Carwyn Jones

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The Right Honourable
Carwyn Jones
AM
Carwyn Jones 2011.jpg
First Minister of Wales
Assumed office
10 December 2009
MonarchElizabeth II
Preceded byRhodri Morgan
Leader of Welsh Labour
Assumed office
1 December 2009
Preceded byRhodri Morgan
Counsel General for Wales
In office
19 July 2007 – 9 December 2009
First MinisterRhodri Morgan
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byJohn Griffiths
Member of the Welsh Assembly
for Bridgend
Assumed office
6 May 1999
Preceded byConstituency Made
Majority6,775 (28.2%)
Personal details
Born (1967-03-21) 21 March 1967 (age 51)
Swansea, Wales
Political partyWelsh Labour
Spouse(s)Lisa
Children2
Alma materAberystwyth University
Inns of Court
ProfessionBarrister
WebsiteWelsh Labour

Carwyn Howell Jones (born 21 March 1967[1]) is a Welsh politician and the First Minister of Wales. He is the 3rd person to lead the Welsh Government. He has been Assembly Member for Bridgend since 1999. In the coalition government of Labour and Plaid Cymru, he was made Counsel General for Wales and Leader of the House on 19 July 2007. He was elected to succeed Rhodri Morgan as the leader of the Welsh part of the Labour Party (UK) in December 2009.[2] On 9 December he was made First Minister by the National Assembly for Wales. He was sworn into office the following day. Along with some other Assembly Members, he is fluent in the Welsh language, and is also a member of Amnesty International and the Fabian Society.

References[change | change source]

  1. Dods People (s.d.). "Carwyn Jones AM". BBC Democracy Live. Retrieved 31 August 2014. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. "Rt. Hon Carwyn Jones AM". Llywodraeth Cymru, Welsh Government. 9 July 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2014.