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Cwmbrân local, 28, is new Welsh Greens deputy leader

Phil Davies with Zak Polanski

Phil Davies, a youth activist and campaigner from Cwmbrân, has been chosen as Wales Green Party’s new deputy leader.

Phil, aged 28, was raised in and still lives in Cwmbrân, and attended the former Llantarnam Comprehensive School and Coleg Gwent before attending Aberystwyth University to study psychology and international politics.

Phil Davies with Zak Polanski
Phil Davies with Zak Polanski

Locally he has campaigned with Climate Action Torfaen and Llarcs Community Group. He also helps lead the Young Greens in Wales and England as the Political Education Officer for the party’s youth movement.

Commenting on his selection, Phil said:
“I am delighted to become the deputy leader of Wales Green Party.  I promise to use this platform to champion people whose voices are often ignored in politics in Cymru. I’m proud to represent a party with a positive and inclusive vision for all of our futures.

“We offer a stark contrast to the business-as-usual parties that simply aren’t working for most people living in Cymru, or for the planet.

“As a young person, I’m immensely proud to be in a leadership position. Far too often our voices and experiences are ignored or belittled by politicians. Greens will always listen to the voices of all people, no matter their age. If you are a young person reading this and want a political party that will respect and listen to you, rather than patronise you, join the Greens today!

“I’m looking forward to helping us break through into the next Senedd where positive elected Green voices are so desperately needed.”

Anthony Slaughter, Wales Green Party leader, said:

“I'm really pleased to welcome Phil to the Wales Green Party leadership team. Phil is a dedicated and passionate campaigner for social and climate justice. I'm looking forward to working with him to ensure that Wales gets the elected Green representation at every level of government that our communities so desperately need. This starts with the Senedd election in 2026.

“As an active member of the Young Greens committee, Phil will also be a much-needed voice for young people who are so woefully underrepresented in Welsh politics.”