Eluned Parrott

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Eluned Parrott
Eluned Parrott (6324905297).jpg
Member of the Welsh Assembly
for South Wales Central
In office
5 May 2011 – 5 May 2016
Preceded by Gareth Bennett
Personal details
Political party Welsh Liberal Democrats

Eluned Parrott (born 1974) is a Welsh Liberal Democrat politician. She was an Assembly Member (AM) of the Wales Assembly between 2011 and 2016.


Eluned was born in Abergavenny, Gwent. She studied at St Peter's Collegiate School, in Wolverhampton. Parrott gained a degree in Music from Cardiff University, and has a postgraduate diploma in marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.[citation needed]

Before becoming an A.M., she worked as a community engagement manager for Cardiff University, leading a team that organises educational outreach and community events for the public. She has lived in the South Wales Central region since 1993; ten years in Cardiff Central and Cardiff West constituencies, and then eight years in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Parrott contested the Vale of Glamorgan seat at the 2010 general election.[1] This is a seat with little history of Welsh Liberal Democrat success. She polled 15.2 per cent of the vote, the highest Welsh Liberal Democrat vote share in the seat for decades.[2]

She became the first Welsh Liberal Democrat to be elected to the South Wales Central Assembly region in 2011 after the first candidate, John Dixon, failed to be reinstated following his suspension.[3] He had been suspended on the grounds of being a member of the Care Council for Wales. In July 2011 she was given the Enterprise, Transport, Europe and Business portfolios by the Welsh leader Kirsty Williams. As a result, in the Welsh Assembly she sat on the Enterprise and Business Committee and Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee.[4]

Parrott lives with her husband and two children in Rhoose, in the Vale of Glamorgan.[citation needed]