David Rowlands (Welsh politician)


David John Rowlands is a Welsh Brexit Party politician serving as Member of the Senedd for South Wales East since 2016.[1]

David Rowlands

Member of the Senedd
for South Wales East
Assumed office
5 May 2016
Preceded byLindsay Whittle
Personal details
BornArgoed, Caerphilly
NationalityWelsh
Political partyBrexit Party (2019-present)
Other political
affiliations
UK Independence Party (1998-2019)

Biography


Born in the Welsh mining town of Argoed, he was educated at Pontllanfraith Grammar School obtaining A Levels in economics and geography before studying for a degree in business studies.[2] Rowlands joined UKIP in 1998.

Formerly a UK Independence Party (UKIP) Assembly Member, Rowlands resigned to join the Brexit Party in May 2019.[3]

Electoral history


Rowlands has contested numerous seats for UKIP in General, Assembly, local and European elections since 2000.

He contested New Inn ward in Torfaen in the 2004 Welsh local election, where he won 811 votes.

He contested Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney in the 2016 Senedd election, he won 4,277 votes finishing second to Welsh Labour's Dawn Bowden. In the same election, Rowlands was elected as a Member of the Senedd for the South Wales East, alongside fellow UKIP candidate Mark Reckless.

In 2017 Rowlands stood again for the Parliamentary constituency, he came fourth with 1,484 votes, a reduction in vote share of 14.2%.

Westminster Parliament elections

Date of election Constituency Party Votes % of votes Result
2017 election Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney UKIP 1,484 4.4 Not elected
2015 election Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney UKIP 6,106 18.7 Not elected
2010 election Newport East UKIP 677 2.0 Not elected

European Parliament elections

Date of election Constituency Party Votes % of votes Result
European Election 2014 Wales UKIP 201,983 27.55 Not elected
European Election 2009 Wales UKIP 87,585 12.8 Not elected
European Election 2004 Wales UKIP 96,677 10.5 Not elected

Senedd Cymru elections (Constituency Seats)

Date of election Constituency Party Votes % of votes Result
Senedd Cymru Election 2016 Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney UKIP 4,277 20.7 Not elected
Senedd Cymru Election 2003 Torfaen UKIP 1,377 7.0 Not elected

Senedd Cymru elections (Regional Seats)

Date of election Constituency Party Votes % of votes Result
Senedd Cymru Election 2016 South Wales East UKIP 34,524 17.8 Elected
Senedd Cymru Election 2011 South Wales East UKIP 9,526 5.3 Not elected
Senedd Cymru Election 2007 South Wales East UKIP 8,725 4.6 Not elected
Senedd Cymru Election 2003 South Wales East UKIP 5,949 3.5 Not elected

References


  1. "Welsh Election 2016: Labour just short as UKIP wins seats". BBC News. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  2. "David Rowlands". UKIP Wales. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  3. "Assembly members join forces with Farage". BBC News. 15 May 2019. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
Senedd Cymru
Preceded by
Lindsay Whittle
Member of the Senedd for South Wales East
2016 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent