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 the climate emergency?

Tabled on 19/05/2022

How is the Welsh Government promoting strong public health messages with Wales's black, Asian and ethnic minority communities?

Tabled on 04/05/2022

What is the First Minister's assessment of progress in building an inclusive and tolerant Wales?

Tabled on 27/04/2022

How is the Welsh Government supporting families in Newport East with rising household bills?

Tabled on 21/04/2022

What is the Welsh Government's latest assessment of the impact on devolved responsibilities of the war in Ukraine?

Tabled on 10/03/2022

This Senedd: 1. Welcomes the launch of Asthma + Lung UK Cymru and their 'Fighting for Breath' strategy. 2. Notes that one in five people live with a lung condition in Wales includin...

For debate on 10/03/2022

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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.

Register of Interests

Register of Interests – Fifth Senedd (PDF, 3.25MB)

Register of Interests – Fourth Assembly (PDF, 850kb)

Register of Interests – Third Assembly (PDF, 490kb)

Register of Interests – Second Assembly (PDF, 361kb)

Register of Interests – First Assembly (PDF, 268kb)


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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