People of the Senedd

Sioned Williams MS

Sioned Williams MS

Senedd Regional Member

Plaid Cymru

Plaid Cymru Group

South Wales West

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I just briefly wanted to ask—. We've touched on the continuum and the categorisation, so could I ask your view on how local authorities reflect that process of moving schools along the la...

Culture, Communications, Welsh Language, Sport, and International Relations Committee | 28/09/2022

Thank you. I would like to hear your views specifically on how the WESPs contribute or don't contribute adequately to the development of Welsh-medium provision within the English-medium s...

Culture, Communications, Welsh Language, Sport, and International Relations Committee | 28/09/2022

Thank you very much. Chair, I should have declared at the beginning an interest in that I am a member of Cymdeithas yr Iaith.

Culture, Communications, Welsh Language, Sport, and International Relations Committee | 28/09/2022

May I ask, briefly, to conclude: what else could the Welsh Government do to encourage or incentivise local authorities to improve this aspect of the WESPs? Is there anything that could be...

Culture, Communications, Welsh Language, Sport, and International Relations Committee | 28/09/2022

Thank you. You've answered this partly, but I'd just like to know the view of the other witnesses in terms of specific concerns about this new categorisation and the guidance. You said pe...

Culture, Communications, Welsh Language, Sport, and International Relations Committee | 28/09/2022

Thank you. Good morning. All of you have touched on this already in almost all of your responses, namely the importance of the development of Welsh-medium provision within the English-med...

Culture, Communications, Welsh Language, Sport, and International Relations Committee | 28/09/2022

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Biography

Personal history

Sioned Williams grew up in the Gwent valleys and was educated at Ysgol Gymraeg Cwmbrân and Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni. She lives in Alltwen, in the Swansea Valley with her husband Daniel and their two teenage children. Sioned is fluent in Welsh. After graduating in Welsh and English from Aberystwyth University, she was awarded the S4C T.Glynne Davies Scholarship to study for a postgraduate diploma in Journalism at Cardiff University.

Professional background

Sioned was a journalist with BBC Wales before going to work for Swansea University as Welsh Language Policy Officer and then as Communications and Development Manager at Academi Hywel Teifi. As part of her work at the University, she helped establish and co-managed Tŷr Gwrhyd, the Swansea Valleys Welsh language centre. She has also worked for Plaid Cymru as Head of Strategic Communications. Sioned is a well-known reviewer and commentator on broadcasting and the arts for Welsh broadcast and print media and has adjudicated the Daniel Owen Memorial Prize at the National Eisteddfod and the Crown competition at the Urdd National Eisteddfod. She is a former Board member and Chair of the Bursaries Panel at Literature Wales.

Political history

Sioned was Community Councillor for Alltwen and Chair of Cilybebyll Community Council  before being elected as Member of the Senedd for South Wales West in the 2021 Election.

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  1. 08/05/2021 -

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