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 action is the Welsh Government taking to support those who use British sign language as their main means of communication?

Tabled on 28/09/2022

To propose that the Senedd: 1. Believes the natural resources of Wales should be controlled by the Welsh Government and scrutinised by the Senedd.

For debate on 22/09/2022

What assessment has the Welsh Government made of the effect of agricultural pollution on Welsh rivers?

Tabled on 21/09/2022

What assessment has the Minister made of the effect of inflation on 2022-23 school budgets ?

Tabled on 07/09/2022

What action is the Welsh Government taking to stop Sport Wales seeking an external provider to run Plas Menai National Outdoor Centre and take over the employment of its staff in light of...

Tabled on 10/08/2022

What representations will the Minister make to Audit Wales and the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales regarding claims that both organisations threatened to fire and re-hire staff, given...

Tabled on 10/08/2022

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Detailed information: Mike Hedges MS


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.

Media Assets

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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