People of the Senedd

Elin Jones MS

Elin Jones MS

Senedd Constituency Member

Plaid Cymru

Plaid Cymru Group



My Senedd Activities

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 17.14, elects Sioned Williams (Plaid Cymru) as a Member of the Children, Young People and Education Committee in place of Sia...

For debate on 11/01/2022

The University of Wales Dictionary was established by the University of Wales exactly a hundred years ago. It contains almost 90,000 entries and around 9 million words—some of which have...

Plenary | 15/12/2021

The University of Wales Dictionary was

Plenary | 15/12/2021

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 33.2: 1. Considers the report of the Business Committee ‘Amending Standing Orders: Petitions signature threshold’ laid in th...

For debate on 08/12/2021

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

More information and calendar events

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 Welsh Parliament.

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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