Shadow Minister for Economy, Tackling poverty and Transport

Region: Mid and West Wales

Helen Mary Jones was born in Colchester, Essex. She was educated at Colchester County High School for Girls, Llanfair Caereinion High School in Powys and the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. She has taught in the special education field and has held various positions in youth, community and social work.

She has most recently worked as the deputy director of the Morgan Academy at Swansea University, before returning to the National Assembly.

In 1999 she was elected to the new National Assembly for Wales for the constituency of Llanelli. Prior to being elected as AM for Llanelli she was Senior Development Manager with the Equal Opportunities Commission in Wales.

She was Shadow Minister for Education and Lifelong Learning, and a member of the Education and Lifelong Learning Committee, the Equality of Opportunity Committee, the South West Wales Regional Committee and also a member of the Voluntary Sector Partnership during the first term of the National Assembly.

Helen Mary was an Assembly Member from 1999 until 2011, and returned to the National Assembly in August 2018.

Helen Mary Jones writes for Llanelli Online.