People of the Senedd

Heledd Fychan MS

Heledd Fychan MS

Senedd Regional Member

Plaid Cymru

Plaid Cymru Group

South Wales Central

My Senedd Activities

Delete all and replace with: To propose that the Senedd: 1. Notes the First Minister’s claims that Welsh public services must make cuts due to a real terms £900m inflationary shortfall...

For debate on 15/09/2023

How does the Welsh Government support communities in the Rhondda that have been affected by a significant reduction in local public transport?

Tabled on 14/09/2023

To propose that the Senedd: 1. Notes that the outcome of the latest UK auction for offshore wind means there will be no new offshore wind farms developed in Wales for the foreseeable fut...

For debate on 13/09/2023

What consideration has the Minister given to the role of students in the appointments of the Commission for Tertiary Education and Research?

Tabled on 08/09/2023

Delete all and replace with: 1)      Notes The Restricted Roads (20 mph Speed Limit) (Wales) Order 2022. 2)      Notes that lowering speed limits where people and vehicles interact the...

For debate on 07/09/2023

What support is provided to food banks in South Wales Central to ensure that they continue to be able to meet people's needs?

Tabled on 06/09/2023

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Key interests and achievements

Heledd's main interests are culture, history and heritage; ensuring action on the climate emergency and eradicating child poverty; and ensuring that everyone has the right to learn and use the Welsh language.

Personal history

Heledd was raised in Anglesey, where she attended Ysgol Gynradd y Talwrn and Ysgol David Hughes. She studied History and Politics at Trinity College, Dublin, and served as Education Sabbatical Officer at the Trinity College Students’ Union, and then as Education Sabbatical Officer for the Union of Students in Ireland. She holds a Master’s degree in Medieval History from Bangor University. Heledd lives in Pontypridd with her husband and their son.

Professional background

Prior to her election, Heledd had worked for 12 years at the National Museum Wales, serving as Head of Policy and Public Affairs, and leading on governance, strategy, internal communications, international relations and stakeholder engagement. She served on the board of the Museums Association, and chaired both its Ethics Committee and its Nations Committee. She also represented the organisation as a guest speaker at a number of international conferences. Prior to that, Heledd worked for the Plaid Cymru group in Westminster.

Political history

In 2017, Heledd was elected to represent the Pontypridd Town ward on Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, as well as Pontypridd Town Council. Since being elected, she has led and supported a number of prominent local campaigns, such as calling for an independent inquiry into the devastating floods of 2020, saving the Accident and Emergency Unit at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital, and opposing changes to schools in the Pontypridd area.


Terms of office

  1. 08/05/2021 -

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