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Aled Edwards

Welsh Assembly Government

Aled Edwards

Aled was nominated by the Faith Forum.

Aled EdwardsWhere do you live now?

Cilfynydd near Pontypridd

Where were you born and brought up?

Trawsfynydd

Family

Wife (Marie) and three grown up children. Eldest son recently married.

Tell us about you career?

Following my ordination in 1979, I served a number of parishes in north and south Wales. I served as Cytûn: Churches Together in Wales' National Assembly Liaison Officer 1999-2006 and currently serve Cytûn as its Chief Executive. I am the Chair of Displaced People in Action - one of Wales' most active asylum and refugee organisations. In June 2006 I was awarded an OBE for my charitable services in Wales.

What are your interests and hobbies?

Welsh international football and rugby, rugby – especially Scarlets, Manchester United, American politics and the American Civil War.

What are you most proud of?

Involvement in the 1997 Yes for Wales Campaign

Tell us something about yourself that nobody else would know

I don’t like hymns

If you were an animal, what would you be?

Kangaroo

Which three people (dead or alive) would you invite over for dinner?

Martin Luther King, Michael Moore and Owain Glyndwr

Why did you want be on the All Wales Convention Executive Committee?

I wanted to be part of a pioneering development in the politics of Western democracy

What would you like to say to the people of Wales about the All Wales Convention?

Come to us with your aspirations for Wales not just your fears and frustrations.