Ieuan Wyn Jones, AM (born 22 May 1949) is a Welsh politician, who was the Deputy First Minister in the Welsh Assembly Government from 2007 until 2011. He is the current Member of the National Assembly for Wales for the Ynys Môn constituency and is the former leader of Plaid Cymru. On 3 May 2011 Jones announced he would be stepping down from his post as party leader, expected during the first half of the Assembly term 2011 to 2016. He was Member of the UK parliament for Ynys Môn constituency from 1987 to 2001. In 2007, Jones was named Wales' "Politician of the Year" by the BBC Wales am.pm programme.
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