Key interests and achievements
Rebecca was first elected to the National
Assembly for Wales in 2011 to represent the region of Mid and West
Wales. In 2016 she became Assembly Member for Gower.
Rebecca was invited to become the youngest
member of the Welsh Government in July 2014 when she was appointed
Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, and since May 2016 she has
served as Minister for Social Services and Public Health.
Her wider political interests include
equalities, welfare reform, tackling poverty, and rural
Rebecca was educated at the University of
Leeds, where she studied History. She also received a Master of
Philosophy degree in Historical Studies from the University of
Rebecca lives near Llanelli with her husband.
She is a keen Welsh learner.
Before becoming an Assembly Member, Rebecca
worked in the third sector.
In the Fourth Assembly, Rebecca was appointed
to the Health and Social Care Committee, and the Environment and
Sustainability Committee and its Common Agricultural Policy Task
and Finish Group. She also served on the Children, Young People and
Also in the Fourth Assembly, Rebecca was Chair
of the Cross-Party Groups on Disability, Mental Health, and Nursing
and Midwifery; and was Vice-Chair of the Cross-Party Groups on
Faith, Autism, and Beer and the Pub. She was an officer of several
other Cross-Party Groups, including Neurological Conditions, and