Stephen was first elected as MP for his home constituency of Preseli Pembrokeshire in 2005.
In 2009 he was appointed to the Conservative frontbench as Opposition Whip and in 2010 he became Assistant Government Whip in the Coalition Government.
In 2012 he was appointed as a Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Wales Office, and in 2014 he became Secretary of State for Wales. Stephen works closely with industry in Wales on a wide range of issues affecting business competitiveness including energy costs, transport investment and digital infrastructure. He also leads on welfare reform and is passionate about seeing new and better jobs come to Wales.
Stephen takes a strong interest in international development and believes firmly in the importance of UK aid. From 2010 to 2012 he led Project Umubano, the Conservative Party’s social action project in Rwanda and Sierra Leone.
He is married to Béatrice and they have two young children.
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