- Jillian Evans
She was educated in Tonypandy and the
University of Wales, Aberystwythand Wales's Polytechnic College.
Before being elected, Evans worked as a Research Assistant at the former
Polytechnic of Waleswhere she gained her M.Phil. Degree. Jill Evans worked for the National Federation of Women's Institutesin Wales for six years before taking up a post as Wales Regional Organiser for CHILD - The National Infertility Support Network.
She was party chair from 1994 to 1996, and entered the European Parliament at the 1999 elections, becoming, with
Eurig Wyn, the first Plaid Cymru MEP. Evans retained her seat at the 2004 elections but Plaid's second seat was lost due to a collapse in their vote. She stood for the Rhondda constituency in the National Assembly for Wales election, 2007but was not elected.
Evans has also been a supporter of the
Burberryworkers campaign to prevent the closure of the factory in Treorchy.
* [http://www.plaidcymru.org/content.php?nID=349;lID=1/ Plaid Cymru website]
* [http://www.jillevans.net/ Evans's website]
* [http://www.europarl.europa.eu/members/public/geoSearch/view.do?country=GB&partNumber=1&zone=Wales&language=EN&id=4550 Profile on European Parliament website]
* [http://www.rhonddaplaid.org/ Rhondda Plaid]
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