People of the Senedd

Joel James MS

Joel James MS

Senedd Regional Member

Welsh Conservative Party

Welsh Conservative Party Group

South Wales Central

My Senedd Activities

investing huge sums of money to reduce carbon in industry, encouraging people to change behaviour, as well as changing the ways we heat our home and travel around, we are not actually add...

Plenary | 25/01/2023

Thank you, Rhun, for raising this important debate today. I fully support the proposals of this Bill, and I believe that we need to be much more forward thinking in our approach to policy...

Plenary | 25/01/2023

Deputy Minister, as you know, the Royal Mail strikes over the Christmas period not only had a financial impact on Royal Mail, but, of course, caused profound reputational damage as well....

Plenary | 25/01/2023

What is the basis for the Minister's statement that the RSPB's policy against using snares are not detrimental to natural curlew levels when it has been unable to compare curlew breeding...

Tabled on 25/01/2023

Thank you, First Minister. As I am sure you'll agree with me, the experience that some disabled people have in Wales when they're accessing public transport still falls woefully short of...

Plenary | 24/01/2023

2. Will the First Minister make a statement on the accessibility of public transport for those who are visually impaired? OQ59018

Plenary | 24/01/2023

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Detailed information: Joel James MS


Key interests and achievements

Joel’s interests include: culture, history and heritage; planning and local government; strengthening the Union; and campaigning for people and communities that are often forgotten and left behind.

Personal history

Joel was born at East Glamorgan Hospital in Church Village and attended Bryn Celynnog Comprehensive School in Beddau. He studied History at the University of Bristol, and holds a Master’s degree in Welsh History from Cardiff University.

Professional background

Prior to his election, Joel worked as the Librarian for Cardiff Sixth Form College, one of the highest rated schools in the United Kingdom, and oversaw the development of their lectures programme. He is a member of the Charted Institute of Library and Information Professionals, and Llafur: The Welsh People’s History Society.

Political history

In 2008, Joel became the first Conservative councillor ever elected Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council, representing his home ward of Llantwit Fardre. He has contested the Pontypridd Assembly/Senedd constituencies at the 2011, 2016 and 2021 Welsh Government elections, and serves as a community councillor on Llantwit Fardre Community Council. He has been involved in a myriad of political campaigns, and is extremely proud with his involvement in fighting against residential developments on floodplains; fighting for and securing fair freehold agreements for homeowners; and achieving large-scale levels of highway investment.


Terms of office

  1. 08/05/2021 -

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