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Huw Irranca-Davies AM

Huw Irranca-Davies AM

Party: Welsh Labour

Constituency: Ogmore

Contact information

Office Address: 
Unit 2
112-113 Commercial Street
Maesteg
CF34 9DL

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

Phone:  0300 200 7105

Email:  Huw.Irranca-Davies@assembly.wales

Website (non-Assembly) :  www.huwirranca-davies.org.uk

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Membership

Term of Office

  • 06/05/2016 -

Membership of Cross Party Groups

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Personal history

Huw is married to Joanna Irranca-Davies (they combined their surnames Davies and Irranca on marrying, becoming Irranca-Davies). They have three sons, and are all proud of their Welsh and Italian family roots. Born into a strong Labour Party family, he has long been a grass-roots campaigner and active in community regeneration.

 

Born in 1963, he is an alumni of Gowerton Comprehensive School, Crewe and Alsager College (BA Hons), and Swansea Institute of Higher Education (MSc).

 

A keen walker (Vice-President of Ramblers Cymru) and “everyday cyclist on a sit-up-and-beg-bike”, he also relaxes watching his sons playing rugby or reading historical novels (and never anything political!).

 

Professional background

Huw Irranca-Davies worked in public and private sector management and as a Senior Lecturer in Higher Education before entering politics. In February 2002 he was elected as the Labour MP for Ogmore in a parliamentary by-election, a seat which he held until 2016 when he was duly elected as the Assembly Member for Ogmore at the National Assembly for Wales.

 

Political history

Huw was the Member of Parliament for Ogmore from 2002 to 2016, when he stood down from parliament to stand for election to the National Assembly of Wales.

 

During his time as an MP Huw served as a Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to Ministers in the Department for Work and Pensions, Northern Ireland and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS); as the Government Whip for Wales and DCMS; Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales; and as Environment Minister in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

 

Between October 2010 and 2015 he served in opposition as the Shadow Energy Minister, then as Shadow Minister for Food, Farming and Rural Affairs. Following the General Election in May 2015, he was elected as the Chair of the Environmental Audit Committee, a position held till 2016 when he stepped down from parliament in order to stand successfully for the National Assembly of Wales.

 

He is currently a member of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee, which is examining the latest Wales Bill.

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