Lord Elis-Thomas

Non-affiliated Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Nuclear Energy: Small Modular Reactors - Question 24 Apr 2017

    My Lords—
  • European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (1st Day) 20 Feb 2017

    My Lords, it is always a privilege to follow my former colleague from down the Corridor and to hear him speak so eloquently on human rights issues, on which I fully agree with him. I will not engage with his comments on the internal affairs of Scotland but I will speak about the consequences of this Bill in relation to the internal structure of the United Kingdom and the relationships between...
  • Wales Bill - Third Reading 18 Jan 2017

    My Lords, I add my thanks to the Minister, who is an old colleague of mine—sorry, not an old colleague but a former colleague—in the National Assembly. His great achievement then, which I have alluded to before, even in this place perhaps, was converting the Welsh Conservative Party into a Welsh Conservative Party and a pro-devolution Conservative Party, as we saw most firmly yesterday in...

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Non-affiliated Peer, Former Independent MS for Dwyfor Meirionnydd

Entered the House of Lords on 18 September 1992

Entered the Welsh Parliament on 6 May 1999

Left the Welsh Parliament on 29 April 2021

Party was Plaid Cymru until 30 Mar 2011; Crossbench until 18 Jan 2012; Plaid Cymru until 17 Oct 2016; Independent until 29 Apr 2021

Also represented Dwyfor Meirionnydd; Meirionnydd Nant Conwy

Other offices held in the past

  • Presiding Officer, National Assembly for Wales (12 May 1999 to 6 May 2011)
  • Member, Select Committee on the Ceremony of Introduction (17 Dec 1997 to 30 Apr 1998)
  • Member, European Union Committee (12 Nov 1996 to 19 Nov 1998)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee C (22 Nov 1994 to 19 Nov 1998)
  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (17 Jun 1987 to 17 Apr 1989)
  • Leader of Plaid Cymru (1 Jul 1984 to 1 Jul 1991)
  • Member, Education, Science & Arts Committee (3 May 1979 to 9 Jun 1983)

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