Liz Saville Roberts

Liz Saville Roberts MP

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Parliamentary Leader

Constituency: Dwyfor Meirionnydd

Portfolio: Attorney General; Energy Security; Justice; Home Office; Transport; Women and Equalities

Liz Saville Roberts was first elected in 2015, the first woman to represent Dwyfor Meirionnydd and Plaid Cymru’s first female MP. She retained the seat at both the 2017 and 2019 snap elections with a significantly increased share of the vote.

Originally from Eltham in south London, Liz learnt Welsh whilst at university in Aberystwyth. She previously worked as a journalist in London and north Wales, and then as a further education lecturer with Coleg Meirion Dwyfor where she led on Welsh language education. Prior to her election to Parliament, Liz was a Gwynedd County Councillor between 2004 and 2015, representing Morfa Nefyn, Pen Llŷn.

In 2017, Liz was appointed Plaid Cymru Westminster Group Leader and speaks for the party on, Home Affairs, Transport, Women and Equalities, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and Justice. She was appointed a Privy Councillor in 2019.

In 2016, Liz was invested into the Gorsedd of Bards at the National Eisteddfod in Abergavenny and in her spare time Liz enjoys horse riding and walking. She has lived in Pen Llŷn with her husband Dewi since 1993, and they have two daughters, Lowri and Lisa.