People of the Senedd

Rhun ap Iorwerth MS

Rhun ap Iorwerth MS

Senedd Constituency Member

Plaid Cymru

Plaid Cymru Group

Ynys Môn

Leader of Plaid Cymru

My Senedd Activities

What engagement has the Welsh Government had with the UK Government on allocating to Wales a portion of underspends accrued from UK-wide Cost-of-Living initiatives such the Energy Price G...

Tabled on 14/11/2023

To propose that the Senedd: 1. Condemns the horrifying attacks carried out by Hamas against Israeli civilians and calls for the immediate release of hostages. 2. Notes that Israel has a...

For debate on 25/10/2023

What consideration has the Welsh Government given to making refresher courses a mandatory part of the reassessment process when renewing a street works qualification every five years, as...

Tabled on 17/10/2023

What legal avenues are available to the Welsh Government to challenge the UK Government's decision to classify the HS2 rail programme as an 'England and Wales' project?

Tabled on 03/10/2023

Will the Minister make a statement on the latest steps the Welsh Government is taking to improve the resilience of the Menai crossings?

Tabled on 20/09/2023

What steps is Welsh Government taking to monitor and prevent coastal erosion as a result of rising sea levels in Anglesey?

Tabled on 14/09/2023

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Personal history

Rhun ap Iorwerth was first elected as the Member for Anglesey in a by-election in August 2013. He was brought up on the island and educated at Ysgol David Hughes and Cardiff University, where he graduated in Politics and Welsh. Fluent in Welsh, he is married and has three children.

Professional background

Rhun was a journalist and broadcaster for almost 20 years before being elected. He joined BBC Wales in 1994 and worked for some time in Westminster before returning to Wales after the 1997 devolution vote. A former Chief Political Correspondent, he has also been a BBC Network News correspondent and has presented a wide range of television and radio programmes, in Welsh and English.

Political history

In the time since he was first returned Rhun has served as Shadow Minister for the Economy and Transport, Health and Care, and Finance, and as a member of the corresponding Assembly and Senedd committees. He has also, at various times, been a member of the Public Accounts Committee, the Petitions Committee and the Standards Committee, and has also served as a Senedd Commissioner, and as Deputy Leader of the Plaid Cymru Group during the Fifth Senedd.


Terms of office

  1. 02/08/2013 - 05/04/2016
  2. 06/05/2016 - 28/04/2021
  3. 08/05/2021 -

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