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Wednesday, September 1, 1999 Published at 14:28 GMT 15:28 UK

UK: Wales: AMs

Jennifer Randerson

Liberal Democrat

Cardiff Central Constituency

Whip, Liberal Democrats Wales.
Spokesperson for Education (under 16)

Personal Details
Date of Birth -
May 26, 1948.
Place of Birth - Paddington, London.
Married - July 11, 1970, Dr Peter Randerson (1 son 1 daughter).

Wimbledon High School.
Bedford College, London University (BA Hons History).
London University Institute of Education (PGCE).

Previous Occupation(s)
Sydenham High School 1970-72
Spalding High School 1972-74
Llanishen High School, Cardiff 1974-76.
Lecturer Business Studies, Coleg Glan Hafren, Cardiff 1976-, Manager 1994-.

Political Career
Councillor, Cardiff County Council 1983-.
Leader of Opposition on Cardiff County Council.
Contested Cardiff South 1987, Cardiff Central 1992 and 1997 General Elections.
AM for the Constituency of Cardiff Central since May 6, 1999.
Whip, Liberal Democrats Wales 1999-.
Spokesperson for Education (under 16) 1999-.

Ms Randerson is the Liberal Democrat chief whip and sits on the Business Committee. She sits, as education spokesman, on the Assembly Committee on Pre-16 Education, Schools and Early learning.

She is a Cardiff councillor (Cyncoed Ward) she was leader of the Opposition for four years - and a business studies lecturer at Cardiff Tertiary College (Coleg Glan Hafren). She claims to be a pioneer of recycling in Cardiff. She is concerned about poor rail services in South Wales. She moved a motion to abolish charges for eye tests.

She was the first chair of the Welsh Liberal Democrats, and contested the Westminster seats of Cardiff South & Penarth in 1987, and Cardiff Central in 1992 and 1997.

She is a Justice of the Peace ,and her interests include the economy, environment and education.

Educated in England. Member of Charter 88 and Friends of the Earth. She is a Governor of two schools, and declares various shareholdings.

Welsh Assembly Election of May 6, 1999
Cardiff Central Constituency
Randerson, J. (LD) 10,937 42.27%
Drakeford, M. (Lab) 7,769 30.03%
Thomas, O. (PC) 3,795 14.67%
Jones, S. (Con) 3,034 11.73%
Goss, J. (Un Soc) 338 1.31%


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