People of the Senedd

John Griffiths MS

John Griffiths MS

Senedd Constituency Member

Welsh Labour

Welsh Labour Group

Newport East

My Senedd Activities

What is the Welsh Government's strategy to further develop medical specialist services across Wales?

Tabled on 26/01/2023

How is the Welsh Government supporting small and medium-sized businesses across Newport East?

Tabled on 24/01/2023

What further steps is the Welsh Government taking to support the steel industry in transitioning to a more sustainable future?

Tabled on 05/01/2023

To propose that the Senedd: Notes the report of the Local Government and Housing Committee, ‘Community Assets’, which was laid in the Table Office on 13 October 2022. Note: The response...

For debate on 04/01/2023

What steps is the Welsh Government taking to tackle air pollution in Newport East?

Tabled on 04/01/2023

Will the Minister provide an update on the Welsh Government's strategy for the teaching of modern foreign languages?

Tabled on 04/01/2023

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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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