People of the Senedd

Mike Hedges MS

Mike Hedges MS

Senedd Constituency Member

Welsh Labour and Co-operative Party

Welsh Labour Group

Swansea East

My Senedd Activities

This Senedd: 1, Welcomes the investigation by the charity Electrical Safety First into the online sale of unsafe electrical devices that claim to help householders save on energy bills...

For debate on 16/06/2022

Will the Minister provide an update on the shortage of care support workers in Wales?

Tabled on 08/06/2022

To propose that the Senedd: 1. Notes the high quality of food produced in Wales. 2. Further notes that not enough food is produced or processed in Wales. 3. Calls on the Welsh Governme...

For debate on 01/06/2022

Will the First Minister provide an update on the adoption of roads by councils in Wales?

Tabled on 31/05/2022

What assessment has the Minister made of the effect of the current rate of inflation on older people in Wales?

Tabled on 30/05/2022

Will the Welsh Government ensure that any vacancies for psychosocial professionals for cystic fibrosis patients are advertised when the Government is notified of the vacancy?

Tabled on 26/05/2022

More information and calendar events

Detailed information: Mike Hedges MS


Key interests and achievements

Mike’s personal interests include sport, the Urdd and choirs. Mike is affiliated with Friends of the Earth, Oxfam and Amnesty International and his political interests include education, housing, local government, sports provision and social deprivation.

Personal history

Mike has lived in Morriston for many years but was born in Plasmarl. He is married to Anne and has a daughter, Catrin, who attends Bangor University. He attended Plasmarl, Parklands and Penlan Schools, then Swansea and Cardiff universities.

Professional background

Originally a research scientist for British Steel at Port Talbot, Mike spent 27 years as a lecturer in Pontypridd, teaching computing, before becoming an Assembly Member.

Political history

Mike represented the Morriston ward on Swansea Council between 1989 and 2012 and he held many posts on the council, including Council Leader. He has been the Welsh Local Government Association spokesperson on both social services and information.

Taking an active interest in education, Mike has been a governor of Swansea University, Swansea Institute, Mynyddbach and Morriston Comprehensives, and Swansea College, and is currently chair of the governors of Glyncollen and Ynystawe Primary schools.

He was also a non-executive director of Swansea NHS trust between 1999 and 2005.

Media Assets

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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Cross Party Membership


Calendar events: Mike Hedges MS