Sandy Mewies was a Member of the National
Assembly for Wales between May 2003 and April 2016. This was her
biography at the time she left.
Sandy Mewies lives near Holywell with her family. Her interests
outside politics include cooking and reading and she is a regular
user of Flintshire library service. She is a graduate of the Open
Before entering politics, Sandy’s main
career was in journalism, but she also worked in the voluntary
sector and as a lay schools inspector. She was a County Borough
councillor in Wrexham for 16 years, serving as deputy leader and
chair of Social Services. In 2001 she was Mayor of Wrexham. She was
a member of the Wales European Centre and the North Wales Probation
Sandy was first elected to the Assembly in May
2003 and was re-elected in 2007 and 2011. She has chaired the
Assembly’s European and External Affairs Committee and the
Communities and Culture Committee. She has also served on the
Social Justice and Regeneration Committee, the Environment,
Planning and Countryside Committee and North Wales Regional
Among Sandy’s main political interests
are social justice, community inclusion, health and education.
She is an Honorary Fellow of Glyndwr
University and a member of Unite.