Jayne Bryant
Bryant in 2021
Member of the Senedd
for Newport West
Assumed office
7 May 2016
Preceded byDame Rosemary Butler
Majority3,906 (13.2%)
Personal details
BornNewport, Wales
Political partyWelsh Labour
Residence(s)Newport, Wales
Alma materKeele University

Jayne Bryant is a Welsh Labour Party politician. Since May 2016 she has represented Newport West in the Senedd.


Bryant was born in the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport. She attended St Julian's Comprehensive School and completed her studies at Keele University, graduating with a degree in History and Politics.[1]

Political career

She contested the Wales European Parliament constituency as the second-place candidate on the Labour list in 2014, but was not elected.[2] She was subsequently selected as the Labour candidate for Newport West for the 2016 National Assembly for Wales election[3] and she retained the seat for Labour.[4] In 2017 she was one of the founders of the Purple Plaques scheme of public markers for remarkable women who lived in Wales.[5]


  1. ^ Shipton, Martin (13 August 2013). "Jayne Bryant targets seat at the European Parliament". walesonline. Retrieved 30 October 2019.
  2. ^ Martin Shipton (13 August 2013). "Jayne Bryant targets seat at the European Parliament". walesonline.
  3. ^ "Jayne Bryant chosen as Labour candidate for Newport West seat". South Wales Argus.
  4. ^ "ASSEMBLY ELECTION 2016: Labour retains Newport West". South Wales Argus.
  5. ^ Mosalski, Ruth (8 March 2017). "Purple plaques bid is launched to mark women's contribution to Welsh life". Wales Online. Retrieved 2 July 2021.