Rebecca Evans (politician)

Rebecca Mary Evans (born 2 August 1976) is a Welsh Labour and Co-operative politician serving as Minister for Finance since 2018 and Minister for Local Government since 2021. She has served as the Member of the Senedd (MS) for Gower since 2016,[1] and a Member for Mid and West Wales from 2011 to 2016.

Rebecca Evans

Evans in 2016
Minister for Finance
Assumed office
13 December 2018
First MinisterMark Drakeford
Preceded byMark Drakeford
Minister for Local Government
Assumed office
13 May 2021
First MinisterMark Drakeford
Preceded byJulie James
Trefnydd of the Senedd
In office
13 December 2018  13 May 2021
First MinisterMark Drakeford
Preceded byJulie James
Succeeded byLesley Griffiths
Minister for Housing and Regeneration
In office
3 November 2017  13 December 2018
First MinisterCarwyn Jones
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byHannah Blythyn
Minister for Social Services and Public Health
In office
19 May 2016  3 November 2017
First MinisterCarwyn Jones
Preceded byOffice established
Succeeded byHuw Irranca-Davies (Children and Social Care)
Deputy Minister for Farming and Food
In office
8 July 2014  19 May 2016
First MinisterCarwyn Jones
Preceded byAlun Davies (Agriculture)
Succeeded byHannah Blythyn (Minister for the Environment)
Member of the Senedd
for Gower
Assumed office
6 May 2016
Preceded byEdwina Hart
Majority4,795 (14.4%)
Member of the Welsh Assembly
for Mid and West Wales
In office
5 May 2011  6 May 2016
Preceded byAlun Davies
Succeeded byEluned Morgan
Personal details
Born (1976-08-02) 2 August 1976 (age 45)[citation needed]
Bridgend, Wales
Political partyWelsh Labour and Co-operative
Alma materSidney Sussex College, Cambridge
University of Leeds

Evans has previously served in the Welsh Government as the Deputy Minister for Farming and Food (2014–16), Minister for Social Care and Public Health (2016–17) and Minister for Housing and Regeneration (2017–18). She was Trefnydd (Leader) of the Senedd from 2018 to 2021.