People of the Senedd

Joyce Watson MS

Joyce Watson MS

Senedd Regional Member

Welsh Labour

Welsh Labour Group

Mid and West Wales


My Senedd Activities

What support will the Government offer the exporters of Welsh goods in 2023?

Tabled on 05/01/2023

How is the Welsh Government supporting small businesses in Mid and West Wales?

Tabled on 08/12/2022

Will the Minister provide an update on the implementation of the animal welfare plan for Wales?

Tabled on 23/11/2022

How is the Welsh Government supporting parents in Mid and West Wales with the cost of the school day?

Tabled on 20/10/2022

What discussions has the Minister had with the UK Government regarding post-EU funding arrangements?

Tabled on 19/10/2022

This Senedd: 1. Recognises the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on 25 November 2022. 2. Calls upon men to take the White Ribbon Campaign pledge never...

For debate on 14/10/2022

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Personal history

Joyce Watson is married with three children, one grandson and one granddaughter.

She attended schools in Manorbier, Cosheston and Cardigan. Joyce returned to education as an adult, studying at Pembrokeshire College and Swansea University.

Professional background

Joyce served as a Pembrokeshire County Councillor from 1995 – 2004.

Before her election to the National Assembly for Wales, Joyce managed the Wales Women’s National Coalition. She was a senior member of the Wales Gender Budget Group and NHS Equality Reference Group.

Joyce has run several small businesses – public houses, restaurants and retail outlets – in Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.

Political history

Joyce was first elected to the National Assembly for Wales in 2007.

She has represented the Assembly on several international bodies: the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Wales branch (Chair), the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly, and the Council of Europe’s Congress of the Regions.

Joyce champions the International White Ribbon campaign against domestic violence and is founder of the Assembly’s anti-human trafficking group. Her political interests include promoting the construction industry and rural economic renewal – by working to raise skills, expand apprenticeships and support rural businesses.


Terms of office

  1. 04/05/2007 - 31/03/2011
  2. 06/05/2011 - 05/04/2016
  3. 06/05/2016 - 28/04/2021
  4. 08/05/2021 -

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