People of the Senedd

John Griffiths MS

John Griffiths MS

Senedd Constituency Member

Welsh Labour

Welsh Labour Group

Newport East

My Senedd Activities

What work is Welsh Government doing to support the economy in Newport by bringing employment to the city?

Tabled on 06/07/2022

Knowledge is power: education as a route out of poverty

For debate on 28/06/2022

Will the Minister give an update on how the Welsh Government's discretionary cost-of-living support scheme is supporting local authorities to tackle the cost-of-living crisis?

Tabled on 22/06/2022

What are the Welsh Government's priorities for improving animal welfare in Wales?

Tabled on 22/06/2022

What assessment has the Welsh Government made of the impact of social class on life chances in Wales?

Tabled on 16/06/2022

Will the Minister provide an update on the Welsh Government's work to increase access to primary care services in south-east Wales?

Tabled on 08/06/2022

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Detailed information: John Griffiths MS


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.

Media Assets

Register of Interests

Register of Interests – Fifth Senedd (PDF, 3.25MB)

Register of Interests – Fourth Assembly (PDF, 850kb)

Register of Interests – Third Assembly (PDF, 490kb)

Register of Interests – Second Assembly (PDF, 361kb)

Register of Interests – First Assembly (PDF, 268kb)


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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