List of female Members of the Senedd

This is a list of women who are or have been Members of the Senedd.

The Senedd (Welsh Parliament) has sixty seats. At each election the Senedd has returned some of the highest rates of female representation in the world. At the 2003 election 30 women and 30 men were elected. Following a by-election in 2006 there were 31 women and 29 men who all served until the 2007 election.[1]

As of July 2020 there are 29 women and 31 men.

Date Female ♀ Male ♂
1999 election 24 36
2000[note 1] 25 35
2003 election 30 30
2006[note 2] 31 29
2007 election 28 32
2010[note 3] 29 31
2011 election 25 35
2016 election 25 35
2017[note 4] 26 34
2018[note 5] 27 33
2019[note 6] 28 32
2020[note 7] 29 31


List of female Members of the SeneddEdit

Party Name Constituency Year elected Year left Reason
Labour Lorraine Barrett Cardiff South and Penarth 1999 2011 Retired
Labour Dame Rosemary Butler DBE Newport West 1999 2016 Retired
Labour Christine Chapman Cynon Valley 1999 2016 Retired
Labour Jane Davidson Pontypridd 1999 2011 Retired
Plaid Cymru Janet Davies South Wales West 1999 2007 Retired
Plaid Cymru Jocelyn Davies South Wales East 1999 2016 Retired
Labour Sue Essex Cardiff North 1999 2007 Retired
Labour Val Feld Swansea East 1999 2001 Died
Labour Janice Gregory Ogmore 1999 2016 Retired
Labour Christine Gwyther Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire 1999 2007 Defeated
Labour Alison Halford Delyn 1999 2003 Retired
Labour Edwina Hart MBE Gower 1999 2016 Retired
Liberal Democrats Christine Humphreys North Wales 1999 2001 Resigned
Labour Jane Hutt Vale of Glamorgan 1999 Serving
Plaid Cymru Pauline Jarman South Wales Central 1999 2003 Retired
Labour Ann Jones Vale of Clwyd 1999 Serving
Plaid Cymru Elin Jones South Wales Central 1999 Serving
Plaid Cymru Helen Mary Jones Llanelli and Mid and West Wales 1999 2011 Defeated
Mid and West Wales 2018[note 8] Serving
Labour Lynne Neagle Torfaen 1999 Serving
Liberal Democrats Jenny Randerson Cardiff Central 1999 2011 Retired
Plaid Cymru Janet Ryder North Wales 1999 2011 Retired
Labour Karen Sinclair Clwyd South 1999 2011 Retired
Labour Gwenda Thomas Neath 1999 2016 Retired
Liberal Democrats Kirsty Williams CBE Brecon and Radnorshire 1999 Serving
Labour Delyth Evans Mid and West Wales 2000 2003 Retired
Liberal Democrats Eleanor Burnham North Wales 2001 2011 Defeated
Labour Val Lloyd Swansea East 2001 2011 Retired
Labour Tamsin Dunwoody Preseli Pembrokeshire 2003 2007 Defeated
Conservative Lisa Francis Mid and West Wales 2003 2007 Defeated
Labour Irene James Islwyn 2003 2011 Retired
Conservative Laura Anne Jones South Wales East 2003 2007 Defeated
2020[note 9] Serving
Labour Sandy Mewies Delyn 2003 2016 Retired
Labour Catherine Thomas Llanelli 2003 2007 Defeated
Plaid Cymru Leanne Wood South Wales Central then Rhondda 2003 Serving
Blaenau Gwent PV Trish Law Blaenau Gwent 2006 2011 Retired
Conservative Angela Burns Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire 2007 Serving
Plaid Cymru Nerys Evans Mid and West Wales 2007 2011 Defeated
Labour Lesley Griffiths Wrexham 2007 Serving
Plaid Cymru Bethan Jenkins South Wales West 2007 Serving
Labour Joyce Watson Mid and West Wales 2007 Serving
Liberal Democrats Veronica German South Wales East 2010 2011 Defeated
Conservative Suzy Davies South Wales West 2011 Serving
Labour Rebecca Evans Gower 2011 Serving
Conservative Janet Finch-Saunders Aberconwy 2011 Serving
Labour Julie James Swansea West 2011 Serving
Labour Julie Morgan Cardiff North 2011 Serving
Liberal Democrats Eluned Parrott South Wales Central 2011 2016 Defeated
Labour Jenny Rathbone Cardiff Central 2011 Serving
Conservative Antoinette Sandbach North Wales 2011 2015 Resigned
Conservative Janet Haworth [note 10] North Wales 2015 2016 Defeated
Labour Hannah Blythyn Delyn 2016 Serving
Labour Dawn Bowden Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney 2016 Serving
UKIP Michelle Brown North Wales 2016 Serving
Independent
Labour Jayne Bryant Newport West 2016 Serving
Plaid Cymru Siân Gwenllian Arfon 2016 Serving
Labour Vikki Howells Cynon Valley 2016 Serving
UKIP Caroline Jones South Wales West 2016 Serving
Independent
Brexit Party
Independent
Labour Eluned Morgan Mid and West Wales 2016 Serving
Labour Rhianon Passmore Islwyn 2016 Serving
UKIP Mandy Jones North Wales 2016 Serving
Independent
Brexit Party
Plaid Cymru Delyth Jewell South Wales East 2019 Serving

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Following the resignation of Alun Michael and the return of Delyth Evans on 1 May 2000
  2. ^ Following the Blaenau Gwent by-election on 29 June 2006
  3. ^ Following the resignation of Mike German and the return of Veronica German on 1 July 2010
  4. ^ Following the resignation of Nathan Gill and the return of Mandy Jones on 27 December 2017
  5. ^ Following the resignation of Simon Thomas on 26 July 2018 and return of Helen Mary Jones
  6. ^ Following the death of Steffan Lewis on 11 January 2019 and return of Delyth Jewell
  7. ^ Following the death of Mohammad Asghar on 16 June 2020 and return of Laura Ann Jones
  8. ^ Replaced Simon Thomas in 2018
  9. ^ Replaced Mohammad Asghar in 2020
  10. ^ Replaced Antoinette Sandbach in 2015

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jac Larner (12 October 2016). "Gender and Representation in National Assembly for Wales Elections". Thinking Wales – Meddwl Cymru. Cardiff University. Retrieved 11 May 2020.