Ieuan Wyn Jones - Public Service - First Welsh Assembly 1999–2003 - Elected Party President

Elected Party President

In 1999, Jones became the Assembly's first Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee chairman, a post he continued in until February 2000. Jones stood down at the 2001 election to spend more time in the Assembly. In the summer, he was elected President of Plaid Cymru with 77% of the vote over Helen Mary Jones.

Jones reshuffled the party leadership with Jocelyn Davies as Business Manager; Elin Jones as Chief Whip and Agriculture & Rural Development spokeswoman; Phil Williams as Economic Development spokesman; and Helen Mary Jones as Environment, Transport and Planning and Equal Opportunities spokeswoman. Jones described his cabinet as "strong... capable of taking on Labour in the Assembly as well as making a vital contribution in promoting a positive policy agenda."

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