People of the Senedd

Heledd Fychan MS

Heledd Fychan MS

Senedd Regional Member

Plaid Cymru

Plaid Cymru Group

South Wales Central

My Senedd Activities

How many apprenticeships were started in Welsh or bilingually over the last academic year?

Tabled on 17/08/2022

What steps is the Welsh Government taking to ensure a remediation programme takes place at Maendy Quarry?

Tabled on 17/08/2022

The Senedd: 1. Notes that Wales will be competing at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham between 28 July and 8 August 2022. 2. Recognises that this will be Wales's twenty-sec...

For debate on 15/07/2022

Thank you very much. One of the challenges we know exists currently is the shortage of Welsh language resources for ALN and ALN teachers with the specialism to be able to work and support...

Children, Young People and Education Committee | 14/07/2022

Thank you. I’m sure you will be updating us as a committee as things get under way. Could you tell us a little bit more about the work of the three new national implementation leads and...

Children, Young People and Education Committee | 14/07/2022

Thank you, Chair, and good morning, Minister. I also want to concentrate on additional learning needs and the reforms. In March, you revised the profile of the schedule for transferring l...

Children, Young People and Education Committee | 14/07/2022

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Key interests and achievements

Heledd's main interests are culture, history and heritage; ensuring action on the climate emergency and eradicating child poverty; and ensuring that everyone has the right to learn and use the Welsh language.

Personal history

Heledd was raised in Anglesey, where she attended Ysgol Gynradd y Talwrn and Ysgol David Hughes. She studied History and Politics at Trinity College, Dublin, and served as Education Sabbatical Officer at the Trinity College Students’ Union, and then as Education Sabbatical Officer for the Union of Students in Ireland. She holds a Master’s degree in Medieval History from Bangor University. Heledd lives in Pontypridd with her husband and their son.

Professional background

Prior to her election, Heledd had worked for 12 years at the National Museum Wales, serving as Head of Policy and Public Affairs, and leading on governance, strategy, internal communications, international relations and stakeholder engagement. She served on the board of the Museums Association, and chaired both its Ethics Committee and its Nations Committee. She also represented the organisation as a guest speaker at a number of international conferences. Prior to that, Heledd worked for the Plaid Cymru group in Westminster.

Political history

In 2017, Heledd was elected to represent the Pontypridd Town ward on Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, as well as Pontypridd Town Council. Since being elected, she has led and supported a number of prominent local campaigns, such as calling for an independent inquiry into the devastating floods of 2020, saving the Accident and Emergency Unit at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital, and opposing changes to schools in the Pontypridd area.

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Terms of office

  1. 08/05/2021 -

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