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

overall sales. The online take-back service is also likely to be unachievable for small producers, and this will pretty much end small, independent brewers being able to afford to sell he...

Plenary | 24/05/2022

How will primary school children be able to obtain a Jubilee book if their respective school has not ordered copies?

Tabled on 24/05/2022

Thank you, Chair. I'm conscious that the report makes a substantial possible recommendation, and I'm keen, actually, that we do all of them. I know that it recommends writing to the Welsh...

Petitions Committee | 23/05/2022

Thank you, Chair. I note that the advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation recommends that children under 12 are vaccinated, but it's not mandatory; it's up to the...

Petitions Committee | 23/05/2022

Thank you, Chair. Thanks ever so much for coming today. I just want to ask you a quick couple of questions, if I may. I wanted to get some idea on to what extent the issues that you've ra...

Petitions Committee | 23/05/2022

Will the Minister outline how much Welsh grown timber is expected to be harvested and used in Welsh construction within the next 10, 20 and 40 years?

Tabled on 19/05/2022

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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.

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Terms of office

  1. 08/05/2021 -

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