Shaun Davies was first elected in 2011 to Telford and Wrekin Council, and immediately appointed to the Cabinet. He was given the lead on Council transformation to a cooperative council, and his later cabinet roles included Place, and Commercial Projects. Shaun and his team have halved youth unemployment in the area, and spearheaded the Pride in the Community Programme which has improved the roads, footways, and built environment across the wards of Telford and Wrekin.
He was elected Leader of the Council in May 2016, and since then he has also been instrumental in a number of initiatives to promote the Borough as a place for business and investment, including the Telford Growth Package and Telford Land Deal, which is believed to be the first of its kind in the UK, between the Council and Homes England.
Shaun led his Labour administration to its best ever result in May 2019 when his group was returned with a significantly increased majority bucking the regional and national trends.
Shaun is a Non-Executive Director of The Wrekin Housing Group and the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership, as well being a member of the Local Government Association City Regions Board as well as being a Peer Reviewer and Leadership Coach for the LGA which sees him deployed to member Councils.
Shaun remains one of the youngest council leaders in the United Kingdom, and is a dynamic and progressive leader with many plans for the future of his Telford and Wrekin Council. Raised and educated in the Borough, Shaun studied law at Aberystwyth University. In addition to his Council work, he lives in Telford with his wife and family.