Andrew RT Davies AM

Assembly Member for South Wales Central

Andrew Davies was born in Cowbridge in the Vale of Glamorgan in 1968 and educated at Llanfair Primary School and St John’s. He became a partner in the family farming business based near Cowbridge. Andrew is a former Welsh delegate on the Council of the National Farmers’ Union. He was the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society’s Oxford Scholar in 2002.

He joined the Welsh Conservative Party in 1997 and stood as a Parliamentary candidate in Cardiff West in 2001 and in Brecon & Radnorshire in 2005. At the 2007 Assembly elections he was listed second on the Conservative regional list for South Wales Central and was elected. Andrew Davies is married with four children. He is a former Chairman of Creative Communities, an organisation which seeks to develop structural community development.

Andrew’s hobbies include swimming, farming and spending time with his family. Andrew’s political interests include economic development, education, health and rural affairs.

Andrew has previously held three of the most important portfolios of Education, Health and Social Services and most recently, Business.

In December 2008, Andrew was recognised in the Welsh Politician of the Year Awards as ‘Assembly Member to Watch’.  Andrew was elected Leader of the Welsh Conservatives in the National Assembly in July 2011, a position he held until June 2018.

For more information about Andrew, please visit his website.



Welsh Conservatives demand publication of leak inquiry report

Welsh Conservative leader, Andrew RT Davies, has today written to the Permanent Secretary calling for publication of the leak inquiry report, following yesterday’s revelation a Labour AM was told of allegations against Carl Sargeant and his imminent sacking before Mr Sargeant himself was informed

DAVIES: What are you hiding First Minister?

The First Minister has rejected the opportunity to confirm that he did not authorise any briefing or sharing of information before his cabinet reshuffle in November.


Andrew RT Davies' New Year Message

As Assembly Members we have the privilege of being in a position to make a meaningful difference to the lives of the people of Wales.


Christmas Message from the Leader of the Welsh Conservatives

At this time of year it’s especially important to focus on those things that bring us closer together as a society – rather than the things which divide us; and as families across Wales rush to get things ready for the festive period, attention is naturally turning to those family traditions that