People of the Senedd

Mark Drakeford MS

Mark Drakeford MS

Senedd Constituency Member

Welsh Labour

Welsh Labour Group

Cardiff West

First Minister of Wales

First Minister of Wales
The contact details provided are for Mark Drakeford in their role as an Member of the Senedd, and should be used if you wish to contact them in this role. If you wish to contact Mark Drakeford in their entirely separate role as a Minister in the Welsh Government please use the Ministerial contact details on the Welsh Government’s website: http://gov.wales/about/cabinet/writingtoministers/?lang=en

Welsh Government First Point of Contact Centre: 0300 0604400

My Senedd Activities

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 29.6 agrees that provisions in the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill in so far as they fall wit...

For debate on 14/01/2020

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 9.1, agrees to the First Minister’s recommendation to Her Majesty to appoint Jeremy Miles AM as Counsel...

For debate on 21/12/2018

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 29.6, agrees that provisions in the Non-Domestic Rating (Nursery Grounds) Bill, relating to non-domestic...

For debate on 03/07/2018

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales, in accordance with Standing Order 26.102: Agrees to the general principles of the Law Derived from the European Union (Wales) Bill. The...

For debate on 07/03/2018

Well, I can give the Member an assurance that the Welsh Government is very alert to the timetable issues with a continuity Bill, and we will not not bring forward a continuity Bill becaus...

Plenary | 10/01/2018

Well, Llywydd,crashing out of the European Union on a no-deal basis would be a disaster for the Welsh economy and for Welsh public services. I don't think we can say that often or loud en...

Plenary | 10/01/2018

More information and calendar events

Detailed information: Mark Drakeford MS

Biography

First Minister of Wales

Personal history

Mark was born and brought up in west Wales before moving to Cardiff nearly 40 years ago. Since then he has lived in the Pontcanna area of Cardiff.

Professional background

A former probation officer, youth justice worker and Barnardos project leader in Ely and Caerau, he is currently a professor of Social Policy and Applied Social Sciences at Cardiff University. Mark has also taught previously at Swansea University.

In the 1980s and 1990s Mark was a Labour Councillor on South Glamorgan County Council, specialising in education issues, including Welsh medium education.

Political history

Between 2000 and 2010, Mark worked as the Cabinet’s health and social policy adviser at the Welsh Government, and was latterly head of the First Minister’s political office. He has a 40 year knowledge of the Cardiff West constituency.

Mark became the Assembly Member for Cardiff West in May 2011.

In March 2013, he was appointed as Minister for Health and Social Services in the Welsh Government, where he was responsible for several important pieces of legislation including changes to organ donation in Wales. Following the election in May 2016, Mark became the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government.

Membership

Terms of office

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

View Register of Interests

Elections

Calendar events: Mark Drakeford MS