Delyth Jewell


Second Plaid Cymru candidate on South Wales East regional list

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Delyth was born in Caerphilly, brought up in Ystrad Mynach and now lives in Quakers Yard. She was educated at Ysgol Bro Allta in Ystrad Mynach and Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni. On completing her A levels, Delyth was accepted by the University of Oxford, where she obtained a BA in English Language and Literature, and a Masters in Celtic Studies. She was President of the University’s Welsh Society (Cymdeithas Dafydd ap Gwilym).

After leaving Oxford, Delyth worked in Westminster, where she was a speechwriter and researcher for the Plaid Cymru group for five and a half years, culminating in the role of Head of Research. She played a leading role in campaigns which led to the introduction of new laws on stalking (2012) and domestic violence (2015).

In 2014, Delyth’s part in these campaigns was highlighted by judges when they awarded her the prestigious prize of ‘Parliamentary Researcher of the Year’ in the DODS Parliamentary Researcher of the Year Awards.

In 2015, Delyth moved back to Wales, to take up a policy role for a major national charity. She manages the charity’s portfolio on energy and consumer issues in Wales.

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