Eleven alumni elected to Parliament

IN THE 2015 General Election, 11 Aberystwyth University alumni were elected to the House of Commons in Westminster.

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This includes the election of two new members, Mike Wood MP, and Liz Saville-Roberts MP, and the re-election of nine previously elected members of parliament. Aberystwyth’s local MP Mark Williams is among those re-elected, and is one of eight Liberal Democrat MPs who managed to keep their seats across the United Kingdom. Other notable Aberystwyth alumni-turned-MPs who were re-elected include Dan Jarvis, who was touted as a potential for the upcoming Labour leadership election but has since declined to run.

The other MPs are as follows: Guto Bebb MP, Jonathan Edwards MP, Rehman Chishti MP, Glyn Davies MP, Lady Sylvia Hermon MP, Colonel Bob Stewart MP, and Gareth Thomas MP.

Vice-Chancellor April McMahon congratulated the alumni elected to Westminster. She said: “We’re very proud and glad our distinguished tradition of representation at Westminster will continue.”