About Sarah Murphy
"Local, Experienced, Community Champion for Bridgend & Porthcawl." Carwyn Jones, Member of the Senedd for Bridgend 1999-2021
Sarah Murphy founded the Bridgend Coronavirus Support Group in March 2020, to coordinate volunteers, provide accurate information about the pandemic and to be there for one another when times have been confusing, stressful and lonely. The group has now grown to almost an incredible 12,000 members.
On 6th May, Sarah will be our Welsh Labour Senedd candidate for the election. She lives in Bridgend Town with her partner, and has strong family roots here. Her grandfather and uncles worked at the steelworks in Port Talbot, and her great-great-uncle is remembered on the cenotaph in Bridgend Town Centre so she knows how important our jobs and heriage are to us. Being the daughter of a teacher who went to Archbishop McGrath Secondary School, and a mother who was a social worker from the Rhondda Valleys, she has grown up knowing how important it is to work hard and give back.
With a Masters in Digital Media from Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Sarah now works as a Policy and Research Advisor helping to make workplaces safer and fairer. During her career she has worked at the Senedd and UK Parliament in Westminster, as well in Seoul, South Korea as a teacher and in London for a global development company. Sarah has experience as a Trustee for a local drug and rehabilitation centre, as well as having been the Chair of the Board for a Welsh environmental charity based in Porthcawl.
In her spare time, Sarah is a member of our local litter-picking groups, loves live music and good food with her friends and family, and walking her dog, Ruby.