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Plaid Cymru Leader Reshuffles Top Team

Written by on 12th January 2022

Plaid Cymru Leader Adam Price has said his party is “ready to make a real difference” in 2022 as he unveils a reshuffle of his team in the Senedd.

Mr Price confirmed that Heledd Fychan MS would become the Spokesperson for Children and Young people, Welsh Language, Culture, Sport and International AffairsSioned Williams MS the Spokesperson for Post-16 Education, Social Justice and Equalities; and Mabon ap Gwynfor MS the Spokesperson for Agriculture, Rural Affairs, Housing and Planning.

The Plaid Cymru Leader also confirmed that Cefin Campbell MS would be the second Designated Member in the Co-Operation Agreement between Plaid Cymru and the Welsh Government.

Mr Campbell will join Sian Gwenllian MS who was announced as the Lead Designated Member last month.

Plaid Cymru Leader Adam Price hailed Mr Campbell as an “outstanding” and “experienced” politician that would form part of the team that will work with the Government to take the Co-Operation Agreement forward to ensure its successful delivery.

Mr Campbell said it was an “honour and privilege” to be invited to become a Designated Member.

Mr Price added that Wales faced “many challenges” in 2022 including the continuing pandemic, the climate crisis and a “hostile” Westminster Government and stressed that his party was “ready to meet those challenges head-on”.

Adam Price MS, Leader of Plaid Cymru

Plaid Cymru Leader Adam Price added,

“I am proud to appoint Cefin Campbell as the second and final Designated Member of the Co-Operation Agreement between Plaid Cymru and the Welsh Government.

“Cefin is an outstanding politican with years of experience under his belt. He and Sian Gwenllian form part of a team that will work with the Government to take the Co-Operation Agreement forward to ensure its successful delivery.

“It is fitting to announce Cefin’s new role on the first day of the new Senedd term.

“From the pandemic, a climate emergency, a cost-of-living crisis and a hostile Westminster Government, Wales begins 2022 with many challenges ahead. Plaid Cymru is ready to meet those challenges head on and to make a real difference to the lives of the people of Wales through the Co-Operation Agreement which will secure transformational support for some of our poorest households.

Plaid Cymru’s Cefin Campbell

Plaid Cymru’s Cefin Campbell MS said,

“It is an honour and a priviliege to be invited to become a Designated Member as part of the exciting and transformative Co-Operation Agreement between Plaid Cymru and the Welsh Government.

“The Co-Operation Agreement is a radical and transformative programme which will bring real and long-term benefits for the people of Wales — including free school meals to all primary school children. It signifies an opportunity, and a new way of doing politics.

“I look forward to working with my fellow designated member Sian Gwenllian and the Welsh Government Ministers and pledge to do my utmost to ensure the successful delivery of the agreement and its 46 policy areas.

Full List of Plaid Cymru Senedd Members roles:

Adam Price Leader / Arweinydd
Rhys ab Owen Constitution and Justice / Cyfansoddiad a Chyfiawnder
Llŷr Gruffydd Finance and Local Government / Cyllid a Llywodraeth Leol
Luke Fletcher Economy / Economi
Heledd Fychan Children and Young People, Welsh Language, Culture, Sport and International Affairs / Plant a Phobl Ifanc, y Gymraeg, Diwylliant, Chwaraeon a Materion Rhyngwladol
Cefin Campbell Aelod Dynodedig / Designated Member
Sioned Williams Post-16 education, Social Justice and Equalities / Addysg Ôl-16, Cyfiawnder Cymdeithasol a Chydraddoldeb
Delyth Jewell Climate Change, Energy and Transport / Newid Hinsawdd, Ynni a Thrafnidiaeth
Mabon ap Gwynfor Agriculture, Rural Affairs, Housing and Planning / Amaethyddiaeth, Materion Gwledig, Tai a Chynllunio
Sian Gwenllian Lead Designated Member, Chief Whip and Deputy Leader / Aelod Dynodedig Arweiniol Prif Chwip a Dirprwy Arweinydd
Rhun ap Iorwerth Health and Care, Senedd Commissioner and Deputy Leader / Iechyd a Gofal, Comisiynydd Senedd a Dirprwy Arweinydd
Peredur Owen Griffiths Communities and Older People / Cymunedau a Phobl Hŷn