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

The structure of public services in Wales: have we got it right?

For debate on 31/01/2023

To propose that the Senedd: 1. Notes that the All Wales Standards for Accessible Communication and Information for People with Sensory Loss were introduced by the Welsh Government in 201...

For debate on 25/01/2023

To propose that the Senedd: 1. Notes: a) that the Welsh Government retained education maintenance allowance, unlike the UK Government in England; b) that in Wales, the value of educati...

For debate on 19/01/2023

Will the First Minister provide an update on Welsh Government support for Flying Start?

Tabled on 12/01/2023

Will the First Minister provide an update on Welsh Government action to improve public transport connectivity from Swansea?

Tabled on 05/01/2023

What action is the Welsh Government taking to develop the Swansea economy?

Tabled on 08/12/2022

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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.


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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