New voice....loads of experience
- What is your age? 59
- What is your marital status and do you have children? If so, how many? Widowed. Four children.
- What is your full-time job? County Councillor/freelance journalist
- What is your hometown? Y Felinheli (between Bangor & Caernarfon)
- What inspired you to enter politics? A desire to see my country reach its full potential.
- Why are you/would you be a good Assembly Member? I would be an effective ambassador for the people of my constituency and I would use my energy to help make Wales a fair and confident nation.
- What's your school and working background? Attended Friars Comprehensive School, Bangor, Aberystwyth & Cardiff Universities. Trained as a journalist. Have worked in news, current affairs, broadcasting, communication, publishing & marketing.
- What are the biggest challenges facing Wales? Creating a strong economy, tackling educational under-attainment & poverty, developing the NHS, decreasing bureaucracy, giving north Wales a fair slice of the cake.
- Why do you want to represent the area you're running for? So that I can be a strong, new voice for the area where I come from, standing up for north Wales whilst also building on the success of the present Assembly Member, Alun Ffred Jones, who is now retiring.
- How should Welsh politicians get people interested in the Assembly? Present clear and consistent messages; encourage the development of a robust Welsh press; make full use of social media to create a dialogue with electors.
- Who is your hero? The Suffragettes.
- What music would you take to a desert island - and what would your one luxury be? Owain Gwynedd's latest CD. Luxury - a bottle of wine from Pant Du vineyard, Dyffryn Nantlle.
How you can contact Sian:
Constituency Office, 8 Castle Street, Caernarfon, Gwynedd. LL55 1SE
Constituency Office, 70 High Street, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 1NR
Sian Gwenllian Sian.Gwenllian@cynulliad.cymru