I was born and brought up in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire.
I was educated in the primary and secondary schools in Haverfordwest, at the
Universities of Oxford (Keble College) and Wales (Cardiff and Aberystwyth) and the South Wales Theological College. I live just outside Llanwddyn, near Lake Vyrnwy, Montgomeryshire. I work in the Maelor School, Penley, where I am Head of Modern Languages and Professional Development Coordinator. I am Chair of the Governors of Ysgol Efyrnwy, Llanwddyn,the Lake Vyrnwy Marathon Committee and the Plaid Cymru Branch for North Montgomeryshire. I am Vice-Chair of the Powys Eisteddfod 2007 Learners’ Committee. I am a member of the Powys Citizens’ Panel, the Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust, the Guilsfield Singers
and Friends of Mid Wales Opera. I am also a member of the World Development Movement and the Institute for Welsh Affairs. My priorities are what everybody in Montgomeryshire deserves:good schools in the villages as well as the towns; good health care in Montgomeryshire as well as Shropshire; good transport links into and around Montgomeryshire and good planning which provides jobs in both the countryside and the towns.