People of the Senedd

Heledd Fychan MS

Heledd Fychan MS

Senedd Regional Member

Plaid Cymru

Plaid Cymru Group

South Wales Central

My Senedd Activities

In sub-point (e) in point 3, after 'major events', insert 'by promoting events which are of cultural and economic benefit to Wales'.

For debate on 17/05/2024

In point 3, delete sub-points (b) and (c).

For debate on 17/05/2024

Add as new point after point 2 and renumber accordingly: Notes the effect of cost increases on businesses, as well as the effect that the cost-of-living crisis has had on expenditure by...

For debate on 17/05/2024

Will the First Minister provide an update on the Government's Strategic Action Plan for Period Dignity?

Tabled on 16/05/2024

What is the Welsh Government doing to support Welsh-medium early years education provision, including nursery groups, in light of the challenges facing Mudiad Meithrin due to increasing c...

Tabled on 15/05/2024

In her oral statement on 14 May 2024, which reforms was the Cabinet Secretary referring to when she said that the Government has embarked on a significant package of reforms to transform...

Tabled on 14/05/2024

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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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