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Rebecca Evans AM

Rebecca Evans AM

Title: Minister for Social Services and Public Health

Party: Welsh Labour

Constituency: Gower

Contact information

Assembly Address: 
National Assembly for Wales
Cardiff Bay
Cardiff
CF99 1NA

Bus. phone:  0300 200 7160

Email:  Rebecca.Evans@assembly.wales

Website (non-Assembly) :  www.rebeccaevans4gower.com

Twitter :  www.twitter.com/RebeccaEvansAM

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Membership

Terms of Office

  • 06/05/2011 - 05/04/2016
  • 06/05/2016 -

Additional Information

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 affairs.

 

Personal history

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 Cambridge.

 

Rebecca lives near Llanelli with her husband. She is a keen Welsh learner.

 

Professional background

Before becoming an Assembly Member, Rebecca worked in the third sector.

 

Political history

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 Education Committee.

 

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 Older People.

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