Meet Your Candidate: Delyth Jewell


Hello! My name's Delyth Jewell and I'm your Plaid Cymru candidate for the constituency of Caerphilly. 

I know that many people want to know a little about their candidates before deciding on how to cast their vote, so here you'll find information about who I am and why I decided to stand in this election. 

If you're more interested in my track record you can find the information here, or if you'd like to know more about my vision for the constituency and our nation, click here.

Early Life

I’ve got deep roots in the Caerphilly area and am proud to call it my home.  I was born in Caerphilly and grew up in Ystrad Mynach, where I attended Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Allta.

After this I attended Cwm Rhymni school in Bargoed.  The experiences I’ve had in the valleys, and the kindness of its people, have shaped me and my outlook on life.  After receiving my A Levels, I studied English in St Hugh’s College, Oxford (where I was president of the Welsh society Cymdeithas Dafydd ap Gwilym), and went on to do a Masters in Celtic Studies.

Working in Westminster

After graduating, I went to work in Westminster for Plaid Cymru where I was a speech writer for Elfyn Llwyd and Dafydd Wigley, and during my time there I helped secure laws on stalking and coercive control through coordinating cross-party campaigns.  In 2014, I was honoured to be awarded the prize of ‘Overall Researcher of the Year’ in the DODS Researcher of the Year Awards as a result of my cross-party campaign work. Below is a picture of me receiving the award alongside the Speaker, John Bercow, and my good friend Dafydd Wigley.


Giving a Voice to the Voiceless

In 2015, I moved back to Wales and started working for Citizens Advice in Cardiff, where I learned first-hand about the best ways to help people with their problems – problems that were so often caused by the cruel austerity policies of the Tories.  I later worked for Action Aid, an international human rights organisation, where I worked with partners in Ghana, Kenya, Jordan and Nepal to challenge structures that keep poor people poor.

The thread running through the experiences I had in my career before taking my seat in the Senedd is that I’ve sought out ways to help improve people’s lives, and to give a voice to the people who need it most.  These are principles that I hold dear to my heart, and which guide me in everything I would do as your Member of the Senedd. For information about the work I've been doing since being elected to the Senedd, click here.

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