Liz Saville Roberts was elected as Dwyfor Meirionnydd Member of Parliament in May 2015, the first woman to represent the region and Plaid Cymru’s first female MP. She increased her vote share at the 2017 snap General Election attaining the highest ever number of votes for the constituency. She previously worked as a news reporter in London and North Wales, and then as a Further Education lecturer with Coleg Meirion Dwyfor, where she developed Welsh language education.
She was a Gwynedd county councillor between 2004 and 2015, representing Morfa Nefyn on the Llŷn Peninsula. Originally from Eltham in London, Liz learnt Welsh whilst at university in Aberystwyth.
Liz was appointed Plaid Cymru Leader in Westminster following the 2017 General Election. She speaks for Plaid Cymru in Westminster on; Home Affairs, Justice, Women & Equalities and Business Energy and Industrial Strategy.
She has lived in Morfa Nefyn with her husband Dewi since 1993 and they have two daughters, Lowri and Lisa. In her spare time she enjoys horse riding and walking. She’s also a big animal lover and has 3 horses, named Celt, Titch and Espi, 2 dogs and a goat.