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

Developing the economy of the Swansea Bay city region 

For debate on 08/12/2021

Will the Minister provide an update on the effectiveness of the invest-to-save scheme?

Tabled on 08/12/2021

What support does the Welsh Government give to Mudiad Meithrin to provide Ti a Fi services?

Tabled on 01/12/2021

This Senedd: 1. Notes that asbestos is a cause of industrial disease, disability and death of people in Wales. 2. Acknowledges that asbestos is banned in Wales as an occupational an...

For debate on 24/11/2021

What is the Welsh Government doing to increase the number of people in Wales employed in higher paid sectors of the economy?

Tabled on 24/11/2021

To propose that the Senedd: 1. Notes a proposal for a Bill to ensure safety of cladding on buildings in Wales. 2. Notes that the purpose of this Bill would be to ensure the safety of re...

For debate on 11/11/2021

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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.

Register of Interests

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

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


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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