Jill Evans MEP

Jill EvansJill Evans is a Member of the European Parliament representing the whole of Wales. She is the President of both Plaid Cymru and the European Free Alliance, the European party to which Plaid Cymru belongs. Jill is currently serving her third term as an MEP.

Jill was born in Ystrad (the Rhondda) in 1959 and was educated in Tonypandy and the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and Wales's Polytechnic College. Before being elected to the European Parliament in 1999, Jill worked as a Research Assistant at the former Polytechnic of Wales where she gained her M.Phil. Degree. She was also a local councillor in the Rhondda.

Jill worked for the National Federation of Women's Institutes in Wales for six years before taking up a post as Wales Regional Organiser for CHILD - The National Infertility Support Network. Jill's main political interests are the environment and international affairs. Jill speaks Welsh and English. She has a history of active campaigning, supporting the Miners' Strike, the Friction Dynamics workers' dispute in Caernarfon and campaigning for the closure of the Nant y Gwyddon landfill site. Jill is the Chair of CND Cymru and has a strong record on international issues, including participating in the European Parliament's delegation to the Gaza Strip.

Contact Details


45 Heol Gelligaled
Rhondda Cynon Taf
CF41 7RQ

European Parliament 8H153,

T: 00 322 284 5103
F: 00 322 284 9103
E: jill.evans@europarl.europa.eu