People of the Senedd

John Griffiths MS

John Griffiths MS

Senedd Constituency Member

Welsh Labour

Welsh Labour Group

Newport East

My Senedd Activities

What action is the Welsh Government taking to ensure that sport and physical activity play a full role in helping Wales through and beyond the pandemic?

Tabled on 18/03/2021

What further steps will the Welsh Government take to tackle health inequalities in Wales?

Tabled on 17/03/2021

What further steps will the Welsh Government take to fully realise the economic potential of Newport?

Tabled on 04/03/2021

What further steps will the Welsh Government take to increase the number of green areas in cities and towns across Wales?

Tabled on 03/03/2021

What work is being done by the Welsh Government during the pandemic in partnership with local health boards, councils and charities to support those living with substance misuse?

Tabled on 17/02/2021

What is the First Minister’s assessment of the progress of the COVID-19 vaccination programme in Wales?

Tabled on 21/01/2021

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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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