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 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

Will the First Minister make a statement on the Welsh Government's plans to create a new national park in north-east Wales?

Tabled on 10/06/2021

Will the Minister make a statement on investment in education in Clwyd South through the 21st century schools programme?

Tabled on 09/06/2021

The national transport finance plan, which was updated in December, is a live document and contains an ambitious programme of integrated transport interventions for south-east Wales.

Plenary | 10/01/2018

Absolutely, and I'd reiterate that the WelshGovernment is committed to taking action on the living wage and will continue to promote adoption of the living wage across the Welsh economy....

Plenary | 10/01/2018

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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.

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.

Register of Interests

Register of Interests – Fifth Senedd (PDF, 3.25MB)

Register of Interests – Fourth Assembly (PDF, 850kb)


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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