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Hefin David AM

Hefin David AM

Party: Welsh Labour

Constituency: Caerphilly

Contact information

Office Address: 
Bargoed YMCA
Aeron Place
CF81 8JA

Phone:  01443 838542

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

Phone:  0300 200 7154



Term of Office

  • 06/05/2016 -

Membership of Cross Party Groups

Additional Information

Key interests and achievements

Dr Hefin David holds a BScEcon in Economics and Politics, an MScEcon in European Policy, both from Cardiff University. He also holds a PGCE from the University of Wales, Newport, and a PhD from the University of Gloucestershire.


Hefin is Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and an Academic Associate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).


His interests as an Assembly Member are in the area of small firm development and growth, employability and access to further and higher education for those with additional needs.


Personal history

Hefin was born and brought up in the Caerphilly Constituency, where he lives with his wife, Anna, and daughter, Caitlin. In the past he has performed with Brynmawr Amateur Operatic Society in their productions of ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ and ‘Return to the Forbidden Planet’. He is governor of two schools and Chair of Tir-y-berth Village Hall Management Committee.


Professional background

Before being elected to the Assembly, Hefin was a Senior Lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University. He taught Human Resource Management and Professional Practice to undergraduates and postgraduates, with an emphasis on employability. Hefin’s research interests were in small business employment and growth and his PhD explored the first employment decisions of small firm owner-managers. He has experience of working and teaching in Germany, Greece, India and China. 


Political history

Hefin was elected to Caerphilly County Borough Council at a by-election in March 2007 and has served continuously since then. He will stand down from the council at the end of his current term in May 2017. He was the Chair of the Policy and Resources Scrutiny Committee from 2012-2016 and in that time the committee considered a number of issues in the public interest, including alleviating the worst effects of the bedroom tax and reducing the use of bed and breakfast accommodation for emergency homing.


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