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

This Senedd: 1. Notes that on 18 October 2021 events will be held across the UK to acknowledge that men, women and children continue to be victims of the modern-day slave trade, despit...

For debate on 15/10/2021

What is the Welsh Government doing to encourage coronavirus vaccine take-up?

Tabled on 30/09/2021

What is the Welsh Government doing to address women’s safety in public places?

Tabled on 29/09/2021

What assessment has the Welsh Government undertaken of the impact of the planned national insurance rises on the public sector in Wales?

Tabled on 23/09/2021

What action is the Welsh Government taking to support children and young people's mental health?

Tabled on 22/09/2021

What discussions has the Welsh Government had with the UK Government regarding its plans to cut universal credit?

Tabled on 16/09/2021

More information and calendar events

Detailed information: Joyce Watson MS


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.

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)


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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Cross Party Membership


Calendar events: Joyce Watson MS