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Ken Skates MS

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Title: Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales

Party: Welsh Labour

Constituency: Clwyd South

Contact information

Office Address: 
Unit 22
The Malthouse Business Centre
Regent Street
Llangollen
LL20 8HS

Senedd Address: 
Welsh Parliament
Cardiff Bay
Cardiff
CF99 1SN

Phone:  0300 200 7114

Email:  Ken.Skates@senedd.wales

Website (non-Assembly) :  www.KenSkates.co.uk

Twitter :  www.twitter.com/KenSkatesMS

Welsh Government First Point of Contact Centre :  0300 0604400

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Membership

Terms of Office

  • 06/05/2011 - 05/04/2016
  • 06/05/2016 -

Additional Information

Minister for Economy and Transport

The contact details provided are for Ken Skates in their role as an Assembly Member, and should be used if you wish to contact them in this role. If you wish to contact Ken Skates in their entirely separate role as a Minister in the Welsh Government please use the Ministerial contact details on the Welsh Government’s website: http://gov.wales/about/cabinet/writingtoministers/?lang=en

 

Key interests and achievements

In his free time, Ken enjoys running, swimming, hiking and curling as well as having an interest in gardening, art and architectural design. His political interests include skills training, tourism, environmental protection, mental health, sport and fitness and social inclusion.

 

Personal history

Ken Skates was born in 1976 in Wrexham, educated at Mold Alun School and went on to study Social and Political Science at Cambridge University.

 

Professional background

Ken was previously a journalist at the Wrexham Leader newspaper, and BBC Wales in Wrexham. He was PA to Mark Tami MP.

 

Political history

In 2008, he was elected a community councillor. Ken’s policy interests include manufacturing, mental health, sport and leisure, eliminating poverty and political economy.

 

Ken was appointed to the Welsh Government as Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology in 2011. He was then appointed Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism in 2014 and promoted to Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure in May 2016.

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