David Lloyd (Welsh politician)

David Rees "Dai" Lloyd (born 2 December 1956 in Tywyn, Gwynedd) is a Welsh politician. He has a wife Catherine, and they have 3 children. He was the Plaid Cymru Member of the Senedd for South Wales West from 1999 to 2011. and was returned as Plaid Cymru Senedd Member for South Wales West in the 2016 National Assembly for Wales election.

Dr David Lloyd

Member of the Senedd
for South Wales West
Assumed office
6 May 2016
Preceded byAltaf Hussain
In office
6 May 1999  30 March 2011
Preceded byNew seat
Succeeded byByron Davies
Personal details
David Rees Lloyd

(1956-12-02) 2 December 1956 (age 63)
Tywyn, Gwynedd
Political partyPlaid Cymru
Spouse(s)Catherine Lloyd
Alma materUniversity of Wales
OccupationGeneral Practitioner
ProfessionGeneral Practitioner

Lloyd is currently Plaid Cymru's Shadow Secretary for Culture and Infrastructure, as well as being Chair of the Plaid Cymru Senedd Group and Chair of the Senedd Health, Social Care, and Sport Committee.


Lloyd is a graduate of the University of Wales, College of Medicine, Cardiff (1980). MB BCh (1980) MRCGP (1989) Dip. Ther (1995). Awarded an Honorary Fellowship, FRCGP, by the Royal College of Physicians in 2001.

Professional career

Lloyd is a general practitioner by profession.[1]

Political career

Lloyd began his political career in Swansea where he worked as a GP. In 1995 he sought election for Cockett ward, hitherto regarded as a Labour stronghold. He made gains at the election, coming close to beating Labour. At a subsequent by-election, however, he was elected as a councillor. In 1999 he held the seat and topped the poll.

He was the Senedd Member for South Wales West from 1999 until 2011, when Plaid failed to win the second seat on the regional list. He served as Shadow Finance Minister for Plaid Cymru in the National Assembly. In 2012, he unsuccessfully sought to regain his former seat in the Cockett ward on Swansea Council. He was again unsuccessful at a by-election in 2015.

He returned to the Senedd as a Member for South Wales West following the May 2016 election.[2]


Offices held

Senedd Cymru
Preceded by
(new post)
Member of the Senedd for South Wales West
Succeeded by
Byron Davies
Preceded by
Altaf Hussain
Member of the Senedd for South Wales West
Political offices
Preceded by
Shadow Minister for Culture and Infrastructure
2016 – present