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Peter Black

Assembly Member for South West Wales

Biography Peter Black portrait

Peter Black has been the Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for South Wales West since 1999. He is a leading Swansea Councillor, having represented the Cwmbwrla Ward since 1984.

Born in 1960 in Bebington Wirral, he was educated at Wirral Grammar School for Boys and graduated from Swansea University in 1981 with a degree in English and History.

He is a former civil servant, having worked in the Land Registry for Wales from 1983 to 1999. He is married to Angela and lives in Manselton.

Peter is a former Leader of the Opposition in City and County of Swansea and has also served as the Chair of the Welsh Liberal Democrats in the past.

Peter is the Welsh Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Local Government, Heritage, Housing and Finance.

His interests include Science Fiction, Film, Theatre, and Poetry.

Contact Details

Telephone: 01792 536 353
110 Walter Road

Recent Updates

  • Article: Jun 15, 2009

    The Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black is to stage a half-hour debate in the Welsh Assembly on Thursday highlighting the plight of further education colleges in Swansea and Bridgend and calling on the Minister to find extra cash to save vital facilities such as Stadium House in Landore, Canolfan y Bont in Pontarddulais and A-level tuition in Bridgend. Mr. Black has been successful in winning a ballot to put on the short debate and has chosen to raise the plight of students in his region who have suffered as a result of cuts in education provision by the Labour-Plaid Cymru Government. Speaking in the debate Mr. Black will say:

  • Article: May 21, 2009

    Commenting on statistics released by the Welsh Assembly Government today, showing that only 66% of children and 52% of adults have seen a dentist within the last two years, Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Minister for Health, Peter Black AM, said:

    "These statistics have failed to improve over the past few years. People are still having just as much of a problem finding NHS dentists as before."

  • Article: Apr 28, 2009

    The Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black, has called for a full statement in the National Assembly on the future of the Wales GB Rally.

    Mr. Black raised the issue during the Government business statement with the Leader of the House, Carwyn Jones.

    The Welsh Government has taken a decision to stop their funding to the event this year. This is despite the fact that a contract had previously been signed by the Government committing them to funding until 2011. There is no confirmation yet on whether the event will still be able to go ahead as a result in the drop in funding.