Assembly Candidate for South Wales Central
Assembly Candidate for Cardiff Central
Eluned Parrott was born in South Wales and has lived and worked in Cardiff for over 20 years. She is married and has two young children.
Eluned has a degree in Music from Cardiff University, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Eluned represented the South Wales Central Assembly Region, which includes Cardiff Central, from 2011. Before becoming an Assembly Member, she managed Cardiff University’s community outreach programmes.
In the Assembly she is Shadow Minister for Enterprise, Transport, Europe and Business and has taken the Welsh Government to task on issues such as Cardiff Airport, the South Wales Metro, the M4 Relief Road and Jobs Growth Wales. In her first year as an Assembly Member she won the ITV Wales Politician of the Year ‘One to Watch’ award.
She is a passionate supporter of devolution, believing that decisions about how services we rely on, such as health, education and transport, should be made as locally as possible.
Eluned is a Time to Change Champion, believing that issues surrounding mental health are too often ignored and was widely praised for speaking candidly about her own experience with mental health issues during a cross-party debate on the issue in the Assembly.
She has recently been selected as the Welsh Liberal Democrat candidate for Cardiff Central at the 2016 Assembly Elections, the most marginal Assembly seat in Wales, with just 38 votes separating the Welsh Liberal Democrats and Labour at the 2011 elections.