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|Shadow Secretary of State for Wales|
|Assumed office |
9 February 2017
|Preceded by||Jo Stevens|
|Member of Parliament|
|Assumed office |
8 May 2015
|Preceded by||Peter Hain|
|Born||21 February 1954|
Kenfig Hill, Bridgend, Wales
|Political party||Labour Co-operative|
|Spouse(s)||Ron Davies (Before 2000)|
|Alma mater||Ystrad Mynach College|
University of Wales
Rees became head girl of Cynffig Comprehensive School and has excelled at a number of sports. Speaking as an adult, she explained that:
'I was very shy when I was a child and was bullied, so my mother sent me to judo classes to strengthen me up. I got a black belt first dan when I was 13'.
Rees is a qualified barrister.
Rees was appointed a Shadow Justice Minister in January 2016, but quit her position during the mass resignation of Shadow ministers following the EU referendum. She later became one of 33 Labour MPs to return to the front bench, again in the position of Shadow Justice Minister. In February 2017, she was appointed to the position of Shadow Secretary of State for Wales.
Rees is one of a handful of MPs who is vegan.
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