Cross Party Group

Industrial Communities (deregistered) - Fourth Assembly (2011-2016)




The Cross-Party Group on Industrial Communities will act as a non-partisan forum for ideas with the aim of tackling the wide range of issues faced by industrial communities in today’s Wales. Through vehicles such as open meetings, briefings and media work, the group will highlight the range of on-going issues affecting Wales’ industrial communities. The group recognises the history of many of our industrial communities but its main focus is to look forward to improve economic and social conditions in these areas, rather than to concentrate on the past. As such, the Cross-Party Group will:


  • Aim to Influence the policy decisions of the Welsh Assembly Government and other agencies to ensure that appropriate levels of resources are deployed to assist the economic and social regeneration of industrial communities in Wales
  • Develop links with colleagues at a UK level, as well as with those in the other devolved nations, to share research and best practice in helping to improve the conditions in our industrial communities.






Chair: David Rees AM


Secretary: Peter Slater





Minutes of previous meetings


The minutes of each meeting (published within 4 weeks of the meeting taking place) can be found here:




Annual Report and Financial Statement


The Annual Report and Financial Statement (published within 6 weeks of the Annual General Meeting) can be found here:
Annual Report and Financial Statement




Contact information

Peter Slater


  • David Rees MS (Chair)
  • Peter Black AM
  • Cllr Jane Ward - Industrial Communities Alliance (Chair) / Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council (elected member)