People of the Senedd

Joel James MS

Joel James MS

Senedd Regional Member

Welsh Conservative Party

Welsh Conservative Party Group

South Wales Central

My Senedd Activities

Andrew R.T. Davies.

Plenary | 20/03/2024

First Minister, ensuring the safety of disused coal tips is paramount in protecting communities, not only in the Rhondda but across all of Wales, and I believe that the Welsh Government m...

Plenary | 19/03/2024

Deputy Minister, I think it's plain to see by all that an independent review of the culture and values of all of Wales's fire and rescue services has been needed for some time. Indeed, I...

Plenary | 13/03/2024

Thank you, Minister. I have been contacted by several residents in my region who are deeply concerned about changes in the way medication is administered in local special educational need...

Plenary | 13/03/2024

2. Will the Minister make a statement on the provision of nurses in schools? OQ60815

Plenary | 13/03/2024

Thank you, Chair, and thanks ever so much for coming in this afternoon. You heard in a previous evidence session that I mentioned the Renters (Reform) Bill that's happening in England. An...

Local Government and Housing Committee | 13/03/2024

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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.

Personal history

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.

Professional background

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.

Political history

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

  1. 08/05/2021 -

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