I’m available to help residents in Cardiff West with education, environment, health and social services, transport, and other local issues.
I was born and brought up in west Wales before moving to Cardiff more than 30 years ago. Since then I have lived in the Pontcanna area of Cardiff.
A former probation officer, youth justice worker and Barnardos project leader in Ely and Caerau, I have been a professor of Social Policy and Applied Social Sciences at Cardiff University. I also taught previously at Swansea University.
In the 1980s and 1990s I was a Labour Councillor on South Glamorgan County Council, specialising in education issues, including Welsh medium education.
Between 2000 and 2010 I worked as the Cabinet’s health and social policy adviser at the Welsh Government, and was latterly head of the First Minister’s political office. I have a 30 year knowledge of the Cardiff West constituency.
I became the Assembly Member for Cardiff West in May 2011. I was Chair of the Assembly’s Health and Social Care Committee from July 2011 – March 2013 and of the All-Wales Programme Monitoring Committee for European funds from July 2011 – March 2013. I was appointed Minister for Health and Social Services in March 2013.
I was re-elected as the Assembly Member for Cardiff West in May 2016. Shortly after the new Government was formed, I was appointed Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government.
In December 2018, I was elected as the Leader of Welsh Labour and shortly after the First Minister of Wales.
ABOUT CARDIFF WEST
My vision for Cardiff West is rooted in my political beliefs about the creation of a society in which prosperity is created and shared, in which opportunity is fairly distributed and where poverty is an enemy to be abolished. Labour’s ambition for Cardiff and for Wales remains the development of a more equal society, in which everyone is able to make the most of their talents and abilities and to make a contribution to the wider life of the community in which we live.
I represent constituents of the following wards: Riverside, Canton, Ely, Caerau, Fairwater, Llandaff, Radyr & Morganstown, Pentyrch, Creigiau & St Fagans.
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GET IN TOUCH
As your Member of the Senedd (MS), I can help constituents on various issues, such as education, the environment, health and social services, highways, transport, and housing.
Please use the contact form to get in touch with me. Please remember to provide as many details as possible, including your name, address and full details of your issue.
I also hold face-to-face and online surgeries using Zoom/Microsoft Teams. At each session, I’ll be available to help with local issues. Click here to book an appointment.