Elfyn Llwyd MP
Elfyn Llwyd MP is Plaid Cymru's Westminster Group Leader and represents the Dwyfor Meirionydd constituency, winning it at the 2010 elections. Previously, he represented the old Meirionydd Nant Conwy constituency, winning the seat at four successive elections between 1992 and 2005.
He was born in Betws y Coed in 1951 and was educated Llanrwst and the University of Aberystwyth. Before being elected, Elfyn worked as a solicitor and was called to the bar as a barrister in 1997. In that capacity, he served as President of the Gwynedd Law Society.
At Westminster, Elfyn has been instrumental in campaigning for prison reform and for the rights of veterans, as well as contributing to the ongoing efforts to get more powers devolved to Wales.
Elfyn Llwyd was involved in the high-profile attempts from 2004 onwards to impeach Tony Blair for misleading the UK Parliament over the war in Iraq. He later led Plaid's contribution to the push for an Inquiry into the Iraq War, which eventually was granted.
His main political interests are home affairs, transport and agriculture. He enjoys pigeon breeding, reading, traveling and rugby. He is married to the folk singer Eleri Llwyd and speaks both Welsh and English.
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