Beth Winter
Winter in 2020
Member of Parliament
for Cynon Valley
Assumed office
12 December 2019
Preceded byAnn Clwyd
Majority8,822 (29.2%)
Personal details
Born
Bethan Winter

(1974-10-04) 4 October 1974 (age 47)
Political partyWelsh Labour
Alma materUniversity of Bristol (BSc) (MA)
Swansea University (PhD)
Websitewww.bethwinter.wales

Bethan Winter[1] (born 4 October 1974)[2] is a Welsh Labour Party politician. She has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Cynon Valley since the 2019 general election.[3][4]

Early life and education

Winter was born and raised in Cynon Valley.[5] She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Social Policy and a Master of Arts in Housing Studies, both from the University of Bristol. She later became a researcher and received a PhD from Swansea University in disadvantage among older people in rural communities.[6] Winter is a Welsh speaker.[7]

Career

Winter has worked in RCT for Shelter Cymru and in Penywaun as a community worker, and has also managed a youth club and worked in a food bank. She is an official for the University and College Union.[8]

On entering Parliament following the 2019 general election, Winter was appointed Parliamentary Private Secretary to Rachel Reeves as Shadow Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. However, she resigned in September 2020, when she defied the Labour whip and voted against the Overseas Operations Bill alongside 18 other Labour MPs, including two other junior office holders, Nadia Whittome and Olivia Blake.[9]

Personal life

Winter has three children. Three generations of her family participated in the September 2019 climate strikes at the Senedd building.[8]

References

  1. ^ "Members Sworn". Hansard.parliament.uk. 1 December 2019. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  2. ^ Brunskill, Ian (19 March 2020). The Times guide to the House of Commons 2019 : the definitive record of Britain's historic 2019 General Election. p. 161. ISBN 978-0-00-839258-1. OCLC 1129682574.
  3. ^ "Candidates in Cynon Valley". Who Can I Vote For. Retrieved 12 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Cynon Valley Parliamentary constituency". BBC.com. Retrieved 13 December 2019.
  5. ^ Bond, Daniel (16 December 2019). "Class of 2019: Meet the new MPs". Politics Home: The House. Retrieved 24 December 2019.
  6. ^ "Ms Bethan Winter". Swansea. Retrieved 9 January 2020.
  7. ^ "Beth Winter". Cynon Labour. Archived from the original on 18 December 2019. Retrieved 18 December 2019.
  8. ^ a b Mosalski, Ruth (13 December 2019). "General Election 2019 result for Cynon Valley: The new MP and the constituency vote totals". Wales Online. Retrieved 9 January 2020.
  9. ^ Sabbagh, Dan; Stewart, Heather (23 September 2020). "Three Labour MPs lose roles after voting against overseas operations bill". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 September 2020.
Parliament of the United Kingdom Preceded byAnn Clwyd Member of Parliament for Cynon Valley 2019–present Incumbent