People of the Senedd
Ken Skates MS
Senedd Constituency Member
Welsh Labour Group
The Malthouse Business Centre
My Senedd Activities
How will the £42 million of additional funding announced recently by the Welsh Government help social care settings in Clwyd South?
Tabled on 27/10/2021
What assessment has the Minister made of the impact that the £20-a-week cut to universal credit will have on Welsh communities?
Tabled on 13/10/2021
What is the Welsh Government doing to help connect more properties in north Wales to superfast broadband?
Tabled on 29/09/2021
Will the Minister provide an update on what the Welsh Government is doing to help create manufacturing jobs in North Wales?
Tabled on 22/09/2021
What is the First Minister's current assessment of the spread of the Delta variant in Clwyd South?
Tabled on 24/06/2021
What progress has the Welsh Government made regarding plans for a community bank of Wales?
Tabled on 23/06/2021
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 -