People of the Senedd

Heledd Fychan MS

Heledd Fychan MS

Senedd Regional Member

Plaid Cymru

Plaid Cymru Group

South Wales Central

My Senedd Activities

How are Welsh Government supporting and investing in the development of inclusive playgrounds in Wales?

Tabled on 30/06/2022

How is Welsh Government supporting pathways into the cultural sector for young people?

Tabled on 30/06/2022

Well, it was possible with Junior Eurovision, and such rules can be changed, because why shouldn’t we celebrate the diversity? There is a call to begin looking at that, because we should...

Plenary | 29/06/2022

Thank you, Llywydd, and I thank the Conservatives for bringing this debate forward today and state our support for it. I would also like to echo the comments of Tom Giffard in saying that...

Plenary | 29/06/2022

May I begin by thanking the committee for their work on this important report? I think that it's very difficult to read, but it reflects the casework that we all receive, I think it's ver...

Plenary | 29/06/2022

Thank you, Minister. I realise that—the #PawsPreventProtect social media campaign, I understood that it mainly runs over the festive period and that it is quite seasonal and limited and f...

Plenary | 29/06/2022

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Key interests and achievements

Heledd's main interests are culture, history and heritage; ensuring action on the climate emergency and eradicating child poverty; and ensuring that everyone has the right to learn and use the Welsh language.

Personal history

Heledd was raised in Anglesey, where she attended Ysgol Gynradd y Talwrn and Ysgol David Hughes. She studied History and Politics at Trinity College, Dublin, and served as Education Sabbatical Officer at the Trinity College Students’ Union, and then as Education Sabbatical Officer for the Union of Students in Ireland. She holds a Master’s degree in Medieval History from Bangor University. Heledd lives in Pontypridd with her husband and their son.

Professional background

Prior to her election, Heledd had worked for 12 years at the National Museum Wales, serving as Head of Policy and Public Affairs, and leading on governance, strategy, internal communications, international relations and stakeholder engagement. She served on the board of the Museums Association, and chaired both its Ethics Committee and its Nations Committee. She also represented the organisation as a guest speaker at a number of international conferences. Prior to that, Heledd worked for the Plaid Cymru group in Westminster.

Political history

In 2017, Heledd was elected to represent the Pontypridd Town ward on Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, as well as Pontypridd Town Council. Since being elected, she has led and supported a number of prominent local campaigns, such as calling for an independent inquiry into the devastating floods of 2020, saving the Accident and Emergency Unit at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital, and opposing changes to schools in the Pontypridd area.

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Terms of office

  1. 08/05/2021 -

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