Aled Roberts was a Member of the National
Assembly for Wales between May 2011and April 2016. This was his
biography at the time he left.
Aled Roberts attended Ysgol y Ponciau, Ysgol y Grango and Ysgol
Rhiwabon before going on to study law at the University of Wales,
Aberystwyth. In 1993 he married Llinos and they have two sons,
Osian and Ifan.
After obtaining his solicitor’s professional qualification,
Aled practised in Wrexham where he became a partner, but ceased to
practise when he was elected Leader of Wrexham County Borough in
He is a former Chairman of Waste Awareness Wales, and was also a
member of the Wales Climate Change Commission.
Prior to his election to the National Assembly, Aled also held the
position of Chair of the Wales Strategic Migration Partnership and
served as the Welsh representative on the UK Local Government
Association’s Asylum and Refugee Working Group.
Aled was the Welsh Local Government Association spokesperson for
Housing from 2005 to 2011, and in 2008 was given additional
responsibility when the portfolio was expanded to include
Environment, Sustainability and Waste.
Aled has been actively involved in politics since 1985 when he
successfully campaigned to rescue the Miners’ Institute in
Aled represented the Rhos and Ponciau Ward on Wrexham Council from
1991 until he stood down in 2012. He was Mayor of Wrexham in the
2003-04 period and was Leader of Wrexham County Borough Council
from March 2005 to May 2011.
In November 2007, Aled was named “Councillor of the
Year” at the ITV Wales Politician of the Year Awards.
In the Assembly
Aled is the Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow
Minister for Education, Spokesperson for Children and Young People
and Spokesperson for the Welsh Language. He also sits on the Public
Accounts Committee and the Children, Young People and Education
Committee. Aled is also our Spokesperson for Older People.