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Janet Finch-Saunders

Welsh Assembly Member

Shadow Minister for Local Government

Janet Finch Saunders

Welsh Conservative Janet Finch-Saunders is a prominent North Wales businesswoman and Welsh Conservative politician. She is married to husband Gareth. They have a son - Adam, and a daughter - Hannah.

Janet has represented the ward of Craig-y-Don and Craig side in Llandudno as a Conwy County Borough Councillor for 7 years and Llandudno Town Council for 17 years.

In 2004 Janet was elected as the Mayor of Llandudno, following in the footsteps of her parents, both of whom have been long serving Welsh Conservative Councillors in Aberconwy. In her previous council role of Cabinet member Janet held the portfolio for Community Safety, Disabilities and Equalities, Food Safety, Animal Welfare, Trading Standards,  Member Development and the Welsh language.

In 2008, Janet became the Welsh Conservative Group Leader and Leader of the Opposition. Since the Assembly came into being Janet has been very interested and involved within the Welsh political scene, having fought the seat for the Conservatives in Wrexham in 2003, whilst at the same time securing the no 3 position on the North Wales regional candidates list, narrowly missing out by just 73 votes.

She succeeded in retaining the no 3 slot once again in 2007 following a party ballot , almost securing the seat for the Welsh Conservative Party. In July 2010, following the first ever open primary selection to be held in the target seat of Aberconwy, Janet was selected as the Conservative Welsh Assembly Candidate.

Janet's interests include walking, horse riding, water sports, and she is an avid motor car enthusiast.