Janet Davies (Welsh politician)

Janet Marion Davies (born 29 May 1939 in Cardiff) is a Plaid Cymru Welsh politician. She was the National Assembly for Wales Member for South Wales West from 1999 to 2007, retiring at the 2007 election.

Janet Davies
Member of the Welsh Assembly
for South Wales West
In office
6 May 1999 – 3 May 2007
Preceded byNew Assembly
Succeeded byBethan Jenkins
Personal details
Born (1939-05-29) 29 May 1939 (age 81)
Cardiff, Wales
Political partyPlaid Cymru
Alma materOpen University


Educated at Howell's School Llandaff, Cardiff. Trinity College, Carmarthen (BA Hons). University of Wales and the Open University (BA Hons). Davies was a Nurse and Midwife in the 1960s.

Political careerEdit

A former Member of Taff Ely Borough Council (1983–96) and Leader of Council 1991–96, and Mayor from 1995 to 1996. Contested Pontypridd 1983 General Election, Brecon and Radnor 1985 By-Election, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney 1987 General Election. Director of elections and a member of the Plaid Cymru National Executive. She was Chief Whip for the Plaid Group in the National Assembly.

In the Second Assembly (2003–07) she was a member of the following committees: Audit Committee (Chair[1]); Scrutiny of the First Minister Committee; Public Audit Act Commencement Order Committee 2005; Public Audit (Wales) Bill Committee 2003; and the Public Audit (Wales) Bill Committee 2004.


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Offices heldEdit

Senedd Cymru
Preceded by
(new post)
Assembly Member for South Wales West
Succeeded by
Bethan Jenkins