People of the Senedd

Lynne Neagle MS

Lynne Neagle MS

Senedd Constituency Member

Welsh Labour

Welsh Labour Group


Cabinet Secretary for Education

Cabinet Secretary for Education

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My Senedd Activities

To propose that the Senedd, in accordance with Standing Order 27.5 approves the draft version of The Government of Wales Act 2006 (Devolved Welsh Authorities) (Amendment) Order 2024. The...

For debate on 11/06/2024

Will the Minister make a statement on the NHS pay review?

Tabled on 17/03/2021

Will the Minister provide an update on progress in delivering a suicide postvention pathway for Wales?

Tabled on 17/03/2021

What steps will the Minister take to promote pupil wellbeing in the return-to-school plans?

Tabled on 10/03/2021

Will the Minister make a statement on progress made on the evaluation of the Dementia Action Plan by Opinion Research Services and provide a timescale for completion of the evaluation?

Tabled on 05/03/2021

What steps will the First Minister take to ensure that the wellbeing of children and young people is prioritised when considering the easing of lockdown restrictions?

Tabled on 04/03/2021

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Cabinet Secretary for Education

Key interests and achievements

Lynne is passionate about suicide prevention and children and young people’s mental health. She was Chair of the Senedd’s Children, Young People and Education Committee in the Fifth Senedd.

Personal history

Lynne Neagle was born in Merthyr Tydfil in 1968 and was educated at Cyfarthfa High School, then Reading University, where she studied French and Italian. She is married to Huw Lewis, Assembly Member for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney until the Fifth Assembly, and has two sons.

Professional background

Before her election to the then National Assembly in 1999, Lynne held a number of posts within the voluntary sector in Wales, working for organisations such as Shelter Cymru, Mind and the CAB. She was Carers Development Officer with Voluntary Action Cardiff and also worked as a researcher for Glenys Kinnock MEP

Political history

Lynne was a long-serving chair of the Labour Group in the Assembly until 2008. Her political interests include health, housing, social services, Europe and the future of the valleys in south Wales. In the Fifth Senedd, Lynne was chair of the Senedd’s Children, Young People and Education Committee.


Terms of office

  1. 07/05/1999 - 30/04/2003
  2. 02/05/2003 - 02/05/2007
  3. 04/05/2007 - 31/03/2011
  4. 06/05/2011 - 05/04/2016
  5. 06/05/2016 - 28/04/2021
  6. 08/05/2021 -

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