People of the Senedd

Mike Hedges MS

Mike Hedges MS

Senedd Constituency Member

Welsh Labour and Co-operative Party

Welsh Labour Group

Swansea East

My Senedd Activities

What assessment has the First Minister made of river pollution levels?

Tabled on 06/06/2024

This Senedd: 1. Notes with concern the belief by public and private organisations that all information should be provided online. 2. Further notes that the National Survey for Wales 201...

For debate on 03/06/2024

What is the Welsh Government doing to protect the wellbeing of domestic pets?

Tabled on 08/05/2024

What action is the Welsh Government taking to prevent disease through the promotion of healthy living?

Tabled on 24/04/2024

Will the First Minister provide an update on the Welsh Government’s proposals for leasehold reform?

Tabled on 18/04/2024

Will the Cabinet Secretary make a statement on the Welsh Government's proposals to improve animal welfare?

Tabled on 10/04/2024

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Key interests and achievements

Mike’s personal interests include sport, the Urdd and choirs. Mike is affiliated with Friends of the Earth, Oxfam and Amnesty International and his political interests include education, housing, local government, sports provision and social deprivation.

Personal history

Mike has lived in Morriston for many years but was born in Plasmarl. He is married to Anne and has a daughter, Catrin, who attends Bangor University. He attended Plasmarl, Parklands and Penlan Schools, then Swansea and Cardiff universities.

Professional background

Originally a research scientist for British Steel at Port Talbot, Mike spent 27 years as a lecturer in Pontypridd, teaching computing, before becoming an Assembly Member.

Political history

Mike represented the Morriston ward on Swansea Council between 1989 and 2012 and he held many posts on the council, including Council Leader. He has been the Welsh Local Government Association spokesperson on both social services and information.

Taking an active interest in education, Mike has been a governor of Swansea University, Swansea Institute, Mynyddbach and Morriston Comprehensives, and Swansea College, and is currently chair of the governors of Glyncollen and Ynystawe Primary schools.

He was also a non-executive director of Swansea NHS trust between 1999 and 2005.


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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