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Elin Jones AM

Born in 1966, Elin Jones was raised on a farm in Llanwnnen, near Lampeter. She attended Llanwnnen Primary School and Lampeter High School. After graduating in Cardiff University with a BSc in Economics she received MSc in Aberystwyth University studying Rural Economics. In the past, Elin has worked as an Economic Development Officer for the Rural Wales Development Board. She has also been director of Radio Ceredigion and Wes Glei Cyf television production company.

Elin served on the Aberystwyth Town Council from 1992 to 1999 and became Aberystwyth's youngest mayor in 1997-98. 

At the first elections to the National Assembly in 1999, Elin was elected as the first Assembly Member for Ceredigion. During the early years, Elin was Plaid Cymru’s spokesperson on rural affairs and economic development. Elin also served as the party’s National Chair between 2000 and 2002.

On 09 July 2007, the ‘One Wales’ coalition government was formed and Elin was appointed the Minister for Rural Affairs. Two years later, Elin won the Assembly Member of the Year award, and the Farming Weekly’s ‘UK Farming Champion’ award.

Elin is now Plaid Cymru’s Shadow Minister for Health and Well-being. She is also deputy leader of Plaid Cymru.

Elin lives in Aberaeron and enjoys music, film and reading.

Contact Details

Constituency Office, 32 Pier Street,Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 2LN.

Tel: 01970 624 516