Dr James Davies is the Conservative Member of Parliament for the Vale of Clwyd. He was re-elected MP for the Vale of Clwyd in 2019.
James was born in St Asaph and brought up in Prestatyn, and has family going back many generations in Rhyl and Denbigh.
He represented Prestatyn as a local councillor for 11 years, before being elected Member of Parliament for the Vale of Clwyd between 2015 and 2017. During this time he was:
- Instrumental in the Health Board overturning its plans to downgrade Glan Clwyd neonatal services and instead constructing a new Sub-regional Neonatal Intensive Care Centre (SuRNICC)
- Elected to the Health Select Committee and played an important role in influencing government health policy, particularly in relation to obesity
- Elected by Parliamentary colleagues to serve on the 1922 Executive Committee
- Helped place pressure on Welsh Government to prioritise flood defences in St Asaph and Rhyl East
- Worked on a cross-party basis to push the infrastructure agenda of the North Wales Economic Ambition Board, including bringing about a Welsh Affairs Select Committee Inquiry and influencing content and recommendations.
James has worked as a doctor within the NHS for 15 years and undertook junior doctor training at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd in Bodelwyddan. He was a clinical champion for dementia for a number of years. Between the 2017 and 2019 elections, he spent a year practising in Rhyl and many more months in other practices and Out of Hours services in the region. This provided an invaluable insight into the full extent of failure within the Labour-run devolved Welsh NHS.
James enjoys spending time with his young family, local community work, walking, travel, Spanish and DIY. He is a member of the British Medical Association, the Royal College of GPs, the National Trust, the Rotary and the Campaign for Real Ale.
In September 2021, James was made a Parliamentary Private Secretary to Ministers in the Department for Health and Social Care.
He is proud to be again representing the area he cares about.
His priorities for the Vale of Clwyd are:
Tackling crime and putting more bobbies on the beat
Crime and antisocial behaviour need a zero-tolerance approach. It’s criminals who need to be put under pressure, not our communities.
Bringing NHS services in North Wales up to standard
Local people are being thoroughly let down by NHS services which are not fit for purpose. The local health board is in its fifth year of direct control by the Welsh Labour Government without signs of improvement. James intends to use his detailed understanding of the ongoing problems to fight for a turnaround, and press for new UK Government funding to be spent on the NHS in Wales.
Protecting our green barrier land and countryside
We must stop inappropriate over-development of our communities and give local people a say on how our communities grow.
Turbo-charging our North Wales economy
Better infrastructure and business rates relief would mean more jobs and more investment.