Born in Newport, John Griffiths is a law graduate and has a
diploma in psychology from the University of Wales, Cardiff.
John worked as a lecturer in further and higher education before
becoming a solicitor, prior to his first election to the National Assembly for
Wales in 1999.
John has served as a Gwent County and Newport Borough
councillor. His political interests include economic development, social
inclusion, education, Europe, sport and sub Saharan Africa.
John has previously served as Minister for Culture and
Sport; Minister for Natural Resources; and Minister for the Environment and
Sustainability in the Welsh Government, and before that he served as Counsel
General; Deputy Minister for Education; Deputy Minister for Health and Social
Services, and Deputy Economic Development Minister.