Welsh Conservative Leadership Election Etholiad Arweinyddol y Ceidwadwyr Cymreig

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Paul Davies

A fluent Welsh speaker, Paul Davies grew up in Pontsian in Ceredigion. Prior to becoming an Assembly Member he was employed as a Business Manager for Lloyds TSB in Haverfordwest, helping to develop small businesses.

Paul fought the 2000 by-election and the 2001 General Election for the parliamentary seat of Ceredigion, improving the Welsh Conservative’s position but losing both times.

Paul was first elected to Assembly representing Preseli Pembrokeshire in 2007, soon serving as Shadow Minister for Culture, the Welsh Language and Sport. From March 2009 until the 2011 Assembly election, Paul held the role of Shadow Minister for Education and the Welsh Language.

After his re-election in May 2011, Paul briefly held the role of Interim Leader of the Welsh Conservative Assembly Group before being appointed as Deputy Leader of the Welsh Conservative Assembly Group, and Shadow Minister for Finance. During this term Paul took on the role of Business Manager and Chief Whip for the Conservative Group in addition to being the Group’s Deputy Leader.

Paul was then appointed interim leader for a second time after Andrew RT Davies’ resignation in June 2018. 

In September 2018 he was elected as permanent leader of the Welsh Conservatives by gaining 62% of the vote in the contest against Suzy Davies.

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  • Suzy Davies

    Suzy Davies was born in Swansea and grew up in Bridgend, Aberdare, Cardiff and Brecon, before going on to graduate from Exeter and Glamorgan universities. After a career in marketing and management, she became a solicitor. She has also trained as a mentor to work with young offenders and vulnerable families, working with charities such as Prime Cymru.

    Suzy Davies was first elected the AM for South Wales West in 2011. During the last Assembly, Suzy was the Conservative Party spokesperson for Culture and also a member of the Children and Young People, and the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committees. She sits on the Assembly Commission; Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee; External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee, as well as a number of Cross-Party Groups.

    She is currently the Conservative Spokesperson for Social Services, Broadcasting and Welsh Language.

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