List of members of the Senedd

This is a list of Members of the Senedd (MSs). The first list is of those who are current MSs elected in 2016. The second is of a list of members who have ever been elected to either the former National Assembly for Wales or the present day Senedd, since its first election in 1999.

Current membersEdit

There can be no more than 60 MSs at any one time. The below list is as it appears at the Senedd website.

Details are provided for party leaders, members in the Drakeford government, members in the Shadow Cabinet of Paul Davies, as well as those members who are due to retire at the next election.

Members of the Senedd (present)
Name Sex Seat Party Since Notes
Mick Antoniw Male Pontypridd Welsh Labour 5 May 2016
Rhun ap Iorwerth Male Ynys Môn Plaid Cymru 5 May 2016
Laura Anne Jones[1] Female South Wales East Welsh Conservatives 16 June 2020
Gareth Bennett Male South Wales Central Abolish the Welsh Assembly Party 5 May 2016
Hannah Blythyn Female Delyn Welsh Labour 5 May 2016 Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government
Dawn Bowden Female Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney Welsh Labour 5 May 2016
Michelle Brown Female North Wales Independent 5 May 2016
Jayne Bryant Female Newport West Welsh Labour 5 May 2016
Angela Burns Female Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire Welsh Conservatives 5 May 2016 Shadow Minister for Health
Hefin David Male Caerphilly Welsh Labour 5 May 2016
Alun Davies Male Blaenau Gwent Welsh Labour 5 May 2016
Andrew RT Davies Male South Wales Central Welsh Conservatives 5 May 2016 Shadow Minister for Environment, Sustainability, and Rural Affairs
Paul Davies Male Preseli Pembrokeshire Welsh Conservatives 5 May 2016 Leader of the Opposition

Leader of the Conservative Party in the Senedd

Suzy Davies Female South Wales West Welsh Conservatives 5 May 2016 Shadow Minister for Education and Welsh Language
Mark Drakeford Male Cardif West Welsh Labour 5 May 2016 First Minister

Leader of the Labour Party in the Senedd

Dafydd Elis-Thomas Male Dwyfor Meirionnydd Independent 5 May 2016 Sits in coalition with Labour

Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism

Retiring at the 2021 election

Rebecca Evans Female Gower Welsh Labour 5 May 2016 Minister for Finance

Trefnydd (House Leader)

Janet Finch-Saunders Female Aberconwy Welsh Conservatives 5 May 2016 Shadow Minister for Social Care, Children, Young People and Older People
Russell George Male Montgomeryshire Welsh Conservatives 5 May 2016 Shadow Minister for Business, Economy and Infrastructure, and Mid Wales
Vaughan Gething Male Cardiff South and Penarth Welsh Labour 5 May 2016 Minister for Health and Social Services
John Griffiths Male Newport East Welsh Labour 5 May 2016
Lesley Griffiths Female Wrexham Welsh Labour 5 May 2016 Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs
Llyr Gruffydd Male North Wales Plaid Cymru 5 May 2016
Siân Gwenllian Female Arfon Plaid Cymru 5 May 2016
Neil Hamilton Male Mid and West Wales UKIP 5 May 2016
Mike Hedges Male Swansea East Welsh Labour 5 May 2016
Vikki Howells Female Cynon Valley Welsh Labour 5 May 2016
Jane Hutt Female Vale of Glamorgan Welsh Labour 5 May 2016 Deputy Minister & Chief Whip
Huw Irranca-Davies Male Ogmore Welsh Labour 5 May 2016
Mark Isherwood Male North Wales Welsh Conservatives 5 May 2016 Shadow Minister for Communities and Local Government, and North Wales
Julie James Female Swansea West Welsh Labour 5 May 2016 Minister for Housing and Local Government
Delyth Jewell Female South Wales East Plaid Cymru 8 Feb 2019
Ann Jones Female Vale of Clwyd Welsh Labour 5 May 2016
Caroline Jones Female South Wales West Independent 5 May 2016
Carwyn Jones Male Bridgend Welsh Labour 5 May 2016 Retiring at the 2021 election
Elin Jones Female Ceredigion Plaid Cymru 5 May 2016
Helen Mary Jones Female Mid and West Wales Plaid Cymru 5 May 2016
Mandy Jones Female North Wales Brexit Party 5 May 2016
Dai Lloyd Male South Wales West Plaid Cymru 5 May 2016
Neil McEvoy Male South Wales Central Welsh National Party 5 May 2016 Leader of the Welsh National Party
David Melding Male South Wales Central Welsh Conservatives 5 May 2016 Shadow Minister for Housing, Heritage, Culture, Tourism and Media

Retiring at the 2021 election

Jeremy Miles Male Neath Welsh Labour 5 May 2016 Brexit Minister

Counsel General for Wales

Darren Millar Male Clwyd West Welsh Conservatives 5 May 2016 Chief Whip and Shadow Minister for External Affairs & International Relations
Eluned Morgan Female Mid and West Wales Welsh Labour 5 May 2016 Baroness Morgan of Ely

Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language

Julie Morgan Female Cardiff North Welsh Labour 5 May 2016 Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services
Lynne Neagle Female Torfaen Welsh Labour 5 May 2016
Rhianon Passmore Female Islwyn Welsh Labour 5 May 2016
Adam Price Male Carmarthen East and Dinefwr Plaid Cymru 5 May 2016 Leader of Plaid Cymru

Leader of Plaid Cymru in the Senedd

Nick Ramsay Male Monmouth Welsh Conservatives 5 May 2016 Shadow Minister for Finance
Jenny Rathbone Female Cardiff Central Welsh Labour 5 May 2016
Mark Reckless Male South Wales East Brexit Party 5 May 2016 Leader of the Brexit Party in the Senedd
David Rees Male Aberavon Welsh Labour 5 May 2016
David Rowlands Male South Wales East Brexit Party 5 May 2016
Jack Sargeant Male Alyn and Deeside Welsh Labour 6 February 2018 Elected at a by-election following the death of Carl Sargeant
Bethan Sayed Female South Wales West Plaid Cymru 5 May 2016
Ken Skates Male Clwyd South Welsh Labour 5 May 2016 Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales
Lee Waters Male Llanelli Welsh Labour 5 May 2016 Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport
Joyce Watson Female Mid and West Wales Welsh Labour 5 May 2016
Kirsty Williams Female Brecon and Radnorshire Welsh Liberal Democrats 5 May 2016 Sits in coalition with Labour

Minister for Education

Leanne Wood Female Rhondda Plaid Cymru 5 May 2016

Since establishmentEdit

The number assigned to each MS is arbitrary and does not indicate any kind of rank or seniority. It is only for use in this table. To date 142 individuals have served as MSs (or AMs).

Members of the Senedd and former National Assembly for Wales (1999-present)
Name Sex Seat(s) Party From To Notes
001 Leighton Andrews Male Rhondda Labour 2003 2016
002 Mick Antoniw Male Pontypridd Labour 2011 Currently Serving
003 Rhun ap Iorwerth Male Ynys Môn Plaid Cymru 2013 Currently Serving
004 Mohammad Asghar Male South Wales East Plaid Cymru 2007 2020 Defected from Plaid Cymru to Conservatives on 8 December 2009.[2] Died while in office on 16 June 2020.[1]
Conservative
005 Lorraine Barrett Female Cardiff South and Penarth Labour 1999 2011
006 Gareth Bennett Male South Wales Central UKIP 2016 Currently Serving Sat as an independent since 7 November 2019. [3]
Independent
007 Mick Bates Male Montgomeryshire Liberal Democrats 1999 2011 Sat as an independent[4] from 16 April 2010[5]
Independent
008 Peter Black Male South Wales West Liberal Democrats 1999 2016
009 Hannah Blythyn Female Delyn Labour 2016 Currently Serving
010 Dawn Bowden Female Merthyr Tidfil and Rhymney Labour 2016 Currently Serving
011 Nick Bourne Male Mid and West Wales Conservative 1999 2011
012 Michelle Brown Female North Wales UKIP 2016 Currently Serving Sat as an independent from 26 March 2019 [6]
Independent
013 Jayne Bryant Female Newport West Labour 2016 Currently Serving
014 Eleanor Burnham Female North Wales Liberal Democrats 2001 2011
015 Angela Burns Female Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire Conservative 2007 Currently Serving
016 Rosemary Butler Female Newport West Labour 1999 2016
017 Alun Cairns Male South Wales West Conservative 1999 2011
018 Christine Chapman Female Cynon Valley Labour 1999 2016
019 Jeff Cuthbert Male Caerphilly Labour 2003 2011
020 Cynog Dafis Male Mid and West Wales Plaid Cymru 1999 2003
021 Hefin David Male Caerphilly Labour 2016 Currently Serving
022 Jane Davidson Female Pontypridd Labour 1999 2011
023 Alun Davies Male Blaenau Gwent Labour 2011 Currently Serving
Mid and West Wales Labour 2007 2011
024 Andrew Davies Male Swansea West Labour 1999 2011
025 Andrew R T Davies Male South Wales Central Conservative 2007 Currently Serving
026 Byron Davies Male South Wales West Conservative 2011 2015
027 David T C Davies Male Monmouth Conservative 1999 2007
028 Geraint Davies Male Rhondda Plaid Cymru 1999 2003
029 Glyn Davies Male Mid and West Wales Conservative 1999 2007
030 Janet Davies Female South Wales West Plaid Cymru 1999 2007
031 Jocelyn Davies Female South Wales East Plaid Cymru 1999 2011
032 Keith Davies Male Llanelli Labour 2011 2016
033 Paul Davies Male Preseli Pembrokeshire Conservative 2007 Currently Serving
034 Ron Davies Male Caerphilly Labour 1999 2003
035 Suzy Davies Female South Wales West Conservative 2011 Currently Serving
036 Mark Drakeford Male Cardiff West Labour 2011 Currently Serving
037 Tamsin Dunwoody-Kneafsey Female Preseli Pembrokeshire Labour 2003 2007
038 Richard Edwards Male Preseli Pembrokeshire Labour 1999 2003
039 Dafydd Elis-Thomas Male Meirionnydd Nant Conwy then Dwyfor Meirionnydd Plaid Cymru 1999 Currently Serving Left Plaid Cymru to sit as an independent [7] on 14 October 2016
Independent
040 Sue Essex Female Cardiff North Labour 1999 2007
041 Delyth Evans Female Mid and West Wales Labour 2000 2003
042 Nerys Evans Female Mid and West Wales Plaid Cymru 2007 2011
043 Rebecca Evans Female Mid and West Wales Labour 2011 2016
Gower Labour 2016 Currently Serving
044 Val Feld Female Swansea East Labour 1999 2001
045 Janet Finch-Saunders Female Aberconwy Conservative 2011 Cuerrently serrving
046 Lisa Francis Female Mid and West Wales Conservative 2003 2007
047 Chris Franks Male South Wales Central Plaid Cymru 2007 2011
048 Russell George Male Montgomeryshire Conservative 2011 Currently Serving
049 Mike German Male South Wales East Liberal Democrats 1999 2010
050 Veronica German Male South Wales East Liberal Democrats 2010 2011
051 Vaughan Gething Male Cardiff South and Penarth Labour 2011 Currently Serving
052 Brian Gibbons Male Aberavon Labour 1999 2011
053 Nathan Gill Male North Wales UKIP 2016 2017 Left UKIP group to sit as an independent [8] from 29 July 2016. Resigned as an AM on 27 December 2017 [9]
Independent
054 William Graham Male South Wales East Conservative 1999 2016
055 Janice Gregory Female Ogmore Labour 1999 2016
056 John Griffiths Male Newport East Labour 1999 Currently Serving
057 Lesley Griffiths Female Wrexham Labour 2007 Currently Serving
058 Llyr Gruffydd Male North Wales Plaid Cymru 2011 Currently Serving
059 Siân Gwenllian Female Aberconwy Plaid Cymru 2016 Currently Serving
060 Christine Gwyther Female Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire Labour 1999 2007
061 Alison Halford Female Delyn Labour 1999 2003
062 Brian Hancock Male Islwyn Plaid Cymru 1999 2003
063 Neil Hamilton Male Mid and West Wales UKIP 2016 Currently Serving
064 Edwina Hart Female Gower Labour 1999 2016
065 Janet Haworth Female North Wales Conservative 2015 2016
066 Mike Hedges Male Swansea East Labour 2011 Currently Serving
067 Vikki Howells Female Cynon Valley Labour 2016 Currently Serving
068 Christine Humphreys Female North Wales Liberal Democrats 1999 2001
069 Altaf Hussain Male South Wales West Conservative 2015 2016
070 Jane Hutt Female Vale of Glamorgan Labour 1999 Currently Serving
071 Denise Idris Jones Female Conwy Labour 2003 2007
072 Huw Irranca-Davies Male Ogmore Labour 2016 Currently Serving
073 Mark Isherwood Male North Wales Conservative 2003 Currently Serving
074 Irene James Female Islwyn Labour 2003 2011
075 Julie James Female Swansea West Labour 2011 Currently Serving
076 Pauline Jarman Female South Wales Central Plaid Cymru 1999 2003
077 Bethan Jenkins Female South Wales West Plaid Cymru 2007 Currently Serving
078 Delyth Jewell Female South Wales East Plaid Cymru 2019 Currently Serving
079 Alun Ffred Jones Male Aberconwy Plaid Cymru 2003 2016
080 Ann Jones Female Vale of Clwyd Labour 1999 Currently Serving
081 Caroline Jones Female South Wales West UKIP 2016 Currently Serving Left UKIP in September 2018 then Joined Brexit Party in May 2019 [10]
Independent
Brexit Party
082 Carwyn Jones Male Bridgend Labour 1999 Currently Serving
083 David Jones Male North Wales Conservative 2002 2003
084 Elin Jones Female Ceredigion Plaid Cymru 1999 Currently Serving
085 Mandy Jones Female North Wales UKIP 2017 Currently Serving Returned as a UKIP member on 28 Dec 2017.[11] Refused entry to the UKIP group on 9 Jan 2018.[12] Sat as an independent since.[13] Joined Brexit Party in May 2019 [14]
Independent
Brexit Party
086 Gareth Jones Male Conwy Plaid Cymru 1999 2003
Aberconwy Plaid Cymru 2007 2011
087 Helen Mary Jones Female Llanelli Plaid Cymru 1999 2003
Mid and West Wales Plaid Cymru 2003 2007
Llanelli Plaid Cymru 2007 2011
Mid and West Wales Plaid Cymru 2018 Currently Serving
088 Ieuan Wyn Jones Male Ynys Môn Plaid Cymru 1999 2013
089 Laura Anne Jones Female South Wales East Conservative 2003 2007
2020 Currently Serving As the next name on the Conservative Party list for South Wales East, on 16 June 2020 Jones succeeded Mohammad Asghar upon his death while in office.[1]
090 Peter Law Male Blaenau Gwent Labour 1999 2006 Sat as an independent from April 2005, died 25 April 2006 [15]
Independent
091 Trish Law Female Blaenau Gwent Blaenau Gwent People's Voice 2006 2011
092 Huw Lewis Male Merthyr Tidfil and Rhymney Labour 1999 2016
093 Steffan Lewis Male South Wales East Plaid Cymru 2016 2018
094 Dai Lloyd Male South Wales West Plaid Cymru 1999 2011
2016 Currently Serving
095 Val Lloyd Female Swansea East Labour 2001 2011
096 John Marek Male Wrexham Labour 1999 2007 Elected as Labour in 1999. Re-elected in 2003 under the label John Marek Independent Party, then sat as Forward Wales from Nov 2003
John Marek Independent Party
Forward Wales
097 Neil McEvoy Male South Wales Central Plaid Cymru 2016 Currently Sitting Expelled from Plaid Cymru group 17 January 2018 [16] Set up Welsh National Party in 2020.
Independent
Welsh National Party
098 David Melding Male South Wales Central Conservative 1999 Currently Serving
099 Sandy Mewies Female Delyn Labour 2003 2011
100 Alun Michael Male Mid and West Wales Labour 1999 2000
101 Tom Middlehurst Male Alyn and Deeside Labour 1999 2003
102 Jeremy Miles Male Neath Labour 2016 Currently Serving
103 Darren Millar Male Clwyd West Conservative 2007 Currently Serving
104 Eluned Morgan Female Mid and West Wales Labour 2016 Currently Serving
105 Jonathan Morgan Male South Wales Central Conservative 1999 2007
Cardiff North Conservative 2007 2011
106 Julie Morgan Female Cardiff North Labour 2011 Currently Serving
107 Rhodri Morgan Male Cardiff West Labour 1999 2011
108 Lynne Neagle Female Torfaen Labour 1999 Currently Serving
109 Eluned Parrott Female South Wales Central Liberal Democrats 2011 2016
110 Rhianon Passmore Female Islwyn Labour 2016 Currently Serving
111 William Powell Male Mid and West Wales Liberal Democrats 2011 2016
112 Adam Price Male Carmarthen East and Dinefwr Plaid Cymru 2016 Currently Serving
113 Gwyn R Price Male Islwyn Labour 2011 2016
114 Alun Pugh Male Clwyd West Labour 1999 2007
115 Nick Ramsay Male Monmouth Conservative 2007 Currently Serving
116 Jenny Randerson Female Cardiff Central Liberal Democrats 1999 2011
117 Jenny Rathbone Female Cardiff Central Labour 2011 Currently Serving
118 Mark Reckless Male South Wales East UKIP 2016 Currently Serving Defected from UKIP to the Conservative Group on 6 April 2017. Later left the Conservative Group to sit as an Independent on 14 April 2019. Joined Brexit Party in May 2019 [17]
Conservative
Independent
Brexit Party
119 David Rees Male Aberavon Labour 2011 Currently Serving
120 Rod Richards Male North Wales Conservative 1999 2002
121 Aled Roberts Male North Wales Liberal Democrats 2011 2016
122 Peter Rogers Male North Wales Conservative 1999 2003
123 David Rowlands Male South Wales East UKIP 2016 Currently Serving Left UKIP in September 2018 then Joined Brexit Party in May 2019 [18]
Brexit Party
124 Janet Ryder Female North Wales Plaid Cymru 1999 2011
125 Antoinette Sandbach Female North Wales Conservative 2011 2015
126 Carl Sargeant Male Alyn and Deeside Labour 2003 2017
127 Jack Sargent Male Alyn and Deeside Labour 2018 Currently Serving
128 Karen Sinclair Female Clwyd South Labour 1999 2011
129 Ken Skates Male Clwyd South Labour 2011 Currently Serving
130 Catherine Thomas Female Llanelli Labour 2003 2007
131 Gwenda Thomas Female Neath Labour 1999 2016
132 Owen John Thomas Male South Wales Central Plaid Cymru 1999 2007
133 Rhodri Glyn Thomas Male Carmarthen East and Dinefwr Plaid Cymru 1999 2016
134 Simon Thomas Male Mid and West Wales Plaid Cymru 2011 2018 Resigned 25 July 2018 [19]
135 Lee Waters Male Llanelli Labour 2016 Currently Serving
136 Joyce Watson Female Mid and West Wales Labour 2007 Currently Serving
137 Lindsay Whittle Male South Wales East Plaid Cymru 2011 2016
138 Dafydd Wigley Male Aberconwy Plaid Cymru 1999 2003
139 Brynle Williams Male North Wales Conservative 2003 2011
140 Kirsty Williams Female Brecon and Radnorshire Liberal Democrats 1999 Currently Serving
141 Phil Williams Male South Wales East Plaid Cymru 1999 2003
142 Leanne Wood Female South Wales Central Plaid Cymru 2003 2016
Rhondda Plaid Cymru 2016 Currently Serving

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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