Constituency: Blaenau Gwent and Rhymney

Niamh Salkeld

Niamh is your candidate for Blaenau Gwent and Rhymney.

Born to working class parents in Newport, Niamh attended Ysgol Cymraeg Cwmbran, and then Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw.

She continued her education and went onto study international politics in Aberystwyth University, where she left with a Bachelor of Arts and Masters degree.

Since then, she briefly worked as a substitute teacher in a Welsh speaking secondary school, before getting a job with the Plaid Cymru Senedd group as a Political Researcher for Social Justice, Education and the Arts.

As a strong advocate for social justice and equalities, Niamh will ensure that her campaign priorities focus on tackling child poverty, supporting people through the cost of living crisis, reducing the attainment gap and improving prosperity across Blaenau Gwent and Rhymney.

Niamh is excited to get out and campaign in the Blaenau Gwent and Rhymney constituency, meet local people and listen to their concerns.