About / Am
Carolyn is a hardworking grassroots Member of the Senedd. Carolyn’s passion for fighting for fairness and equality is borne of real life experience. From being raised in a prefabricated working-class home through life experiences of financial struggles, dealing with loss, working in a variety of jobs whilst raising a family, Carolyn understands the core problems faced by many people living across the North Wales region.
Carolyn strongly believes everyone has a right to the best start in life, access to services, an affordable home, a fair wage and conditions, the right to live in a safe, clean environment with an education that gives everyone a fair and equal chance, and a health service that never denies the right of access to medicine no matter what your circumstances are. Carolyn is a passionate environmentalist who treasures the wonderful natural environment of North Wales; she is often found taking walks with family and their four-pawed companions.
During her working life Carolyn has worked in a bar, been an au pair abroad, a postal clerk, a post woman, a town councillor and a county councillor. Carolyn’s track record of hard work, a keen eye for detail and a true passion for doing everything she can for the people she speaks for, led to her being selected as deputy leader of Flintshire County Council in 2019.
While at Flintshire County Council, Carolyn has been a critical part of several progressive projects from her focus on recycling as Cabinet Member for Streetscene, during which time she oversaw Flintshire becoming one of the best recycling authorities in Wales, with one of the lowest costs per household. Carolyn also oversaw the construction of a brand new waste transfer station which will also contain an education unit and be powered by renewables. Under her direction, the Council purchased electric busses, owned by the public, which will be charged using by-products and solar farms in a state of the art charging hub. Carolyn has also pushed for Wales to have standardised charging infrastructures to allow electric vehicles to expand through Wales. On biodiversity, Carolyn has pushed for Flintshire to reduce its cutting of hedges and verges, being one of the first councils in North Wales to plan to save costs while increasing and protecting its vital biodiversity.
Carolyn has been a working mother of three, with her eldest now employed as a Teacher and youngest a student at university. During the week of being sworn in as Member of the Senedd for North Wales, Carolyn was able to add to the joy and elation by becoming a Grandmother.
- Chair – Cross-Party Group on Public Transport
- Chair – Cross-Party Group on Animal Welfare
- Vice-Chair – Cross-Party Group on North Wales