Amanda Jenner is a Conservative campaigner based in Wales.
Amanda grew up in St Brides, Pembrokeshire, where her parents still live and where she still regularly visits with her family.
Amanda studied Law at Aberystwyth University, where she met her husband. After graduating in 2005, she moved to Cardiff, completed a Masters Degree in Law at Cardiff Uni and went on to become a Solicitor for Eversheds.
As a solicitor, Amanda specialised in commercial litigation and public inquiries, which included working on the Mid Staffordshire Hospital Inquiry and the Leveson (phone hacking) Inquiry. During her time as a young lawyer in Cardiff, Amanda co-founded Cymru Future, the first networking group in the city for young and junior professionals.
In 2013, Amanda and her family moved to Mid Wales (where her husband is from) and she retrained as a Secondary School Teacher, teaching English and Law to pupils in Powys and Shropshire.
In 2017, having become increasingly involved in local and community issues, Amanda was elected as a Powys Conservative County Councillor for the Trewern, Middletown and Buttington Ward. She is passionate about ensuring that young people have equal opportunities. In her role as a councillor, Amanda chairs the Children's Services Scrutiny Group and is the elected representative on the local Foster Panel. Amanda also sits on two Powys school Governing bodies.
Having lived in Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion and now Powys, Amanda has seen how frequently rural Wales is overlooked by the Welsh Government. One of Amanda’s priorities is to fight for fairer and more transparent funding for rural councils, in order to level up residents’ access to opportunities and health and education services.
In 2019, Amanda stood as the General Election Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Ceredigion. Usually a two horse race between Plaid and the Lib Dems, Amanda came 2nd, sending the Lib Dems down into 3rd place and increasing the Conservative vote share in Ceredigion by more than the Conservative’s national average increase.
Amanda currently works for Russell George, the Welsh Parliament Member for Montgomeryshire and Shadow Minister for the Economy and Transport.
Amanda’s personal interests include spending time enjoying the coast and countryside with her family. Amanda is an avid reader and co-founded the Monty Lit Festival Gŵyl Llên Maldwyn. Amanda is currently learning Welsh and was proud to speak Welsh in public for the first time earlier in 2020, at a Powys County Council meeting.