Plaid Leader unveils new team for 4th Assembly


Shadow cabinet to work for a better Wales

Plaid Cymru Leader Ieuan Wyn Jones AM has unveiled his new Shadow Cabinet.

Mr Jones pledged that the new team will work hard to hold government to account as well as promote Plaid’s policy agenda. The Plaid leader re-affirmed his party’s election promise to represent people from all parts of Wales.


Spokespersons in the new Plaid Cymru shadow cabinet:



Finance & the Constitution: 

Ieuan Wyn Jones AM

Planning, Business Manager & Chief Whip:

Jocelyn Davies AM


  Elin Jones AM

Education, Higher Education & Skills:

Simon Thomas AM

Business, Enterprise, Technology & Science:

 Alun Ffred Jones AM

Housing & Regeneration:

Leanne Wood AM

Europe, Local Government, Communities & Transport:

Rhodri Glyn Thomas AM

Environment & Energy:

Dafydd Elis-Thomas AM

Heritage, Welsh Language & Sport: 

Bethan Jenkins AM

Social Services, Children & Equal Opportunities:

Lindsay Whittle AM

Rural Affairs (inc. Agriculture, Animal Health & Welfare):

Llyr Huws Gruffydd AM


Plaid Cymru Leader Ieuan Wyn Jones AM said:

“The pool of talent from which I have been able to choose this shadow cabinet is very strong. Not only does Plaid Cymru have a wealth of experience amongst our long established AMs, we have also gained new members who have a vast amount to contribute.

“Without a majority government in place at this time, the Plaid team’s responsibility is to ensure that any Welsh government plans that come before the National Assembly are fit to bring about real improvements for the people of Wales. Our focus will remain firmly fixed on ensuring that the voice of every part of Wales is heard loud and clear in the Senedd.”