Green Social Summit 2023.
Second Vice-president and Minister for Labour and Social Economy for Spain
Born in Fene (A Coruña) in 1971 and graduated in Law. She completed several advanced and postgraduate courses in labour relations, town planning law, land use planning and human resources. She also completed complementary training in Social Security, labour contracting, administration and political power and gender.
She started collaborating with several law firms, until she set up her own in Ferrol. During her career as a lawyer, she dealt with various labour issues and problems and was an advisor to the fishermen's and women's guilds.
In 2007 she was elected councillor of Ferrol City Council, where she formed a coalition government with the PSOE and served as deputy mayor.
In 2012 she was elected to the Galician Parliament, where she served as deputy spokesperson until the 2016 general elections, when she was elected to represent Galicians in the Congress of Deputies. Since then, she has held several spokespersonships in Commissions such as Industry, Trade and Tourism; Commission of Economy and Enterprise; Commission of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness; Deputy Spokesperson of the Commission of Employment and Social Security; Deputy Spokesperson of the Commission of Territorial Policy and Public Function as well as Spokesperson of the Commission of Monitoring and Evaluation of the Toledo Pact Agreements.
In 2020 she was appointed Minister of Labour and Social Economy, and Second Vice-president the following year.
In 2023 she officially launched the SUMAR electoral platform, for which she ran Presidential candidate in the general elections in July.