Key interests and
political interests include education; transport and the economy; tackling
poverty; community regeneration, and heritage and culture.
Howells is the Welsh Labour Assembly Member for Cynon Valley. Born and raised
in the constituency, Vikki was educated at St John Baptist Church in Wales High
school, Aberdare, before attending the University of Wales, Cardiff, where she
gained a bachelor’s degree in International and Welsh History, and a master’s
degree in Modern Welsh History. Whilst studying at Cardiff, Vikki received the
Charles Morgan award in recognition of her contribution to the field of Welsh
worked as a History teacher at St Cenydd Community School, Caerphilly, from
2000 to 2016, where she also undertook a range of pastoral roles, most recently
serving as Assistant Head of Sixth Form. Vikki has also worked as a mentor for
trainee teachers and has sat on the admissions panel for the History PGCE
course at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
joined the Labour Party at the age of 17 and has undertaken many roles within
her Constituency, including Women’s Officer and CLP Chair.