People of the Senedd

John Griffiths MS

John Griffiths MS

Senedd Constituency Member

Welsh Labour

Welsh Labour Group

Newport East

My Senedd Activities

What action is the Welsh Government taking to tackle climate change in Newport East?

Tabled on 07/03/2024

How is Welsh Government supporting the voluntary sector and community groups during the cost-of-living crisis?

Tabled on 28/02/2024

How does the Welsh Government work with local government to develop their engagement with, and empowerment of, local communities?

Tabled on 21/02/2024

Will the Minister provide an update on the development of the animal welfare plan for Wales?

Tabled on 21/02/2024

What assessment has the Welsh Government made of the impact of its policies on early-years education?

Tabled on 14/02/2024

What assessment has the Welsh Government made of the impact of its policies for the greening of urban areas?

Tabled on 14/02/2024

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Personal history

Born in Newport, John Griffiths is a law graduate and has a diploma in psychology from the University of Wales, Cardiff.

Professional background

John worked as a lecturer in further and higher education before becoming a solicitor, prior to his first election to the National Assembly for Wales in 1999.

Political history

John has served as a Gwent County and Newport Borough councillor. His political interests include economic development, social inclusion, education, Europe, sport and sub Saharan Africa.

John has previously served as Minister for Culture and Sport; Minister for Natural Resources; and Minister for the Environment and Sustainability in the Welsh Government, and before that he served as Counsel General; Deputy Minister for Education; Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services, and Deputy Economic Development Minister.


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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