Region: South Wales West
Born in Pencoed, Luke attended Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Ogwr for primary school, Ysgol Llanhari for comprehensive and then Cardiff University for both his Undergraduate and Masters degrees. For just shy of five years, Luke worked in the hospitality sector before becoming an Economy and Finance researcher.
Luke’s politics have been influenced by his background. From a working-class area of Bridgend County and with connections to trade unionism, since his election to the Senedd in 2021 Luke has been a vocal advocate both in and out of the Senedd chamber for those from low-income backgrounds and working class areas of Wales. As Plaid Cymru’s economy spokesperson, Luke has consistently pushed for policies that make tangible, positive differences to Wales’ many and varied communities. A priority for Luke is tackling poverty and its causes – Luke is always keen to meet and assist organisations working in this area across the South Wales West region, whether it be on the ground in communities themselves, or making their case on their behalf before the Welsh Government in the Senedd.
With Wales experiencing economically tough times, Luke is focused on creating genuine and sustainable solutions to the big economic questions facing Wales. With a view to fostering an economy that is just, offers root and branch change and improves the well-being of the people that keep it going in our post-industrial and rural communities, Luke believes that Wales can be a place that ensures everyone has what they need to live dignified and fulfilling lives.