Helen Mary Jones returns to Senedd to replace Simon Thomas

Helen Mary Jones speaking at a Plaid Cymru conference Credit: Plaid Cymru

Helen Mary Jones has returned to the Assembly as AM for Mid and West Wales. She replaces Simon Thomas who resigned his seat last week after being arrested on suspicion of possessing indecent images.

It is a great honour to have the opportunity to serve the people of Mid and West Wales in our National Assembly.

I feel a profound sense of regret at the difficult circumstances in which I will be returning to the Senedd.

Despite this, I know that there is a job of work to do in representing the people of Mid and West Wales and in giving them and their communities the strongest voice possible in our national parliament.

I look forward to giving of my best for the region and for Wales.

– Helen Mary Jones AM
When Helen Mary Jones arrived to take her oath of office, she was met outside the Senedd by Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood Credit: ITV News Cymru Wales

Helen Mary Jones was previously a Plaid Cymru Assembly Member between 1999 and 2011. She is currently the deputy director of the Morgan Academy at Swansea University.