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​​​​The Llywydd​

The role of Llywydd (Presiding Officer) is the single most important office in the Senedd.​​

The role of the Llywydd of the Senedd mirrors the roles of Speakers and Presiding Officers in parliaments across the world. Though the exact responsibilities of the job may vary from country to country, and they may have different titles, the roles are similar.

The Llywydd chairs Plenary meetings, remaining politically impartial at all times. The Llywydd also plays an active role in representing the Senedd and Wales’s interests on a national, UK and international stage and chairs the Senedd Commission.

Each Llywydd brings their own unique personality and focus to the role. The current Llywydd of the Senedd is the Plaid Cymru Member, Elin Jones, and her three priority areas are:

  • Making the Welsh Government more accountable to the Senedd and the people of Wales.
  • Making the work of the Senedd more relevant and topical by transforming the way in which we share information.
  • Maximising capacity and strengthening the Senedd by putting the people of Wales at the heart of its decision making.

Keep up to date with the Llywydd by following @yLlywydd on Twitter. You can also contact her by emailing




Marking 20 years of devolution

GWLAD festival toured Wales to celebrate and debate achievements of the past 20 years and look at the future.

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Follow the Llywydd's Twitter Account

Stay up to date with the Llywydd's work in the Senedd by following her official Twitter feed.

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Senedd reform programme

The Senedd Commission is taking forward key elements of its programme to reform Wales’ parliament.

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Digital News and Information Task Force

How do we communicate the work of the Senedd to a wider audience in Wales? 

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Watch the latest 90 Second Statements​

Introduced by the Llywydd, Members are now able to raise current issues durin​g Plenary through the Topical Questions or 90 Second Statements slots every Wednesday.​

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The Deputy Presiding Officer

Ann Jones MS is the Deputy Presiding Officer for the Senedd.

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'Setting the Record Straight' - Women’s Archive Wales

The Senedd in partnership with Women’s Archive Wales have launched a project entitled ‘Setting the Record Straight'.

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