Marc Phillips

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Marc Phillips
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Marc Phillips (born 8 December 1953[1]) is a Welsh charity manager and former politician.


Phillips was born in Cardiff and educated in Cyfarthfa and Merthyr Tydfil,[1][2] before working at the Urdd Gobaith Cymru, then the Dyfed Association of Voluntary Service and as Chief Executive of Tenovus.[2]

Phillips also became active in Plaid Cymru, standing in Llanelli at the 1992 and 1997 general elections,[1] taking third and then second place. He became Plaid's national vice-chair in 1993, serving for two years. During this period, he stood in the 1994 European election in Mid and West Wales,[1] achieving the party's best performance at the election.[3]

From 1996 until 2000, Phillips served as the Chair of Plaid Cymru,[2] and he also stood for the party in the new Wales constituency at the 1999 European election. He was third on the party list and was not elected.[4]

Phillips accepted a new job as the head of BBC Children in Need in Wales in 2002,[2] following which he withdrew from political activity.[5] However, he remained supportive of the party, was its nomination for the Executive Committee of the All Wales Convention in 2009,[2] and unsuccessfully applied to be its candidate in the Carmarthen East and Dinefwr constituency at the 2010 general election.[6]

He is on the Board of Directors, of Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project.[7]


  1. ^ a b c d The Times Guide to the House of Commons: 1997, p.181
  2. ^ a b c d e "Marc Phillips", All Wales Convention
  3. ^ Peter Catterall and Virginia Preston, Contemporary Britain: An Annual Review: 1995, p.434
  4. ^ "1999 Election Candidates[permanent dead link]", UK Office of the European Parliament
  5. ^ Paul Starling, "Phillips leaves Plaid in turmoil", Daily Mirror, 2 May 2002
  6. ^ Martin Shipton, "Young Plaid activist Jonathan Edwards will fight hard for a seat in Westminster", Western Mail, 28 November 2009
  7. ^ "Introducing the Board of Directors – Marc Phillips (Chair) | Pen y Cymoedd Wind Energy Project". Retrieved 2017-12-23. 
Party political offices
Preceded by
Jill Evans
Chair of Plaid Cymru
Succeeded by
John Dixon