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

UK: Wales: AMs

Dr David Lloyd

Plaid Cymru

South Wales West Region

Shadow Assembly Secretary for Health and Social Services
Personal Details
Date of Birth -
December 2, 1956.
Place of Birth - Tywyn, Gwynedd.
Married - April 12, 1982, Catherine, daughter of David and Rachel Jones (2 sons 1 daughter).

Lampeter Comprehensive School, Ceredigion.
Welsh National School of Medicine, Cardiff (MB.Bch, MRCGP, Dip.Ther).

Previous Occupation(s)
Junior Hospital Doctor/Surgical Houseman, Royal Gwent Hospital 1980-81.
Junior Hospital Doctor/Medical Houseman, West Wales General Hospital 1981.
Junior Hospital Doctor/SHO, General Practice Training, Bridgend 1981-84l.
Full-time NHS GP, Fforestfach 1984-.

Political Career
Councillor, City and County of Swansea 1998-.
Contested Swansea West 1992 and 1997 General Elections.
Contested Swansea West, AM for the Region of South Wales West since May 6, 1999.
Shadow Assembly Secretary for Health and Social Services 1999-.

David Rhys Lloyd is in the Plaid Cymru cabinet as spokesman on Health and Social Services, and serves on the Assembly committee on the subject, as well as on the Legislation committee.

He is a practising GP, and is Plaid Cymru's second list seat AM for South Wales West. He is a member of the BMA, on the Welsh Council of the Royal College of GPs, and member of the Alzheimer’s Disease Society. Since 1993 he has been a member of the Welsh Medicines Steering Committee. He has been the S4C media doctor for the “Heno” nightly TV magazine.

Born in 1956, he was also elected as a county councillor in Swansea. Mr Lloyd contested the seat of Swansea West at the 1992 and 1997 General Elections.

A Welsh speaker, he has been Plaid Cymru's spokesman on health issues for five years. He is likely to play an active part for Plaid on issues such as health and education. He has spoken out strongly on compensation for miners, many of whom he has treated. He is a lay preacher.

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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