People of the Senedd
Ken Skates MS
Senedd Constituency Member
Welsh Labour Group
The Malthouse Business Centre
My Senedd Activities
What is the Welsh Government doing to recruit more primary school teachers?
Tabled on 22/11/2023
To propose that the Senedd in accordance with Standing Order 20.16: Agrees the budget of the Senedd Commission for 2024-25, as specified in Table 1 of the Senedd Commission Budget 2024-2...
For debate on 08/11/2023
How does the Welsh Government support armed forces veterans?
Tabled on 08/11/2023
Will the First Minister make a statement on electrification of the north Wales mainline?
Tabled on 12/10/2023
Will the Minister provide an update on the Welsh Government's economic resilience and reconstruction mission?
Tabled on 11/10/2023
What is the Welsh Government's policy on the use of e-cigarettes in public places?
Tabled on 05/10/2023
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Detailed information: Ken Skates MS
Key interests and achievements
In his free time, Ken enjoys running, swimming, hiking and curling as well as having an interest in gardening, art and architectural design. His political interests include skills training, tourism, environmental protection, mental health, sport and fitness and social inclusion.
Ken Skates was born in 1976 in Wrexham, educated at Mold Alun School and went on to study Social and Political Science at Cambridge University.
Ken was previously a journalist at the Wrexham Leader newspaper, and BBC Wales in Wrexham. He was PA to Mark Tami MP.
In 2008, he was elected a community councillor. Ken’s policy interests include manufacturing, mental health, sport and leisure, eliminating poverty and political economy.
Ken was appointed to the Welsh Government as Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology in 2011. He was then appointed Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism in 2014 and promoted to Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure in May 2016.
Terms of office
- 06/05/2011 - 05/04/2016
- 06/05/2016 - 28/04/2021
- 08/05/2021 -