People of the Senedd

Jane Dodds MS

Jane Dodds MS

Senedd Regional Member

Welsh Liberal Democrats

Not affiliated to a Political Group

Mid and West Wales

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Good afternoon again, Minister. Three very quick questions from me: we welcome this Bill and I look forward to working across parties in order to see this Bill go through. The first quest...

Plenary | 27/09/2022

given the possible planning applications around the extension of Aberpergwm, and the Welsh Government's assertion that it has no grounds to intervene on the application? Because, surely,...

Plenary | 27/09/2022

Diolch, Trefnydd. The interesting thing with Glan Lash is that an independent planning ecology report commissioned by Carmarthenshire County Council has recommended rejecting the applicat...

Plenary | 27/09/2022

3. Will the First Minister provide an update on the application to extend the extraction licence at Glan Lash opencast coal mine? OQ58453

Plenary | 27/09/2022

What is the Welsh Government doing to help care homes with rising energy costs?

Tabled on 22/09/2022

To propose that the Senedd:1. Notes that around 25 per cent of people in Wales live in poverty, and roughly 31 per cent of children in Wales live in poverty. 2. Notes that the New Econom...

For debate on 22/09/2022

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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.

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Terms of office

  1. 08/05/2021 -

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