Rt. Hon. Mr. Elfyn Llwyd

Former Member of the British Parliament

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Elfyn Llwyd MP is Plaid Cymru's Westminster Group Leader and represents the Dwyfor Meirionydd constituency, after winning the 2010 elections. Previously, he represented the old Meirionydd Nant Conwy constituency, winning the seat at four successive elections between 1992 and 2005.

He was born in Betws y Coed in 1951 and was educated Llanrwst and the University of Aberystwyth. Before being elected, Elfyn worked as a solicitor and was called to the Bar as a Barrister in 1997. He has also served as President of the Gwynedd Law Society. At Westminster, Elfyn has been instrumental in campaigning for prison reform and for the rights of veterans, as well as contributing to the ongoing efforts to get more powers devolved to Wales. He has held various positions in Westminster, including many shadow positions as spokesperson, and has held many posts in select committees.

Elfyn Llwyd was involved in the high-profile attempts from 2004 onwards to impeach Tony Blair for misleading the UK Parliament over the 2003 Iraq War. He later led Plaid's push for an Inquiry into the War, which eventually was granted.

His main political interests are home affairs, transport and agriculture.

“Tackling Violence Against Women at Home and Abroad”

A Lecture by MP Elfyn Llwyd, Member of the British Parliament
The Strasbourg Conference on International Law & Human Rights 2014
(Strasbourg; April 14th - 16th, 2014)