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Eluned Parrott is 36 years old and lives with her husband and two children in Rhoose, in the Vale of Glamorgan. Before becoming an A.M., she worked as a Community Engagement Manager for Cardiff University, leading a team that organises educational outreach and community events for the public.
She has lived in the South Wales Central region for the past 18 years; ten years in Cardiff Central and Cardiff West, and then eight years in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Eluned has a degree in Music from Cardiff University, and has a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing. She enjoys walking, reading and sport, and is a very poor cricket player.

Eluned contested the Vale of Glamorgan seat at the 2010 General Election. She polled the highest Welsh Liberal Democrat vote and vote share in the seat for decades.

Eluned became Assembly Member for South Wales Central in 2011. She is Shadow Minister for Enterprise, Transport, Europe and Business.

Eluned Parrott, South Wales Central AM said

"I have been involved in politics for as long as I can remember, but decided to take a more active role when I moved to the Vale of Glamorgan eight years ago. At that time, I worked with young people planning their university careers, and visited them in their own schools not only South Wales but across the whole of the UK.

"Here in Wales, I found schools that were appallingly under-funded by comparison with their counterparts in England and it made me incredibly angry. After decades of allowing the funding gap between England and Wales to grow, standards in our schools are slipping behind. It's a national scandal.

"But the betrayal of our young people doesn't just hit this generation - we all suffer when we fail to invest in our future. A strong and healthy education system will give us the foundations of a strong and healthy economy. It feeds skilled people into the workforce, and helps us grow an economy based on innovation and high-skilled jobs. It is the petrol that fuels a modern economy, and without it we will grind to a halt.

"As an Assembly Member, I will fight to protect our future and that means giving our children the best possible start in life, showing them that we believe in them by investing in their talent."

Contact:

Email: Eluned.Parrott@wales.gov.uk

Phone: 02920 898343