Lynne Neagle was born in Merthyr Tydfil in 1968 and was
educated at Cyfarthfa High School, then Reading University, where she studied
French and Italian. She is married to Huw Lewis, Assembly Member for Merthyr
Tydfil and Rhymney until the Fifth Assembly, and has two sons.
Prior to her election to the Assembly in 1999, Lynne held a
number of posts within the voluntary sector in Wales, working for organisations
such as Shelter Cymru, Mind and the CAB. She was Carers Development Officer
with Voluntary Action Cardiff and also worked as a researcher for Glenys
Lynne was a long-serving chair of the Labour Group in the
Assembly until 2008. Her political interests include health, housing, social
services, Europe and the future of the valleys in south Wales. She has led high
profile campaigns on issues like MMR uptake and disabled children’s services.