Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader and Senedd Member for Mid and West Wales, Jane Dodds
Jane was born and raised in Wrexham in a Welsh-speaking family that she credits as raising her to appreciate value of public service and who were very active in our community. Jane attended Ysgol Morgan Llwyd and graduated from Cardiff University before training to become a social worker.
For the next 27 years she worked as a Child Protective Social Worker, working to protect vulnerable children at home and abroad. After living in Welshpool for a number of years, Jane moved to Hay-on-Wye with her husband Patrick in 2019, and is so passionate about supporting the many diverse communities across Powys and Mid and West Wales.
As a Senedd Member for the Mid and West Wales region, Jane continues to demand better for our region and to put the recovery first as we enter a post COVID world. She stands up for everyone in our community who feels let down by those in power.
Around Powys, we are seeing ordinary families being driven to foodbanks by crippling failures in the Conservative Government’s Universal Credit scheme. We have small businesses and farmers living in fear at the damage Conservative plans will do to their livelihoods.
We have residents who have lost vital community facilities such as Post Offices, banks and shops, and who lack decent public transport. Living in Powys, Jane knows how important it is that we have Senedd members who stand up for the unique issues affecting our rural communities.
That is why Jane is fighting to make sure the voice of our local communities is heard in Cardiff Bay.
Working with our strong team of Powys Councillors and campaigners, and upholding the legacy of Kirsty Williams, Jane is fighting to ensure that we build a fairer, greener society which improves the lives of you and your family.
With your continued support, we can achieve it.