People of the Senedd

Ken Skates MS

Ken Skates MS

Senedd Constituency Member

Welsh Labour

Welsh Labour Group

Clwyd South


My Senedd Activities

What is the Welsh Government doing to increase tree cover across Wales?

Tabled on 20/09/2023

How is the Welsh Government supporting the development of new health facilities in Clwyd South?

Tabled on 14/09/2023

What action is the Welsh Government taking to improve health services in north Wales?

Tabled on 13/09/2023

How is the Welsh Government working with the UK Government to deliver post-Brexit regional aid programmes?

Tabled on 13/09/2023

Will the Minister make a statement on the creation of corporate joint committees?

Tabled on 05/07/2023

What assessment has the Welsh Government made of the value of international cultural events to Wales?

Tabled on 29/06/2023

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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.

Personal history

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.

Professional background

Ken was previously a journalist at the Wrexham Leader newspaper, and BBC Wales in Wrexham. He was PA to Mark Tami MP.

Political history

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.


Terms of office

  1. 06/05/2011 - 05/04/2016
  2. 06/05/2016 - 28/04/2021
  3. 08/05/2021 -

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