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Jane Dodds MS

Jane Dodds MS

Senedd Regional Member

Welsh Liberal Democrats

Not affiliated to a Political Group

Mid and West Wales

My Senedd Activities

Diolch yn fawr, Llywydd. Good afternoon, Minister. Just to follow up from Cefin's point, if I may. In mid and west Wales, we have a number of developments, as I'm sure you know, from comp...

Plenary | 29/11/2023

Diolch, Dirprwy Lywydd. And thank you so much, Minister, for your statement. It's good to hear what's been happening and I do welcome some of the elements within it—the news that the Roya...

Plenary | 28/11/2023

Good afternoon, Minister. May I thank you, also, for your statement? You mentioned in your opening sentence how you welcomed the good practice of local authorities, and I'd like to shamel...

Plenary | 28/11/2023

Diolch yn fawr iawn.

Plenary | 28/11/2023

Good afternoon, Minister. I'd like to request two statements, if I may, one from the Deputy Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism, regarding Welsh Government engagement with the tourism se...

Plenary | 28/11/2023

Good afternoon, First Minister. I just wanted to focus in on another part of the expert group report, which was concerning childcare. They drew our attention to the concern over the lack...

Plenary | 28/11/2023

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Personal history

Jane was born and raised in Wrexham in a Welsh-speaking family where she  attended Welsh junior school and graduated from Cardiff University before training to become a social worker. Having first moving to Welshpool, Jane now lives in Hay-on-Wye with her husband Patrick and their rescue dog Arthur.

Professional background

Jane was a Child Protection Social Worker for 27 years, working to protect vulnerable children at home and abroad, before returning to Wales in 2012.

Political history

Jane was first elected as the Welsh Liberal Democrats Leader in November 2017 in an all-member ballot.


Terms of office

  1. 08/05/2021 -

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