Paul employs three members of staff, two based in Haverfordwest, and one based in the Assembly in Cardiff Bay. They are there to help deal with any issues affecting constituents and to help Paul in his role as an Assembly Member and Leader of the Welsh Conservatives in the Assembly.
My name is David Howlett. I work in Paul’s constituency office, 20 Upper Market Street, Haverfordwest. I previously worked with Paul for LloydsTSB, like Paul having worked for them for 20 years.
My role involves assisting Paul in his role as Assembly Member for Preseli Pembrokeshire. The job is very varied, with each working day never being the same. The majority of my time is spent helping constituents with advice and enquiries. This involves liaising with various bodies on behalf of the constituent to try to find a successful resolution to the issue. This can be challenging, but very interesting as we get involved in lots of varying local issues.
Other aspects to my role include organising and attending Paul’s regular Advice Surgeries held throughout Preseli Pembrokeshire, accompanying Paul to numerous meetings and visits in the constituency.
On the 1st May 2008, I was elected onto Pembrokeshire County Council as the Councillor for the Wiston Ward. This Ward includes Clarbeston Road, Wiston, Spittal and Ambleston. I was re-elected unopposed in May 2012.
Hi, my name is Jenny and I work as Paul's assistant in his Assembly office in Cardiff Bay. I'm his newest recruit and I've recently graduated my MA in English from Swansea University, having previously studied there at undergraduate level.
I have a varied job role that covers preparing plenary business for Paul, responding to his assembly correspondence and liaising with other Member's offices in the Assembly. I enjoy working in Paul's office. I enjoy undertaking various research projects and the hustle and bustle that comes with working for an AM.
Previous to this role, I worked with Andrew R.T. Davies, Shadow Minister for Health and Social Services and AM for South Wales Central, so I guess you could say I've moved from one large portfolio to another!
Outside of the office, my interests include reading, sport (I'm a Blues fan), art and spending time with family. Aside from that, there's nothing more I enjoy than putting my feet up with a nice glass of wine and a good film!
Hello, my name is Gill, and I am a member of staff at Paul's constituency office at 20 Upper Market Street, Haverfordwest. Like David, my responsibilities involve assisting Paul in his role as Assembly Member for Preseli Pembrokeshire.
The job is very varied and extremely interesting as we get involved in so many diverse and varied local issues, with each working day bringing something new. It is the best feeling in the world to have a success story where we know that Paul's participation and our work has helped to bring about a good outcome for a constituent.
I have been working for Paul since August of 2008. Prior to that I was an Administrator for the Citizens Advice Bureau in Pembroke Dock. I have also worked as an Advertising Executive for the Western Telegraph, and as Town Clerk for Neyland Town Council for a number of years. (think to go further back than that would make me feel quite archaic). I am thoroughly enjoying the challenges of this job – and actually look forward to my time at work – not everyone can say that!
Outside of work, and apart from being a mother and a housewife, I read quite a bit on all sorts of topics. I am a Sci-Fi and Fantasy fan and I especially love factual books on science by authors such as Michio Kaku and the like. I also have an avid interest in cosmology, life and the universe.
A good film is a must; and as I'm a bit of an idealist - it has to have a happy ending for ultimate satisfaction. I also enjoy travelling when I get the opportunity, although I am a home bird at heart. The rest of my time is spent with my family, close friends and my dogs; and being an animal lover, they get quite a lot of consideration. Like Jenny, I think there's a lot to be said for "putting my feet up with a nice glass of wine..." and I try to be fully committed to this practise on a regular basis!