Ċensu Galea

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The Honourable
Ċensu Galea
MP
Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives of Malta
Incumbent
Assumed office
8 May 2010
Preceded by Carmelo Abela
Member of Parliament
Incumbent
Assumed office
1987
Minister of Food,Agriculture and Fisheries
In office
1994–1996
Minister of Transport and Telecommunications
In office
September 1998 – March 2004
Minister for Competitiveness and Communications
In office
March 2004 – March 2008
Personal details
Born (1956-08-28) August 28, 1956 (age 57)
Political party Partit Nazzjonalista
Spouse(s) Grace nee Sammut
Children 4
Residence San Pawl il-Baħar, Malta

Ċensu Galea (born 28 August 1956) is a Maltese politician currently serving as a Nationalist MP in the House of Representatives of Malta. He is a former Minister in various posts that he retained until 2008 when he lost his place in cabinet. He is currently serving as Deputy Speaker.

Overview[edit]

Galea studied at the Lyceum and the University of Malta from which he graduated as an architect in 1982. Galea is married to Grace née Sammut and they have two sons and two daughters.

Political life[edit]

Galea was Secretary of the Nationalist Party Club of St. Paul's Bay. Between 1978 and 1981 he was also Secretary General and President of the Youth Section of the Nationalist Party.

Galea first contested the General Elections in the interests of the Nationalist Party in 1981. He was elected member of Parliament in the 1987, 1992, 1996, 1998 and 2003 General Elections. Following his re-election in 1992, Galea was appointed parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry for Social Security. In 1994, Galea was appointed Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries responsible for Agriculture, Fisheries, Aquaculture and Housing. Between 1996 and 1998, he was shadow Minister for Transport and Ports, Secretary and Whip to the Nationalist Parliamentary Group. Following the General Elections of September 1998, Galea was appointed Minister for Transport and Telecommunications. He was reappointed in the same position following the elections of April 2003.

In March 2004, Galea was appointed as Minister for Competitiveness and Communications in the Cabinet of Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi. His portfolio included Competition Policy, Small Business and the Self-Employed, Trade Services, Consumer Protection, Malta Standards Authority, Intellectual Property, Civil Aviation, Malta Maritime Authority, Malta Communications Authority, Wireless Telegraphy.

In March 2008 Galea was re-elected to parliament however was not assigned a Ministerial Role and thus lost his place in the Cabinet.

Following the resignation of Carmelo Abela from the role as Deputy Speaker in 2010, Galea was elected as Deputy Speaker. He was renominated for this post by the Nationalist party after it lost the national elections in 2013 and he was re-elected.

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