Before being elected MP for the Cynon Valley, Ann worked as a journalist, for the BBC as a studio manager and as Welsh correspondent for the Guardian and Observer newspapers. She holds an Honorary Doctorate from Trinity College Carmarthen for her contribution to politics and as a human rights campaigner.
Her career since entering Parliament in 1984 includes: Shadow Minister of Education and Women's Rights 1987-88; Shadow Secretary of State for: International Development 1989-92, Wales 1992, National Heritage 1992-93; Opposition Spokesperson for: Employment 1993-94, Foreign Affairs 1994-95; Assistant to John Prescott as Deputy Leader of Labour Party 1994-95; Special envoy to Iraq on human rights 2003-10 She has also been a Member of the Select Committees on: International Development 1997-2005, Foreign Affairs 2010, Arms Export Controls 2011.
Where to Visit?
Explore her constituency - The Cynon Valley - starting with the Cynon Valley Museum, Aberdare.