People of the Senedd

Cefin Campbell MS

Cefin Campbell MS

Senedd Regional Member

Plaid Cymru

Plaid Cymru Group

Mid and West Wales

My Senedd Activities

How is the Welsh Government combatting rural poverty in Mid and West Wales?

Tabled on 11/04/2024

Rhun ap Iorwerth.

Plenary | 20/03/2024

I've heard you all trotting out these wonderful projects, but expert analysis shows that there is £46 billion of unfunded commitments in the last budget, which is even higher than the kam...

Plenary | 13/03/2024

How is the Welsh Government supporting community pharmacies in Mid and West Wales?

Tabled on 13/03/2024

What is the Welsh Government doing to support and promote community ownership of land and assets in Mid and West Wales?

Tabled on 13/03/2024

Thank you, First Minister. You may recall that the first question I asked you in this Chamber back in 2021 was whether there was a need to create a rural regeneration strategy and, also,...

Plenary | 12/03/2024

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Biography

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!

Personal history

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!

Professional background

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.

Political history

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.

Other

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.

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  1. 08/05/2021 -

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