People of the Senedd
Cefin Campbell MS
Senedd Regional Member
Plaid Cymru Group
Mid and West Wales
My Senedd Activities
What is the Welsh Government doing to improve access to dental provision in Mid and West Wales?
Tabled on 23/03/2023
What assessment has the First Minister made of the impact of the UK Government's budget on Mid and West Wales?
Tabled on 16/03/2023
Thank you very much. As today is International Women's Day, and it's Endometriosis Awareness Month, as you will have heard me say in the past in this Chamber, I receive a great deal of co...
Plenary | 08/03/2023
8. How is the Welsh Government supporting women with endometriosis in Mid and West Wales? OQ59227
Plenary | 08/03/2023
Thank you very much for that confirmation. Therefore, the figures are on their way, and I look forward to seeing those. And I'm particularly interested, as I'm sure many in the Chamber ar...
Plenary | 01/03/2023
How is the Welsh Government supporting women with endometriosis in Mid and West Wales?
Tabled on 01/03/2023
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Detailed information: Cefin Campbell MS
Key interests and achievements
After leaving university, Cefin taught Welsh for Adults at Swansea University before being appointed as a lecturer in Welsh Language and Literature and Welsh History at Cardiff University. He established the first Menter Iaith in Wales – there are now 22 Mentrau Iaith across Wales. He was a member of the S4C Authority and the Board of Governors of Coleg Sir Gâr, as well as acting as a language advisor to Bòrd na Gàidhlig in Scotland. He was also a licensed inspector for Estyn and chair of a number of school governing boards. During his time as a member of Carmarthenshire County Council's Cabinet he chaired a cross-party group that developed a comprehensive strategy to promote the Welsh language within the Council, a strategy to regenerate rural Carmarthenshire, an innovative plan to tackle poverty, an action plan to ensure that Carmarthenshire reaching net-zero carbon by 2035 and produced a report to tackle racism and discrimination. In his spare time, he enjoys watching the Scarlets, supporting Swansea City, fishing and caravanning!
He is married with three daughters. The eldest is a journalist, the second eldest is at university in Cardiff and a former member of the Welsh Youth Parliament, and the youngest studying is for her A-levels. He lives in Gelli Aur in the Tywi Valley but was born and bred in the Amman Valley. Many of his father's family were miners, including his grandfather but almost all of his mother's family were farmers. He feels honoured to have inherited the traditions of two of Wales' leading industries!
After completing his MA, Cefin Campbell was appointed lecturer in Welsh for Adults at Swansea University and later lectured in Welsh Language and Literature and Welsh History at the Department of Adult Continuing Education, Cardiff University. He left the higher education sector in 1991 to establish the first Menter Iaith in Wales, namely Menter Cwm Gwendraeth, before moving on to establish Mentrau Iaith across Wales. In 2008, he set up a consultancy business called Sbectrwm, specialising in research, strategic planning, project management and training, working for some of Wales' leading organisations. He was Managing Director of the company until his election to the Sixth Senedd in May 2021.
Cefin was a County Councilor on Carmarthenshire County Council from 2012 to 2022 and a member of the Carmarthenshire County Council Cabinet with responsibility for Rural Affairs and Communities from 2017 to 2021. He was elected to the Senedd in 2021 as a regional member for Mid and West Wales.
Cefin was previously the Plaid Cymru group spokesperson on Rural Affairs and Agriculture. In January 2022 he was appointed as a Designated Member in the Co-Operation Agreement between Plaid Cymru and the Welsh Government. He also has an interest in supporting legislation to tackle the second homes crisis, tackling poverty and creating one million Welsh speakers.
Terms of office
- 08/05/2021 -