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​​​​The Llywydd​

The role of Llywydd (Presiding Officer) is the single most important office in the Senedd.​​

The role of the Llywydd of the Senedd mirrors the roles of Speakers and Presiding Officers in parliaments across the world. Though the exact responsibilities of the job may vary from country to country, and they may have different titles, the roles are similar.

The Llywydd chairs Plenary meetings, remaining politically impartial at all times. The Llywydd also plays an active role in representing the Senedd and Wales’s interests on a national, UK and international stage and chairs the Senedd Commission.

Each Llywydd brings his or her own unique personality and focus to the role. The current Llywydd of the Senedd is the Plaid Cymru Member, Elin Jones, and her three priority areas are:

  • Making the Welsh Government more accountable to the Senedd and the people of Wales.
  • Making the work of the Senedd more relevant and topical by transforming the way in which we share information.
  • Maximising capacity and strengthening the Senedd by putting the people of Wales at the heart of its decision making.

Keep up to date with the Llywydd by following @yLlywydd on Twitter. You can also contact her by emailing



Llywydd at BME histpry month event

Llywydd establishes first Youth Parliament for Wales

Llywydd of the Senedd, Elin Jones MS, chaired proceedings on 23 February 2019 during the first ever meeting of the new Youth Parliament, which represents all young people in Wales.  

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Marking 20 years of devolution

The National Assembly for Wales has announced a programme of events to mark 20 years since its establishment in 1999.

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Follow the Llywydd's Twitter Account

Stay up to date with the Llywydd's work in the Fifth Assembly by following her official Twitter feed.

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Changing the name of the Assembly

The Senedd and Elections Bill will change the name of the Assembly to Senedd.

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Digital News and Information Task Force

How do we communicate the work of the National Assembly to a wider audience in Wales? 

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Watch the latest 90 Second Statements​

Introduced by the Llywydd, Members are now able to raise current issues durin​g Plenary through the Topical Questions or 90 Second Statements slots every Wednesday.​

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The Deputy Presiding Officer

Ann Jones AM has been elected as Deputy Presiding Officer of the Fifth Assembly.

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