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Wednesday, September 1, 1999 Published at 14:28 GMT 15:28 UK


UK: Wales: AMs

Janet Davies

Plaid Cymru

South Wales West Region
Personal Details
Date of Birth -
May 29, 1939.
Place of Birth - Cardiff.
Married - 1965, Basil Peter Ridley, son of late John and late Anita Davies (1 son 1 daughter).

Education
Howell's School, Llandaff, Cardiff.
Trinity College, Carmarthen (BA).
Open University (BA Hons).

Previous Occupation(s)
Nurse and Midwife 1960s.
Caring for children.

Political Career
Councillor, Taff-Ely Borough Council 1983-96, Leader of Council 1991-96, Mayor 1995-96.
Contested Pontypridd 1983 General Election, Brecon and Radnor 1985 By-Election, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney 1987 General Election.
Contested Aberavon, AM for the Region of South Wales West since May 6, 1999.


A member of the Assemblyís Standards of Conduct Committee, and of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, she also chairs the Audit Committee.

She stood in Aberavon, where she came second to Brian Gibbons, but as no.1 on the PC regional list for South Wales West, she won a top-up seat.

The former leader, and mayoress, of Taff Ely Borough Council has contested three previous General Elections for Plaid Cymru, and is the party's spokesperson on local government.

Currently holding the role of Director of Elections for the party (where she met with remarkable success), the former nurse and midwife has experience as a local and community councillor dating back to 1983.

She led the Plaid Coalition Group on Taff Ely for four years. A former senior vice chair of the party, she is active politically on issues such as local government and housing.

In the register she declares her husbandís pension from, and shareholdings in, SA Brain & Co of Cardiff. She is also a school governor.


Welsh Assembly Election of May 6, 1999
South Wales West Region
Party Votes % AMs elected
Lab 70,625 17.94% 0
PC 50,757 12.89% 2
Con 20,993 5.33% 1
LD 18,527 4.71% 1
Green 4,082 1.04% 0
Un Soc 1,257 0.32% 0
NLP 676 0.17% 0




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