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Carwyn Jones MS

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Party: Welsh Labour

Political grouping: Welsh Labour Group

Constituency: Bridgend

Contact information

Office Address: 
1st/2nd Floor Suites
3 Cross Street
CF31 1EX

Phone:  01656 664320

Fax:  01656 669349

Senedd Address: 
Welsh Parliament
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1SN

Phone:  0300 200 7095



Terms of Office

  • 07/05/1999 - 30/04/2003
  • 02/05/2003 - 02/05/2007
  • 04/05/2007 - 31/03/2011
  • 06/05/2011 - 05/04/2016
  • 06/05/2016 -

Membership of Cross Party Groups

Additional Information

Personal history

Carwyn Jones was born in Swansea and brought up in Bridgend, by a family of Welsh speakers.  He was a pupil at Brynteg Comprehensive School in Bridgend, and went on to study at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.


Professional background

Carwyn trained as a barrister at the School of Law, Assize Halls, London and was called to the Bar at Gray's Inn in 1989.  He began to practice as a barrister and was in legal practice for 10 years in Gower Chambers, Swansea. For two years, Carwyn also worked as a professional tutor at Cardiff University on the Bar Vocational Course.


Political history

Carwyn Jones was elected to the Assembly for the first time in May 1999.  In February 2000 he was appointed Deputy Secretary for Local Government, Finance and Land. He was appointed Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development in July 2000 and, in February 2002, he became Minister for Open Government, and held that post until the 2003 election.

Following that election, he became Minister for the Environment, Planning and Countryside, holding that post until May 2007.  Following a brief period as Minister for Education, Culture and the Welsh Language, he became Counsel General and Leader of the House.

He became First Minister and Leader of the Labour Party in Wales in December 2009.


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