FIRST FEMALE LEADER OF PLAID CYMRU
Rhondda-born, Leanne Wood has been an Assembly Member for the National Assembly of Wales since 2003 and spokesperson for her party on green issues, sustainability, social justice, and housing and regeneration. Leanne has been heavily involved in the trade union movement and has produced two major policy documents for her party. In 2008, Making Our Communities Safer, argued for the criminal justice system in Wales to be devolved and in 2011, A Greenprint for the Valleys was published, arguing for a green job creation programme aimed at regenerating the former coalfield areas of the valleys. In 2012 she became the first woman to lead the Plaid Cymru Party.
Category: Politics & Social Reform
Dates: 1971 – present
Image Credit: Leanne Wood/Plaid Cymru