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

What assessment has the Minister made of the number of social houses in Wales built using non-traditional methods?

Tabled on 20/09/2023

The Senedd: 1. Notes the importance of staffed rail ticket offices to people with disabilities and those who need advice. 2. Totally opposes the closure of rail ticket offices.

For debate on 11/09/2023

Will the First Minister provide an update on the Welsh Government-supported development at SA1?

Tabled on 07/09/2023

Will the Commission make a statement on the security of the Senedd's email system?

Tabled on 06/09/2023

What discussions has the Counsel General had with the UK Government regarding the use of police cells to house convicted prisoners?

Tabled on 06/09/2023

When does the Welsh Government propose to complete the transfer of roads in the SA1 development to Swansea Council?

Tabled on 26/07/2023

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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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