People of the Senedd

Julie Morgan MS

Julie Morgan MS

Senedd Constituency Member

Welsh Labour

Welsh Labour Group

Cardiff North

My Senedd Activities

Will the First Minster make a statement on how the Welsh Government protects children’s rights?

Tabled on 18/04/2024

What is the Welsh Government doing to protect biodiversity?

Tabled on 10/04/2024

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.47: Approves the Children (Abolition of Defence of Reasonable Punishment) (Wales) Bill. Children (Ab...

For debate on 23/01/2020

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, for the purposes of any provisions resulting from the Children (Abolition of Defence of Reasonable Punishment) (Wales) Bill, agrees to any...

For debate on 10/09/2019

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with Standing Order 26.11: Agrees to the general principles of the Children (Abolition of Defence of Reasonable Punishment)...

For debate on 10/09/2019

This Assembly: 1. Expresses concern over the poor five-year survival rate of the less survivable cancers in Wales, which stands at an average of just 16 percent and calls on NHS Wales...

For debate on 12/12/2018

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Biography

Deputy Minister for Social Services

Key interests and achievements

Julie’s key interests include health, equality, women’s issues, the environment and children’s rights.

She is a long-time supporter of Macmillan and holds an annual Coffee Morning. Julie also supports the development of the new Cancer Centre at Velindre in Cardiff North and has campaigned for many years in support of a group of patients who contracted Hepatitis C as a following the NHS contaminated blood scandal. 

On the environment Julie has been a keen supporter of the Reservoir Action Group to save, and then restore, Llanishen and Lisvane Reservoirs. This campaign came to a successful conclusion in 2023 when the reservoirs reopened to the public. She has also twice campaigned for an official Green Belt for north Cardiff and continues to seek long-term protection for this land.

After a constituent’s son was severely injured by a dog, Julie became a supporter of a campaign to support the control of dangerous dogs. More recently she has campaigned to reduce food waste.

As a member of the Unite union Julie has a strong interest in trade union rights and, before becoming a minister in 2018, she chaired the Cross-Party Group on the PCS union, as well as Cross-Party Groups on health and children.

Julie was a founder member of the Welsh Refugee Council. She is also a founder member of the Women's Arts Association; and a patron of the Touch Trust, Advocacy Matters, Pontyclun Bosom Pals, and Women Seeking Sanctuary Advocacy Group Wales.

Personal history

Julie Morgan was born in Cardiff and educated at Dinas Powys Primary School, Howell’s School in Cardiff, King’s College London, the University of Manchester and Cardiff University. She has a BA Hons in English and a postgraduate diploma in Social Administration.

Political history

In 1997 Julie was elected as MP for Cardiff North - one of only 13 women ever to have been Welsh MPs (to date) and the first woman to have represented Cardiff in Westminster. She was MP for Cardiff North for 13 years until she narrowly lost the seat by 194 votes in 2010.

As MP for Cardiff North Julie Morgan was a member of the Justice, Welsh Affairs, and Public Administration Select Committees and of the Parliamentary Labour Party's Women's Group.

She was chair of groups including the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Children in Wales, working with children’s voluntary groups across Wales; the APPG for Gypsy and Traveller Law Reform, and the APPG for Sex Equality (working with the Equality and Human Rights Commission). She was also co-chair of the APPG on Global TB.

During her time in Westminster she presented three Private Members’ Bills - one on banning smoking in public places, one on granting votes at 16, and one on preventing under-18s from using sunbeds which became law in 2010.

Julie was elected as the Assembly Member for Cardiff North in 2011. During the Fourth Assembly she sat on the Public Accounts Committee, the Finance Committee and the Environment Committee as well as chairing seven Cross-Party Groups  covering areas such as children, cancer, and nursing and midwifery.

In the Fifth Assembly Julie was re-elected with the highest number of votes cast for any AM. She chaired the Cross-Party Groups on Cancer, the PCS Union and the Gypsy, Roma, Traveller CPG until becoming a deputy health minister in December 2018. She was also a member of two committees, the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee and the Children, Young People and Education Committee, until becoming a minister.

Membership

Terms of office

  1. 06/05/2011 - 05/04/2016
  2. 06/05/2016 - 28/04/2021

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