Janet Ryder

Janet Ryder

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name=Janet Ryder AM

birth_date =birth date and age|1955|06|21
birth_place = flagicon|England Sunderland, England
office = Assembly Member
constituency= North Wales Region
term_start = 1999
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party = Plaid Cymru

Janet Ryder (born in Sunderland, June 21, 1955) is a Welsh politician. She has been a Plaid Cymru member of the National Assembly for Wales for North Wales since 1999. She moved with her family to Wales in 1990 and has since learnt Welsh.

Professional career

Former teacher and Youth Worker. Janet has been very much involved with voluntary and community work in her home town of Ruthin. She is the Chair of Canolfan Awelon Management Committee and a former director on the board of Denbighshire Voluntary Services Council.

Political career

Former Mayor of Ruthin. Denbighshire County Council 1995-99. Plaid Cymru National Executive. Shadow Minister for Education and Lifelong Learning.

During the First Assembly (1999-2003), she was the Shadow Minister for Local Government and Communities and in 2002 she was given additional responsibility for Finance. She was re-elected in May 2003 to serve in the Second Assembly (2003-2007) and was one of twelve members of the Plaid Cymru - The Party of Wales group. Following a Shadow Cabinet reshuffle in November 2003 she became the Shadow Minister for Education and Lifelong Learning. In April 2006, in line with changes made by the Assembly Government this portfolio changed to Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills. Her portfolio included responsibilities for schools, further education and skills development, higher education, the youth service and the careers service.

External links

* [http://www.janetryder.org/home/ Janet Ryder AM Website]
* [http://www.plaidcymru.org/ Plaid Cymru - the Party of Wales Website]
* [http://www.walesassembly.org/ Website of the National Assembly for Wales]

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