Etholaeth: Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Portffolio: Justice and European Matters
Adam Price was born in Carmarthen into a miner’s family and was educated at Ysgol Dyffryn Amman and then Cardiff University where he graduated with a BSc in Economics. Adam went on to become a Managing Director of Newidiem, a UK policy and economics consultancy and Executive Director of the Welsh economic development and cultural change agency Menter a Busnes.
He was elected to the House of Commons in 2001 and quickly established himself as a campaigner, uncovering the Mittal Affair in 2002 where the Steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, a major Labour Party donor, lobbied Tony Blair to help purchase Romania’s steel industry.
A voracious opponent of the Iraq War and Tony Blair’s role in the outbreak of war, Adam led an attempt, alongside other Plaid Cymru and SNP members, to impeach Tony Blair. He later initiated a three-hour debate on an enquiry into the Iraq War, resulting in the establishment of the Chilcot Enquiry. In 2009 he decided to stand down as the MP for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr.
He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study at Harvard University where he studied a Masters in Public Administration, and became a Fellow at the Centre for International Development at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Adam was elected as the Plaid Cymru Member of the Senedd for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr in the 2016 election to the Senedd, and was leader of Plaid Cymru from 2018 to 2023.