Assembly Member for South Wales Central
Shadow Minister for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs
Andrew RT Davies was born in 1968 and was educated at Llanfair Primary, St John’s, Balfour House and Wycliffe College. He is married to Julia and they have four children.
Andrew’s background is in the business community – as a partner in the family farming business, based in the Vale of Glamorgan.
He is a former President of Llantrisant Young Farmers Club and a former Chairman of Creative Rural Communities, an organisation which seeks to develop structural community development. Andrew is a former Welsh delegate on the Council of the National Farmers’ Union and was the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society’s Oxford Scholar in 2002.
Andrew joined the Welsh Conservatives in 1997 and stood as a parliamentary candidate in Cardiff West in 2001 and in Brecon & Radnorshire in 2005.
He was first elected to the Senedd in 2007 on the South Wales Central regional list and held Conservative Shadow Ministerial posts for Transport, Business, Education and Health.
His political interests include the economy, education, health and rural affairs. Andrew was elected the Leader of the Welsh Conservatives in 2011 and served in the role until June 2018.
Andrew is a life governor of the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society and in 2016 was also President of the Vale of Glamorgan Agricultural Society.
He is currently the Shadow Minister for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Andrew was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2020.
For more information about Andrew, please visit his website.