Leanne Wood rejigs Plaid Cymru's team

Leanne Wood AM Leanne Wood made her first appearance in the Senedd as Plaid leader last week

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New Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has announced a small reshuffle of the party's leading spokespeople.

Dafydd Elis-Thomas has been moved to rural affairs in place of Llyr Huws Gruffydd who will look after the newly-merged environment, housing and regeneration post.

Alun Fred Jones becomes takes up economy and energy with his business, enterprise and technology post going.

Ex-leader Ieuan Wyn Jones still looks after finance and the constitution.

"Plaid Cymru has a fantastic, talented team of AMs who have shown time and again their commitment to Wales and the people we serve," said Ms Wood.

"Now we will focus firmly on the future - making our communities sustainable, and building an economy that can support a prosperous Wales."

Ms Wood was elected leader earlier this month and called for "real independence" for Wales after beating rivals Elin Jones and Lord Elis-Thomas.

Ms Wood, who is currently learning to speak Welsh, promised to be an "open, forward looking, positive and constructive" leader.

She has inherited the leadership of the third-largest party in the Welsh assembly behind the Labour government and Conservative opposition.

Plaid Cymru's team

Portfolio Member

Leader

Leanne Wood

Economy and Energy

Alun Ffred Jones

Health

Elin Jones

Education

Simon Thomas

Rural Affairs, Fisheries and Food

Dafydd Elis-Thomas

Finance & the Constitution

Ieuan Wyn Jones

Europe, Local Government, Communities & Transport

Rhodri Glyn Thomas

Heritage, Welsh Language & Sport

Bethan Jenkins

Social Services, Children & Equal Opportunities

Lindsay Whittle

Environment, Housing and Regeneration

Llyr Huws Gruffydd

Business Manager and Chief Whip

Jocelyn Davies

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