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

Thank you, Llywydd, and I appreciate your comments, and I would urge you to investigate this further and get more of the details, then, because if the allegations are proven to be true, I...

Plenary | 24/11/2021

routinely paid even before it has commenced to avoid claims of fraudulence. As the Deputy Minister will lead the responsibility for post office and Royal Mail matters in Wales, what actio...

Plenary | 24/11/2021

Thank you, Minister, for your statement. As a member of the Local Government and Housing Committee, one of the things that has struck me the most is the lack of any reliable and quantifia...

Plenary | 23/11/2021

Thank you, Dirprwy Lywydd, and thank you for giving me an opportunity to correct the record. It was just with regard to the business statement earlier. As you know, I’m a councillor, and...

Plenary | 23/11/2021

Thank you, First Minister. As you know, the land used globally to grow crops for Welsh consumption is equivalent to 40 per cent of the size of Wales, and one of the largest crops grown ov...

Plenary | 23/11/2021

What plans does the Minister have to introduce a domestic replacement to the EU School Subsidy Scheme given that the rollover of funding expires at the end of this academic year, and what...

Tabled on 18/11/2021

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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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