Key interests and achievements
Paul is a member of the North Pembrokeshire
Transport Forum, Friends of Theatr Gwaun and he is the President of
Pembrokeshire People First.
Paul was born in 1969 and grew up in Pontsian
just outside Llandysul in the County of Ceredigion. He attended
Tregroes Primary school and Llandysul Grammar School and obtained
A-levels at Newcastle Emlyn Comprehensive School.
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Until elected to the National Assembly for
Wales in 2007, Paul was employed by Lloyds TSB as a Business
Manager based in Haverfordwest, helping to develop small
Paul was first elected to the Assembly in
2007. Until March 2009 he served as Shadow Minister for Culture,
the Welsh Language and Sport. From March 2009 until the Assembly
election in 2011, Paul held the role of Shadow Minister for
Education and the Welsh Language.
After his re-election as Assembly Member for
Preseli Pembrokeshire 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.
After his re-election in May 2016, Paul
continued as Deputy Leader of the Group, Business Manager and Chief
Whip. In addition, Paul was appointed as Welsh Conservative
spokesperson on Rural Affairs.
Paul has also held senior positions within the
Conservative Party in Mid and West Wales, such as Chair of
Ceredigion Conservative Association and Deputy Chair of Mid and
West Wales Conservatives.