I cannot believe six months have passed since I became the first woman of colour elected into the Welsh Parliament.

It is fair to say that my feet haven’t touched the ground since May 8.

From the election there has hardly been a moment of rest or relaxation for me, but I was delighted when appointed as Shadow Minister for Transport and Technology and have really been enjoying every single minute of the role.

In the Senedd Chamber I have campaigned for an All Wales Travel Card, similar to the Oyster Card that saw massive success across London, voiced concerns over a lack of HGV drivers before the crisis came to a head a few months ago, and spoken up about the increase in crime on trains and in railway stations in Wales.

Alongside my contributions in the Senedd I have travelled to other parts of Wales to discuss transport issues in popular holiday destinations of Carmarthenshire, Tenby and Haverfordwest, and discussed issues faced by the port of Pembroke Dock, a key link to the Republic of Ireland with residents, businesses and political colleagues.

I have put pressure on Transport for Wales to improve rail services after shocking images showing passengers crammed onto trains like sardines in blistering heat were revealed and urged the Welsh Government to work with the UK Government to level up the whole of Wales following the creation of a new Wales Rail Board.

As a firm advocate of upskilling Wales, I called for Ministers to kick start HGV training for 18 to 25-year-olds in Wales by paying for their course, which can cost up to £2,000, for people willing to start training in the next six months. There are so many talented people and they deserve to fulfil their ambitions and potential.

These days with so much focus on climate change, I am all for being eco friendly and have regularly questioned just how ambitious Labour’s electric vehicle plans really are? when they intend to install just eighty electric charging points in four years. We really need some 20,000 so people can join the green car revolution.

Finally, I am very keen to see more people from all backgrounds become involved in politics on all levels.

If you are interested in getting into politics and would like to know how? Or aren’t too sure what to do? Or who to speak to? My door is always open.