People of the Senedd
Joel James MS
Senedd Regional Member
Welsh Conservative Party
Welsh Conservative Party Group
South Wales Central
My Senedd Activities
Thank you, Minister. As you're aware, we are at crisis point with the education of science in Wales because of the lack of teachers in physics and chemistry. Wales now has so few physics...
Plenary | 27/09/2022
What assessment has the Welsh Government made of the number of physics teachers?
Tabled on 22/09/2022
Minister, undoubtedly the cost of supplying energy to school buildings with the recent increases in wholesale energy prices is going to put enormous strain on finances, which, as we know,...
Plenary | 21/09/2022
Minister, the fact remains that delays to the implementation of the Welsh Government's building safety fund has meant that many residents and owners of flats across Wales have been put in...
Plenary | 21/09/2022
Water in Wales: challenges relating to water poverty and quality
For debate on 21/09/2022
What measures is the Welsh Government taking to improve welfare standards for goldfish?
Tabled on 21/09/2022
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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.
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.
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.
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
- 08/05/2021 -