Dr James Davies was elected Member of Parliament for the Vale of Clwyd in 2015. James was born in St Asaph and brought up in Prestatyn. His family in the area goes back at least seven generations, to and beyond the “Brookes Brothers” family in Rhyl. He is married to Nina, a District Nurse, and they have two young sons.
James studied medicine at Cambridge University and after graduating he returned to the Vale of Clwyd to begin his junior doctor training at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, Bodelwyddan. He subsequently became a General Practitioner in the NHS and a clinical champion for dementia. Since being elected, he has taken a close interest in health matters at Parliament and is a member of the Health Select Committee. In addition, he sits on the Welsh Affairs Select Committee.
At the age of 24, James was elected to represent Prestatyn on both the Town and County Councils and he served in this capacity for the 11 years, until he was elected as MP. It was the satisfaction in helping to turn around Prestatyn which led him to seek election as MP, and he now devotes much of his time towards the regeneration of other communities in the area – particularly Rhyl – and to seeking infrastructure improvements to boost the local economy.
‘It is a great honour to be MP for the area I really care about. I sincerely thank all those who have put their trust in me.’