Assembly Members Aelodau'r Cynulliad
AM for Torfaen since 1999, Lynne is a formidable campaigner who’s always passionate in championing the issues that matter to the people she represents. As well as being a hard-working constituency AM, Lynne is well known for her fierce and often hard-hitting contributions in committees and on the floor of the Senedd.
Although fiercely loyal to her party on the one hand, Lynne has never been afraid to speak out on the issues she believes in.
This spirit has led to a number of high profile campaigns over the years; her calls for the MMR vaccine to become an entry requirement for schools led to a wide ranging national debate on the issue, and more recently, Lynne successfully campaigned for Gwent’s £220 million Specialist and Critical Care Centre to be sited in Cwmbran.
Having studied at Reading University, prior to her election in 1999, Lynne held a number of roles within the Welsh voluntary sector, and worked as a researcher in the office of former MEP, Glenys Kinnock. Previously a long standing chair of the Labour group, Lynne has two children, James and Sam, and is married to the Deputy Minister for Children, Huw Lewis.