Monmouth (National Assembly for Wales)
Mr Nick Ramsay AM (Conservative)
AM Since - 2007 Majority - 6,117 Born - 10/06/1975.
Education - Croesyceiliog School. St John's College, University of Durham (English & Philosophy Degree). Cardiff University, Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Linguistics.
Previous Occupation - Worked as a Driving Instructor for a short period. Employed by former Monmouth AM David Davies. Conservative Party Researcher for the party leadership in the National Assembly.
Personal Overview - Local Councillor who following the departure of David Davies to the Monmouth Westminster constituency gained election to this safe Conservative seat. Virtually a career politician to date, he has previous campaigning experience in Wales attempting to gain election to the Assembly and at Westminster. Within Monmouthshire County Council he has held responsibility for a cross cutting 'Older Peoples Champion' portfolio. Locally he has also opposed a plan to build 500 houses at the Llanfrechfa Grange Hospital site. He has campaigned on NHS Dentistry access waiting times, reducing student debt and supporting farmers and rural issues.
Political History - Councillor, Monmouthshire County Council (2004-). National Assembly candidate for Torfaen (2003). Westminster General Election candidate for Torfaen (2005). Assembly Member for Monmouth (2007-). Member of the Health, Wellbeing and Local Government Committee (2007-08). Member of the Equality of Opportunity Committee (2008-09). Member of the Finance Committee (2008-11). Member of the Audit Committee (2009). Member of the Public Accounts Committee (2009-11). Shadow Minister for Local Government and Public Services (2007-08). Member of the Business Committee (2010-11). Member of the Health and Social Care Committee (2011). Chairman of the Enterprise and Business Committee (2011-14). Shadow Minister for Finance (2008-10). Shadow Minister for Health & Social Services (2010-11). Shadow Minister for Finance (2011). Shadow Minister for Business, Enterprise and Technology (2011-14).
Other Information - Member of Lions Clubs International. Has been a school governor for King Henry VIII School, Abergavenny and Llantillo Pertholey Community School. His grandfather Jack Davies played Rugby for Pontypool Rugby Club in the 1950s.
All Party Groups - N/a.
Business Tel: 029 2089 8735
Interests: Agriculture,Health,Rural,Local Government
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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