Senedd Llywydd Elin Jones appointed to Privy Council by the Queen
Senedd Llywydd Elin Jones MS has been appointed to the Privy Council by the Queen.
The Plaid Cymru politician’s appointment was made at a meeting earlier today with the Queen.
The Llywydd now becomes the Right Honourable Elin Jones MS.
The Llywydd was appointed on the same day as the Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament the Right Honourable Alison Johnstone MSP.
The Privy Council is a formal body of advisers to the Queen. Its membership mainly comprises senior politicians, most of which are current or former members of either the House of Commons or the House of Lords.
Elin Jones was elected the Senedd Member for Ceredigion in 1999 and has held the seat since then. She has been the Llywydd of the Senedd since 2016.
In 2007 she was made Minister for Rural Affairs in the Labour-Plaid Cymru coalition government. She continued in this position until Plaid Cymru left Government at the 2011 elections.
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Ych a fi. Pam yn y byd fysai gwleidydd Plaid Cymru yn cael unrywbeth i wneud â frenhiniaeth Lloegr?
Mae’n dangos beth yw Plaid Cymru erbyn hyn.
Un arall wedi’i phrynu gan y Sefydilad Prydeinig.
For those in the national corner, MBEs and like are a personal choice to make reflecting an indivudual individual values and choice and nothing to do with anyone else… For those who go to places like the Lords or Commons yet again as above but a ‘public good’ argument that how can we complain about things if we don’t access them to engage positive change. But what good is a seat at the Privy Council table….indeed it is in fact NOT Privy or indeed a COUNCIL and more in reality today a PLATFORM for some though not all of its… Read more »
Trist iawn iawn. Pa aelodau sy’ gynno’ ni ar ôl i sefyll dros ein daliadau?
Yet another step up above the crachach yng Nghymru ! At best the Plaid people are just pushing for some sort of federalism within “The System” at worst just pushing for personal rewards and “recognition”.
You have a point – but its ‘ self determination ‘ as laid out by Gwynfor aa he writes in ‘ Aros Mae ‘etc . He sa w just transfering Westminser to Wales as only part of a picture – comnunuty and engagement of people ar local levels as completing it. Leopold Khohr while at Aberystwyth added to this within the Eurooean conrext. Nothing bad here i think
The way it’s panning out is just “more of the same”. What’s good about that ? The rot started when Plaid let its elder statesmen take the ermine. There may have been good tactical motives for having some bright people in the Lords but the message became garbled and turned into a channel for those wishing to join the uber-crachach.
My heart agrees with you but I’m afraid my head and experience does not. If any body has an influence for our nation we should be on or in it / no use shouting from the side lines when our nations future is at risk. In my own case – I’ve turned down a range of stuff and positions and not taken the ‘ kings shilling ‘ accepting only to plant a tree 🌳 when I stood down from a major public role. Those who seek or accept honours and decorations- well best of luck to them if that’s what… Read more »
Our own Llywydd being bought by the queen of England, very sad
I expect an immediate statement that she supports an independent Wales with a Canada/Australia style settlement – ‘Dominion’ status with full governmental autonomy with the monarch as ceremonial head of state OR resign. Resign or explain, Ms Jones.
This illustrates yet again that Plaid Cymru is a unionist party. I am appalled, words ail me….
Wow – you and Royston on the same page John ! Must be something in the Swansea water 💧!! ( only joking 🙃)
Yes? Let’s nail ourselves to the English monarchy shall we? All it takes to keep us under the thumb is shiny badges and empty honorifics from the feudal remnants of Empire handed to “our” elected representatives.
This should be declared in the special interests register. The Llywyd is now a pet of the British Empire plc and should probably step down from Plaid Cymru, or cross the floor to the Unionist Labour party
Doesn’t need to cross the floor This is just the latest sign that Plaid is part of the Union. Improved career prospects and all that sauce.
England is doing what England has always done – building up a class of native ‘friendlies’ through preferment and / or enrichment, so that this colonial elite can give the impression of self-rule, while England carries on running Wales through the civil service and other agencies. Elin Jones becoming a Privy Councillor means that Plaid Cymru is just a little more obviously what it has been for a few decades – a vaguely leftist, bandwagon-jumping, devolution party. Very little different to Labour. A merger would be the natural outcome if Labour didn’t need Plaid Cymru to deliver votes and seats… Read more »
So, “the Privy Council is a formal body of advisers to the Queen.” If she can persuade Charlie Boy not to appoint Willie Boy the next Prince of Wales after he becomes King, then I would be able to forgive her!!
ER2 has done a fair better job than having a president drawn from the London elite – just imagine a President Thatcher 😱 or god forbid a movie 🎥 star 😱.with a load of “ history “ …
We are almost at the conclusion of the second Elizabethan era and we should thank her for decades of sitting through endless useless ceremonies and thanking dozens of foreign dictators and mass murdering heads of states and look forward to each nation within these islands choosing the method and person who they are most comfortable with. …
“mass murdering heads of states”, Richard! The english crown throughout its disgraceful history right up to today is guilty of mass murder, rape and pillage of so many fair countries on a scale that dwarfs most of the disgraceful mass murderers that you refer to. And you wish to THANK them?
I couldn’t care less who England chose as their President. That would be their free choice to make, but at least they would have a choice. Just imagine if Prince Andrew had been the Queen’s eldest son!! Personally, I would be very happy to have President Michael Sheen here in Wales however!
A vote for Plaid Cymru is a vote for, well, I’m not sure I know any more. Plaid Cymru on the slippery slope since the days of Cynog Dafis, and who’s influence is still there like a dirty conscience on every elected members’ shoulder.