Key interests and
is a member of the North Pembrokeshire Transport Forum, Friends of Theatr Gwaun
and he is the President of Pembrokeshire People First.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.