Kirsty Williams was a Member of the National Assembly for
Wales between May 1999 and April 2021. This was her biography at the time she
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.
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.
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.
Kirsty was Minister for Education during the Fifth Senedd.
Register of Interests – Fifth Senedd (PDF,
Register of Interests – Fourth Assembly (PDF,
Register of Interests – Third Assembly (PDF,
Register of Interests – Second Assembly (PDF,
Register of Interests – First Assembly (PDF,