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

First Welsh Assembly 1999–2003

Jones was the campaign director during Plaid Cymru's first elections to the Welsh Assembly in 1999. The elections were seen as a breakthrough by the party, gaining seats in solid Labour areas such as in the Rhondda, Islwyn and Llanelli and achieving by far their highest share of the vote in any Wales-wide election, winning 17 of 60 seats in the Assembly. Plaid Cymru saw themselves as the natural beneficiary of devolution.

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