People of the Senedd

Rhun ap Iorwerth MS

Rhun ap Iorwerth MS

Senedd Constituency Member

Plaid Cymru

Plaid Cymru Group

Ynys Môn

Leader of Plaid Cymru

My Senedd Activities

Will the Minister make a statement on the latest steps the Welsh Government is taking to improve the resilience of the Menai crossings?

Tabled on 20/09/2023

Will the Minister provide an update on how many apprenticeship opportunities have been created and completed thus far as part of the £366 million package for apprenticeships that was anno...

Tabled on 19/07/2023

This Senedd: 1. Notes general practice is one of the core foundations of a high-quality cost-effective health system. 2. Acknowledges that general practice in Wales is under significant...

For debate on 28/06/2023

Will the Minister make a statement on the governance of Anglesey freeport?

Tabled on 21/06/2023

Will the Minister respond to Audit Wales’s recent report on unspent allocated rural development programme funding?

Tabled on 07/06/2023

This Senedd: 1. Congratulates Geraint Thomas on his recent success in the Giro d’Italia. 2. Recognises the invaluable contribution Geraint Thomas has made to promote the sport of cyclin...

For debate on 01/06/2023

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Personal history

Rhun ap Iorwerth was first elected as the Member for Anglesey in a by-election in August 2013. He was brought up on the island and educated at Ysgol David Hughes and Cardiff University, where he graduated in Politics and Welsh. Fluent in Welsh, he is married and has three children.

Professional background

Rhun was a journalist and broadcaster for almost 20 years before being elected. He joined BBC Wales in 1994 and worked for some time in Westminster before returning to Wales after the 1997 devolution vote. A former Chief Political Correspondent, he has also been a BBC Network News correspondent and has presented a wide range of television and radio programmes, in Welsh and English.

Political history

In the time since he was first returned Rhun has served as Shadow Minister for the Economy and Transport, Health and Care, and Finance, and as a member of the corresponding Assembly and Senedd committees. He has also, at various times, been a member of the Public Accounts Committee, the Petitions Committee and the Standards Committee, and has also served as a Senedd Commissioner, and as Deputy Leader of the Plaid Cymru Group during the Fifth Senedd.


Terms of office

  1. 02/08/2013 - 05/04/2016
  2. 06/05/2016 - 28/04/2021
  3. 08/05/2021 -

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