get a pension?[/p][/quote]Up to £123,600.00 per year with an annual increase linked the the Consumer Price Index. As near as I can figure this pension is available after 12 months as an AM. Crossbenchtory
  • Score: 2

10:49pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Llanmartinangel says...

Woodgnome wrote:
Can someone please tell me who she is, her starring contribution and what she has achieved for the Welsh people?
In short, probably not. Since none of them have done anything for anyone but themselves you need not ask.
[quote][p][bold]Woodgnome[/bold] wrote: Can someone please tell me who she is, her starring contribution and what she has achieved for the Welsh people?[/p][/quote]In short, probably not. Since none of them have done anything for anyone but themselves you need not ask. Llanmartinangel
  • Score: 1

11:09am Thu 17 Jul 14

gingertom says...

http://www.brendan.s
haunmcguire.co.uk/Jo
celyn%20Davies.htm
http://www.brendan.s haunmcguire.co.uk/Jo celyn%20Davies.htm gingertom
  • Score: 2

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