Jocelyn Davies

Jocelyn Davies (born 18 June 1959, Usk, Monmouthshire, Wales) is a Plaid Cymru politician who was a member of the Welsh Assembly (AM), for the South Wales East region from 1999 until 2016.[1] She was Deputy Minister for Housing and Regeneration[1] in the Labour/Plaid coalition government from 2007 until 2011.

Jocelyn Davies
Jocelyn Davies 2011.jpg
Member of the Welsh Assembly
for South Wales East
In office
6 May 1999 – 4 April 2016
Preceded byNew Assembly
Succeeded bySteffan Lewis
Personal details
Born (1959-06-18) 18 June 1959 (age 63)
Usk, Monmouthshire, Wales
Political partyPlaid Cymru
SpouseMike Davies
Alma materHarris Manchester College, Oxford


After attending Newbridge Grammar School, she read law at Harris Manchester College, Oxford.[2] One of the first lay-inspectors of schools in 1993. Davies is married to Newbridge councillor Mike Davies. In 2004, she discovered tissue samples from their daughter, stillborn 16 years previously, were still being held in a Newport hospital.

Davies has three children.

Political careerEdit

Davies was a councillor on Islwyn Borough Council between 1987 and 1991, and contested the 1995 Islwyn by-election.[2]

She has been a member of the National Assembly of Wales, list member for South Wales East,[2] since 1999 and has served as Plaid Cymru Party Business Manager from 2000 to 2007.[1]

In the Second Assembly, she was Chair on both the Committee on the Inquiry into the E.coli outbreak in Wales and the South Wales East Regional Committee.[1]

In the Third Assembly, she was appointed Deputy Minister for Housing in the Labour and Plaid Cymru coalition government on 19 July.

She retired from the Assembly at the 2016 election.

Post AssemblyEdit

Davies currently sits on the Audit Risk and Assurance Committee for the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d "Assembly Member Biographies". National Assembly for Wales. Archived from the original on 20 November 2010. Retrieved 17 August 2010.
  2. ^ a b c "Elections 2003: Welsh women making history; The National Assembly yesterday became the first elected governing body in the world to have women as half of its representatives. Here, The Western Mail profiles them all". Western Mail. 8 May 2003. Retrieved 17 August 2010.
  3. ^ "Our Team – The Future Generations Commissioner for Wales".

Offices heldEdit

Preceded by
(new post)
Assembly Member for South Wales East
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by Deputy Minister for Housing
Succeeded by
Post Abolished