Delyth Evans

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Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire, Delyth Evans

Delyth Evans is the chief executive of Smart Works charity which provides interview clothes, styling advice and interview training to unemployed women helping them get back to work. Delyth has also held non-executive roles as a Board member of the Film Agency for Wales and as a Trustee of the learning disability charity United Response.

Delyth is passionate about access to employment, particularly for young people and those with specific barriers to work such as low skills, mental health problems or a criminal record. Delyth is concerned about in-work poverty and believes more should be done to make work pay and to cut down on unfair employment practices.

In Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire Delyth is concerned about job opportunities for young people, adequate levels of funding for local services particularly the NHS and care services for the elderly. Delyth believes more should be done to support the regional economy and she is a keen supporter of Britain’s membership of the European Union because of the benefits of EU membership particularly to rural communities in Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire.

Delyth grew up in Carmarthenshire and Cardiff and studied French at Aberystwyth University before training to be a journalist at the Centre for Journalism in Cardiff. She worked for HTV in Cardiff and the BBC in London where she was a reporter on Radio Four’s The World at One and PM programmes. Delyth worked as a speechwriter to the late Labour Leader John Smith MP, and served as a Deputy Minister in the first term of the Welsh Assembly Government. Delyth is a first language Welsh speaker.