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Kirsty Williams MS

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Title: Minister for Education

Party: Welsh Liberal Democrats

Constituency: Brecon and Radnorshire

Contact information

Office Address: 
4 Water Gate

Phone:  01874 625739

Fax:  01874 625635

Senedd Address: 
Welsh Parliament
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1SN

Phone:  0300 200 7277


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Welsh Government First Point of Contact Centre :  0300 0604400

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Terms of Office

  • 07/05/1999 - 30/04/2003
  • 02/05/2003 - 02/05/2007
  • 04/05/2007 - 31/03/2011
  • 06/05/2011 - 05/04/2016
  • 06/05/2016 -

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Minister for Education

The contact details provided are for Kirsty Williams in their role as an Assembly Member, and should be used if you wish to contact them in this role. If you wish to contact Kirsty Williams in their entirely separate role as a Minister in the Welsh Government please use the Ministerial contact details on the Welsh Government’s website:


Personal history

Kirsty was born in Taunton to Welsh parents and, from the age of three, grew up in Bynea in Camarthenshire. Kirsty lives on the family farm just outside Brecon with her husband and three young daughters.


She was educated at the village primary school in Carmarthenshire and then at St Michael’s School in Llanelli.


Professional background

Kirsty studied at Manchester University and the University of Missouri, before working at Carmarthenshire College and for a small business in Cardiff as a Marketing Executive.


Political history

Kirsty Williams was first elected to the Assembly in May 1999. She became the leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats in December 2008 and, at the time, she was the first female leader of any of the four main Welsh political parties. She has chaired the Health and Social Services, Standards of Conduct and Sustainability Committees.


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