Whilst Janet has been a vocal and active Member of the Welsh Parliament since 2011, she has also worked hard to support constituents and tackle local issues.

She has seen the delivery of a zebra crossing for Glan Conwy, the saving of a playground in Llanrwst, the end of highly controversial enforcement practices in Llandudno, the closure of the razor clam beds in Llanfairfechan, the reduction of speed limits in Cwm Penmachno, campaigned for progress on flood alleviation in the Conwy Valley, and much more.


Following her first election to the Welsh Parliament in 2011, Janet has held many key roles, including, Shadow Minister for Local Government, Shadow Minister for Social Care, Children, Young People, and Older People, and most recently Shadow Minister for Climate Change, Energy, and Rural Affairs, Chair of the Welsh Conservative Group, Chair of the Cross Party Group on Small Shops, and Chair of Petitions Committee.

Politically, Janet’s key focuses are ensuring more investment in health and social services – particularly for the elderly and those suffering with mental health illnesses; reducing regulation and red tape for farmers; backing Welsh food production; ensuring the full rollout of superfast broadband to rural areas; developing a stronger economy; and reducing waste in Government at all levels.

As a keen business woman and entrepreneur, Janet has founded a number of successful local businesses. She is supportive of new start-ups and established SMEs, and has actively worked to assist and keep hundreds of entrepreneurs updated during the pandemic.

Janet is married to Gareth Saunders. They live in Llandudno and have two children – Adam and Hannah.