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

UK: Wales: AMs

Alun Pugh


Clwyd West Constituency
Personal Details
Date of Birth -
June 9, 1955.
Place of Birth - Llwynypia, Mid Glamorgan.
Married - August 1978, Janet Hughes (1 son 1 daughter).

Tonypandy Grammar School.
Polytechnic of Wales (BA Hons in Business Finance).
University College, Cardiff (Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Science).

Previous Occupation(s)
Lecturer, Bridgend College 1983-87.
Section Head, Newcastle College 1987-92.
Head of Academic Development, Llandrillo College 1993-96.
Assistant Principal, West Cheshire College 1996-.

Political Career
AM for the Constituency of Clwyd West since May 6, 1999.

ALAN PUGH (Lab Clwyd West) He is a member of three Assembly committees: European Affairs, Audit, and Post 16 Education and Training. He is also the linkman for the North Wales region.

Alan Pugh was the man who narrowly denied Welsh Tory leader Rod Richards a constituency seat in the Assembly, when he took the Clwyd West seat for Labour. MSF contributed 1000 and UNISON #5000 towards his campaign expenses. Mr Richards, who had previously held it at Westminster, had hoped to take the seat, which covers the coastal retirement and holiday areas around Colwyn Bay, as well as inland areas.

In his victory speech, Mr Pugh denounced Mr Richards's attempt to raise fears about the Welsh language during the Assembly election campaign.

He has a background in education, as the assistant principal at West Cheshire College. His declared salary until May 1999 was 38,000 a year. He was also previously head of academic development at Llandrillo College. He is a specialist in computers, learning development and business studies. He has a website

He has experience as a councillor, and his political interests include education and information technology. He is the son of a Rhondda coalminer. His leisure interests include opera and serious mountaineering. In Rhodri Morgan's Assembly administration, Mr Pugh has become a Deputy Secretary with junior responsibility for health and social services.

Welsh Assembly Election of May 6, 1999
Clwyd West Constituency
Pugh, A. (Lab) 7,824 31.00%
Richards, R. (Con) 7,064 27.99%
Williams, E. (PC) 6,886 27.29%
Feeley, R. (LD) 3,462 13.72%


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