Meet Andrew

Husband, father, farmer, community champion

Leader of the Welsh Conservatives in the Senedd.

Member of the Welsh Parliament for South Wales Central.

Andrew RT Davies was born in 1968. He is married to Julia and they have four children.

Andrew’s background is in the business community – as a partner in the family farming business, based in Llantrithyd, in the Vale of Glamorgan.

He is a former President of Llantrisant Young Farmers Club and a former Chairman of Creative Communities, an organisation which seeks to develop structural community development.

Andrew joined the Welsh Conservatives in 1997 and stood as a parliamentary candidate in Cardiff West in 2001 and in Brecon & Radnorshire in 2005.

He was first elected to the National Assembly (as it was then) in 2007 on the South Wales Central regional list. In the Third Assembly, Andrew held Conservative Shadow Ministerial posts for Transport, Education and Health.

Andrew was elected the Leader of the Welsh Conservatives in 2011 served in the role until June 2018.

In 2019, Andrew won a Vale of Glamorgan Council by-election for the Rhoose ward and pledged to use his platform to oppose the closure of Llancarfan School.

In 2020, he returned to the role of Leader of the Welsh Conservatives in the Senedd.

Andrew is a life governor of the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society. In 2016 he also served as the President of the Vale of Glamorgan Agricultural Society.

His political interests include the economy, education, health and rural affairs.