People of the Senedd

Mark Drakeford MS

Mark Drakeford MS

Senedd Constituency Member

Welsh Labour

Welsh Labour Group

Cardiff West

My Senedd Activities

What assessment has the Cabinet Secretary made of the impact on the Welsh economy of the possible removal of 18-year-olds from the workforce to undertake compulsory military service?

Tabled on 29/05/2024

What action is the Welsh Government taking to improve staff retention in the Welsh NHS?

Tabled on 29/05/2024

Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on preparations for the devolution of the probation service in Wales?

Tabled on 15/05/2024

What discussions has the Counsel General had with the Electoral Commission concerning the number of Welsh citizens whose names are missing from the electoral register?

Tabled on 14/05/2024

Will the Cabinet Secretary provide an update on progress in reviewing the fiscal framework of Wales?

Tabled on 08/05/2024

Will the Cabinet Secretary provide an update on efforts to diversify the dental workforce?

Tabled on 24/04/2024

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Personal history

Mark was born and brought up in West Wales before moving to Cardiff West in the 1970’s.

Professional background

Mark is a former probation officer, youth justice worker and Barnardos project leader in the Ely and Caerau areas. He was also Professor of Social Policy and Applied Social Sciences at Cardiff University, and taught at Swansea University.

Political history

Mark was a County Councillor representing Pontcanna in the 1980’s. Between 2000 and 2010, Mark worked as the health and social policy adviser to the Welsh Ministers, and was latterly head of the First Minister’s political office. Mark was first elected to represent Cardiff West in 2011, and was re-elected in 2016 and 2021. Between 2013 and 2018, Mark held the Health, Local Government and Finance portfolios as a Minister in the Welsh Government. In December 2018 he became First Minister of Wales.


Terms of office

  1. 06/05/2011 - 05/04/2016
  2. 06/05/2016 - 28/04/2021
  3. 08/05/2021 -

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