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Elin Jones
Elin Jones (b. 1966) grew up on a farm in Llanwnnen, near Lampeter and has been the Assembly Member for Ceredigion since 1999.

She attended Llanwnnen Primary School and Lampeter Comprehensive. She graduated from University of Wales, Cardiff with a BSc in Economics and took a post-graduate MSc in Agricultural Economics at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Previously she was employed as an Economic Development officer for the Development Board for Rural Wales. She is a former Shadow Environment, Planning and Countryside Minister.

Elin speaks Welsh and English. She is also a former director of Radio Ceredigion and of Wes Glei Cyf, a television production company. She lives in Aberystwyth and enjoys music, film, reading and formerly sang with the Welsh singing group Cwlwm. She is also a member of a mixed choir, CŰr ABC Aberystwyth.

Political career
Elin Jones served on Aberystwyth Town Council from 1992 - 1999 and was the youngest-ever Mayor of Aberystwyth from 1997 to 1998. She was the National Chair of Plaid Cymru between 2000 and 2002.

In the first Assembly elections in 1999 Elin was elected as Assembly Member for Ceredigion and served as Shadow Economic Development Minister during the Assemblyís first term. Following the Assembly election in 2003, she retained this portfolio until 2006 when she became Shadow Minister for Environment, Planning & Countryside. On 9 July 2007 the One Wales Government was formed and Elin was made Minister for Rural Affairs.


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