I was delighted to be elected the Labour MP for Aberavon in 2015.
I was born in Tredegar in 1970, and have kept strong and continuing links to South Wales throughout my life.
Following comprehensive school I went to Cambridge University to study modern languages, and since 1996 I have been married to Helle, the Chief Executive of Save the Children International, based in London, who I met when I won a scholarship to the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. We have two lovely teenage daughters.
I joined the Party at the age of 15 and I'm a proud member of Community union who have a long history in this area.
I have in-depth experience of business and of working internationally, having spent over twenty years working in the private sector. I have lived and worked in Brussels, Russia, Africa and Switzerland, and I understand how important it is for Aberavon to identify and pursue new investment opportunities.
I'm passionate about my country and I know Aberavon's future can be just as bright as our past, but we need a strong voice for the area who can raise our profile and be a strong voice in Westminster. I am a pragmatist, and constantly looking to build alliances and consensus across communities in order to get things, because I know that Aberavon will only realise its full potential if we all pull together. What matters is what works for the people of Aberavon, and I will always act in the best interests of my constituents.
I am a firm believer that an MP has to be pro-active, and I will not be just sitting back and waiting for you to come to me. I intend to be actively reaching out and engaging with communities and individuals right across the constituency, listening to what matters most to you, tackling challenges and building on opportunities.
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