Delyth Jewell has been sworn in as the new assembly member for South Wales East.
Born in Caerphilly and grew up in Ystrad Mynach, Delyth Jewell attended Ysgol Bro Allta and Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni before graduating with a BA and Masters degree from University of Oxford.
Before becoming an Assembly Member, she previously worked as a parliamentary researcher in Westminster. During her time in Westminster she played a leading role in campaigns which led to the introduction of new laws on stalking (2012) and domestic violence (2015). She has also worked for Citizens Advice and the charity ActionAid on issues relating to women’s rights and international development.
Ms. Jewell took her oath privately this afternoon.
Delyth Jewell AM said,
“It is a tremendous honour for me to succeed Steffan Lewis as Welsh Assembly Member for South Wales East. Everything I do in my role will be to honour Steffan's memory and to serve the people he represented so well.
Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price said,
“Whilst joining us under incredibly tragic circumstances, Delyth will be an asset to the Plaid Cymru group and shadow cabinet here in our Senedd. Delyth’s wide range of skills and talents will make her an exceptional Assembly Member and a champion representative – not just for South Wales East but for the whole of Wales.