Meri Huws

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Meri Huws is the Welsh Language Commissioner. Born in Carmarthenshire, she was educated at Fishguard High School, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, where she studied law and politics, and the University of Oxford, where she studied to be a social worker.[1] She is head of the Lifelong Learning Department at Bangor University, and deputy vice-chancellor.

She was chair of The Welsh Language Society from 1981 to 1983, and was a normal member of the Welsh Language Board between 1993 and 1997. She is a member of the Labour Party.

She was Chairman of the Welsh Language Board from 2004 until the Board was abolished in March 2012. In 2012, Meri Huws was appointed to the new post of Welsh Language Commissioner.


  1. ^ Meri Huws / the Commissioner