Siân Gwenllian

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Siân Gwenllian
Siân Gwenllian AM (28092344141).jpg
Member of the Welsh Assembly
for Arfon
Assumed office
5 May 2016
Preceded by Alun Ffred Jones
Majority 4,162
Personal details
Political party Plaid Cymru
Alma mater Aberystwyth University Cardiff University

Siân Gwenllian is a Welsh politician, who was elected to the National Assembly for Wales in the 2016 election.[1] She represents the constituency of Arfon as a member of Plaid Cymru, and holds the seat with a majority of 4,162 votes.[2] Following the election, she was appointed Plaid Cymru’s spokesperson for Local Government, the Welsh Language, Equalities and Planning.[3] She is currently a member of the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee and sits on the and the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee in the Assembly.[2]

She previously served as a councillor on Gwynedd Council, representing Y Felinheli. Between 2010 and 2012 she was responsible for the authority's finance portfolio. Between 2012 and 2014 she was Cabinet Member for Education, lead on children and young people, and was deputy leader of the Council. In 2014, she was appointed Gwynedd Small Business Champion, responsible for promoting this sector of the economy in Gwynedd.[2]

She was educated at Friars School, Bangor and at Aberystwyth and Cardiff universities. She was then a journalist with the BBC and HTV in Bangor before becoming a county councillor for Y Felinheli, the village where she was brought up.[2]


  1. ^ "Plaid Cymru hold Arfon for Sian Gwenllian". Daily Post, 6 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d "Siân Gwenllian AM - Assembly Member Profile". Retrieved 2016-09-21.
  3. ^ "Shadow Cabinet". Retrieved 2016-09-21.
National Assembly for Wales
Preceded by
Alun Ffred Jones
Assembly Member for Arfon
Political offices
Preceded by
Shadow Minister for Local Government, the Welsh Language, Equalities and Planning
2016 – present