People of the Senedd

John Griffiths MS

John Griffiths MS

Senedd Constituency Member

Welsh Labour

Welsh Labour Group

Newport East

My Senedd Activities

To propose that the Senedd: Notes the report of the Local Government and Housing Committee, ‘The Right to Adequate Housing’, which was laid in the Table Office on 12 July 2023. Note: Th...

For debate on 27/09/2023

How is the Welsh Government supporting workers affected by the Wilko store-closure announcement?

Tabled on 13/09/2023

What assessment has the Commission made of the impact of the Senedd in engaging the people of Wales in Welsh democracy since devolution?

Tabled on 06/09/2023

What is the Welsh Government's current assessment of the impact of the cost-of-living crisis on communities in Wales?

Tabled on 06/09/2023

This Senedd: 1. Notes £861m humanitarian and development funding the UK Government provided in 2017-18 to prevent widespread famine across Somalia, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya....

For debate on 04/07/2023

This Senedd: 1. Notes that this week is Children’s Hospice Week (19 to 25 June). 2. Recognises the importance of children’s hospices and palliative care services across Wales, and t...

For debate on 19/06/2023

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Personal history

Born in Newport, John Griffiths is a law graduate and has a diploma in psychology from the University of Wales, Cardiff.

Professional background

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.

Political history

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.


Terms of office

  1. 07/05/1999 - 30/04/2003
  2. 02/05/2003 - 02/05/2007
  3. 04/05/2007 - 31/03/2011
  4. 06/05/2011 - 05/04/2016
  5. 06/05/2016 - 28/04/2021
  6. 08/05/2021 -

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