Siân Gwenllian

Candidate for Arfon

Siân Gwenllian - Arfon

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Tell us about yourself

I live in Y Felinheli in the constituency of Arfon where I grew up. I raised my four children as a single parent when I sadly lost my husband Dafydd to cancer in 1999.

I have worked in journalism and communications.

In 2008 I was elected to Gwynedd Council representing my home village.

I was privileged to be elected to the Senedd in the last election in 2016 and I am Plaid Cymru’s education, culture and Welsh language Shadow Cabinet Minister.

What is the most important thing you think the Senedd should do in the next five years?

If I were elected as part of a strong Plaid Cymru team in the Senedd, my main priorities would be to get Wales’ economy back on its feet; to create parity between health and care services; to ensure that our children get the top class education they deserve. We would also focus on getting rid of child poverty in Wales. We would also be eager to pave the way for an independence referendum for Wales.

What will you do for Arfon if elected?

Plaid Cymru is the party of communities, and as the MS for Arfon, I want to support local businesses to recover and grow post-Covid. As I have done over the past 5 years, I will work hard to develop the city of Bangor as a centre of excellence for health care and education, including bringing the training of doctors and dentists to Bangor. As part of Plaid Cymru’s nationwide plan to tackle climate change, I will also work hard for an integrated public transport system for the whole of the constituency.