People of the Senedd

Elin Jones MS

Elin Jones MS

Senedd Constituency Member

Plaid Cymru

Plaid Cymru Group



My Senedd Activities

I think there was a problem with your microphone at one point there, Altaf Hussain. I'm going to come back to you at the end of questions to see if the issue can be resolved on your micro...

Plenary | 30/11/2021

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 33.2: 1. Considers the report of the Business Committee, ‘Amending Standing Orders: Membership of the Standards of Conduct C...

For debate on 10/11/2021

This week, we celebrate the 60th birthday of the Books Council of Wales. It is remarkable how a small, fragile body that was set up in 1961 has developed into a powerful organisation with...

Plenary | 03/11/2021

It is true to say that those levels of registration to vote leading up to the elections in May were diverse, and we need to learn lessons in terms of why that did happen, and how we can i...

Plenary | 20/10/2021

Of course, the nature of that work of engaging with young people has changed significantly during the past 18 months, with less emphasis, of course, on visits, and direct discussions and...

Plenary | 20/10/2021

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 17.14, elects Alun Davies (Welsh Labour) as a Member of the Legislation, Justice and Constitution Committee in place of Jayne...

For debate on 12/10/2021

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Detailed information: Elin Jones MS


Main interests and achievements

Elin lives in Aberystwyth and enjoys music, movies and reading. She is a member of Côr ABC in Aberystwyth, and has also been a member of the group Cwlwm. In 2009, Elin won the Farmers Weekly British Farming Champion award in addition to the Assembly Member of the Year award.

Personal history

Elin was born in 1966 and grew up on a farm in Llanwnnen, near Lampeter.  She attended Llanwnnen Primary School and Lampeter Secondary School. After receiving a BSc in Economics from the University of Cardiff, she was awarded an MSc in Rural Economics from the University of Aberystwyth.

Professional background

Elin has worked as Economic Development Officer for the Rural Wales Development Board. She has also been a director with Radio Ceredigion and the television production company Wes Glei Ltd.

Elin was a member of Aberystwyth Town Council from 1992 until 1999 and she was the youngest Mayor of Aberystwyth during the 1997-98 term. Elin was National Chair of Plaid Cymru between 2000 and 2002.

Political history

Elin is the Llywydd of the National Assembly for Wales.

She was elected to the Assembly in May 1999 and, in the first term of the Assembly, was Shadow Minister for Economic Development.  Following the Assembly election in 2003, she managed retained this portfolio until 2006, when she became Shadow Minister for the Environment, Planning and Countryside.  On 9 July 2007, the One Wales Government was formed and Elin was appointed Minister for Rural Affairs.

Register of Interests

Register of Interests – Fifth Senedd (PDF, 3.25MB)

Register of Interests – Fourth Assembly (PDF, 850kb)

Register of Interests – Third Assembly (PDF, 490kb)

Register of Interests – Second Assembly (PDF, 361kb)

Register of Interests – First Assembly (PDF, 268kb)


Terms of office

  1. 07/05/1999 - 30/04/2003
  2. 02/05/2003 - 02/05/2007
  3. 04/05/2007 - 31/03/2011
  4. 06/05/2011 - 05/04/2016
  5. 06/05/2016 - 28/04/2021
  6. 08/05/2021 -

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