People of the Senedd

Joyce Watson MS

Joyce Watson MS

Senedd Regional Member

Welsh Labour

Welsh Labour Group

Mid and West Wales


My Senedd Activities

What assessment has the Welsh Government made of the impact of the UK Government's autumn statement on cost-of-living pressures in Mid and West Wales?

Tabled on 30/11/2023

This Senedd: 1. Recognises the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on 25 November 2023. 2. Calls upon men to take the White Ribbon Campaign pledge never...

For debate on 21/11/2023

What assessment has the First Minister made of the impact the abolition of the shortage occupation list, as recently recommended by the Migration Advisory Committee, would have on Wales?

Tabled on 09/11/2023

What did the Welsh Government do to support Living Wage Week?

Tabled on 08/11/2023

Will the Minister make a statement on the implementation of the Hunting Act 2004 in Wales?

Tabled on 01/11/2023

Will the Minister make a statement on the Home Office announcement dropping plans to house asylum seekers at Stradey Park Hotel in Llanelli?

Tabled on 11/10/2023

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Personal history

Joyce Watson is married with three children, one grandson and one granddaughter.

She attended schools in Manorbier, Cosheston and Cardigan. Joyce returned to education as an adult, studying at Pembrokeshire College and Swansea University.

Professional background

Joyce served as a Pembrokeshire County Councillor from 1995 – 2004.

Before her election to the National Assembly for Wales, Joyce managed the Wales Women’s National Coalition. She was a senior member of the Wales Gender Budget Group and NHS Equality Reference Group.

Joyce has run several small businesses – public houses, restaurants and retail outlets – in Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.

Political history

Joyce was first elected to the National Assembly for Wales in 2007.

She has represented the Assembly on several international bodies: the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Wales branch (Chair), the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly, and the Council of Europe’s Congress of the Regions.

Joyce champions the International White Ribbon campaign against domestic violence and is founder of the Assembly’s anti-human trafficking group. Her political interests include promoting the construction industry and rural economic renewal – by working to raise skills, expand apprenticeships and support rural businesses.


Terms of office

  1. 04/05/2007 - 31/03/2011
  2. 06/05/2011 - 05/04/2016
  3. 06/05/2016 - 28/04/2021
  4. 08/05/2021 -

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