Christine Chapman was a Member of the National
Assembly for Wales between May 1999 and April 2016. This was her
biography at the time she left.
Chapman was born in Porth, Rhondda. She holds a BA (Hons) in
History and Classical Studies from the University of Wales,
Aberystwyth, and an MScEcon and MPhil from Cardiff University. She
also holds a diploma in Careers Guidance from South Bank
professional career has been in the field of education.
She has worked for the
careers service and for two education business partnerships, and
has worked as both a youth worker and a secondary school
strong advocate of lifelong learning, Christine is particularly
interested in economic development, equal opportunities, community
regeneration and women's history.
Christine was first elected to the
Assembly in 1999. Her previous roles have included chairing the
Objective One Programme Monitoring Committee, being Deputy Minister
for Education and Lifelong Learning, and Finance, Local Government
and Public Services, and Chair of the Petitions Committee.
Christine also represents the Welsh Assembly on the Committee of
the Regions, and is Chair of the Assembly's Women and Democracy
Prior to her election as Labour Assembly
Member for Cynon Valley, Christine was a councillor on Rhondda
Cynon Taf County Borough Council.
is secretary of the Labour
UNISON Group and a member of the Co-operative Party. She is also a
supporter of the “Children Are Unbeatable Alliance”