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Huw Lewis

Huw Lewis

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Huw Lewis was a Member of the National Assembly for Wales between May 1999 and April 2016. This was his biography at the time he left.

Personal history

Huw is married to Lynne Neagle (Labour & Co-operative Assembly Member for Torfaen) and they have two sons; James and Sam.

Professional background

He was Assistant General Secretary of the Welsh Labour Party prior to his election to the National Assembly in May 1999. Born in Merthyr Tydfil in 1964, he was educated at Edinburgh University and taught chemistry at his former secondary school, Afon Taf High School, Merthyr Tydfil.


Political history

Since his election to the National Assembly in May 1999, Huw has served in a number of Ministerial posts including: Government Whip; Deputy Minister for Education; Deputy Minister for Social Justice & Regeneration; Deputy Minister for Economy & Transport; Deputy Minister for Children; Minister for Housing, Regeneration & Heritage and Minister for Communities & Tackling Poverty.

In June 2013, the First Minister appointed Huw as Minister for Education & Skills.


Politically, Huw is a member of the Co-operative Party, the Fabian Society and Unite the Union.

He is also the president of Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association and a member of Merthyr Tydfil Credit Union; Merthyr Alzheimer’s Association and the Osteoporosis Society, Merthyr Tydfil & District Support Group.

Register of Interests

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)


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