People of the Senedd

Sioned Williams MS

Sioned Williams MS

Senedd Regional Member

Plaid Cymru

Plaid Cymru Group

South Wales West

My Senedd Activities

I raise this question due to an enquiry I've received from a constituent of mine regarding the Members' pension scheme, which is partially governed, as you say, by the Senedd pensions boa...

Plenary | 20/10/2021

Thank you, Minister. We received evidence from Shelter, and the Bevan Foundation, raising concerns as to how difficult it can be to access the DAF. Shelter suggested that a way of accessi...

Equality and Social Justice Committee | 20/10/2021

Thank you, Chair. We heard about the success of the temporary flexibilitieswith regard to the discretionary assistance fund. So I just wanted to ask whether the Government intends to make...

Equality and Social Justice Committee | 20/10/2021

Yes. It's a question related to that. A number of witnesses have told us that there was poor practice by the bailiffs collecting on behalf of local authorities, so I just wanted to ask wh...

Equality and Social Justice Committee | 20/10/2021

Thank you, Chair. Just very briefly, Minister, touching upon something that arises from Jane and Ken's questions there. We received evidence from Chwarae Teg that mentioned this issue of...

Equality and Social Justice Committee | 20/10/2021

Diolch, Jane. I just wanted to refer the Minister to some of the evidence we had from the engagement panel, talking there about—it was extremely worrying—Victorian levels of poverty due t...

Equality and Social Justice Committee | 20/10/2021

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Biography

Personal history

Sioned Williams grew up in the Gwent valleys and was educated at Ysgol Gymraeg Cwmbrân and Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni. She lives in Alltwen, in the Swansea Valley with her husband Daniel and their two teenage children. Sioned is fluent in Welsh. After graduating in Welsh and English from Aberystwyth University, she was awarded the S4C T.Glynne Davies Scholarship to study for a postgraduate diploma in Journalism at Cardiff University.

Professional background

Sioned was a journalist with BBC Wales before going to work for Swansea University as Welsh Language Policy Officer and then as Communications and Development Manager at Academi Hywel Teifi. As part of her work at the University, she helped establish and co-managed Tŷr Gwrhyd, the Swansea Valleys Welsh language centre. She has also worked for Plaid Cymru as Head of Strategic Communications. Sioned is a well-known reviewer and commentator on broadcasting and the arts for Welsh broadcast and print media and has adjudicated the Daniel Owen Memorial Prize at the National Eisteddfod and the Crown competition at the Urdd National Eisteddfod. She is a former Board member and Chair of the Bursaries Panel at Literature Wales.

Political history

Sioned was Community Councillor for Alltwen and Chair of Cilybebyll Community Council  before being elected as Member of the Senedd for South Wales West in the 2021 Election.

Membership

Terms of office

  1. 08/05/2021 -

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