Rhun ap Iorwerth was elected as Assembly Member for Ynys Môn in August 2013.  Brought up on the island, he was educated at Ysgol David Hughes, before graduating in Politics and Welsh at Cardiff University. 

After joining BBC Wales in 1994, his career as a journalist lasted for almost 20 years, becoming Chief Political Correspondent and presenting a number of political programmes including, ‘Dragon’s Eye’. He also worked as a correspondent for BBC Network News, presented the breakfast news programmes on both Radio Wales and Radio Cymru, and most recently presented BBC Wales’ main news programme for S4C, Newyddion 9.

A fluent Welsh speaker, he is married with three children.

He is a member of the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee in the National Assembly for Wales and is the Plaid Cymru Shadow Health Secretary. He is also Chair of the Cross Party Group, Wales International.

He is also a juniors coach with Llangefni Rugby Club.