People of the Senedd
Ken Skates MS
Senedd Constituency Member
Welsh Labour Group
The Malthouse Business Centre
My Senedd Activities
Will the First Minister provide an update on the progress of the north Wales metro?
Tabled on 30/06/2022
What impact will changing the classification of self-catering properties for tax purposes have on residents in communities with increasing amounts of self-catering accommodation?
Tabled on 22/06/2022
Will the Minister make a statement on investment in Clwyd South through the 21st century schools programme?
Tabled on 15/06/2022
What support is the Welsh Government providing to people in Clwyd South in light of the current cost-of-living crisis?
Tabled on 09/06/2022
This Senedd: 1. Calls for the new Citizen Voice Body for Health and Social Care (CVB) to be headquartered in North Wales. 2. Believes that locating the CVB headquarters in the North...
For debate on 09/06/2022
What is the Welsh Government doing to support major events in north Wales?
Tabled on 31/05/2022
More information and calendar events
Detailed information: Ken Skates MS
Key interests and achievements
In his free time, Ken enjoys running, swimming, hiking and curling as well as having an interest in gardening, art and architectural design. His political interests include skills training, tourism, environmental protection, mental health, sport and fitness and social inclusion.
Ken Skates was born in 1976 in Wrexham, educated at Mold Alun School and went on to study Social and Political Science at Cambridge University.
Ken was previously a journalist at the Wrexham Leader newspaper, and BBC Wales in Wrexham. He was PA to Mark Tami MP.
In 2008, he was elected a community councillor. Ken’s policy interests include manufacturing, mental health, sport and leisure, eliminating poverty and political economy.
Ken was appointed to the Welsh Government as Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology in 2011. He was then appointed Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism in 2014 and promoted to Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure in May 2016.
Register of Interests
Register of Interests – Fifth Senedd (PDF, 3.25MB)
Register of Interests – Fourth Assembly (PDF, 850kb)
Terms of office
- 06/05/2011 - 05/04/2016
- 06/05/2016 - 28/04/2021
- 08/05/2021 -