Jonathan Morgan (Welsh politician)

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Jonathan Morgan
Shadow Minister for Health and Social Services
In office
7 July 2007 – 5 May 2011
Leader Nick Bourne
Preceded by Helen Mary Jones
Member of the Welsh Assembly
for Cardiff North
In office
3 May 2007 – 5 May 2011
Preceded by Sue Essex
Succeeded by Julie Morgan
Member of the Welsh Assembly
for South Wales Central
In office
6 May 1999 – 3 May 2007
Preceded by New Assembly
Succeeded by Andrew R. T. Davies
Personal details
Born (1974-11-12) 12 November 1974 (age 39)
Tongwynlais, Cardiff, Wales
Political party Conservative
Alma mater Cardiff University

Jonathan Morgan, (born 12 November 1974) is a Welsh Conservative politician, who served as a Conservative Assembly Member (AM) for South Wales Central from 1999–2007 and AM for Cardiff North from 2007-2011. In the National Assembly elections in 2011 he was beaten by Labour's candidate Julie Morgan, wife of former First Minister Rhodri Morgan.

Background[edit]

Born in Tongwynlais, Rural North Cardiff, Morgan is the grandon of Winston Griffiths, who recently stood down after many years as a councillor in Cardiff, while his mother and uncle were elected in 2004 to serve on the same local authority.

Educated at the Bishop of Llandaff Church in Wales High School, Cardiff. Morgan gained a Bachelor's degree in Law and Politics, and a MSc in European Policy from the University of Wales, Cardiff.

Before election to the Welsh Assembly, Morgan was European Officer for Coleg Glan Hafren. Morgan is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He has also been a Governor at two Cardiff Schools, and a Pupil Barrister, at 9 Park Place from September 2004.[1]

Political career[edit]

Elected to the National Assembly for Wales in 1999 for South Wales Central region, Morgan served as education spokesman during the first assembly term, and was appointed as Health Spokesman on his re-election in 2003. Morgan lists Europe, education, health and local government among his political interests.

In 1997 Morgan stood for the Parliament of the United Kingdom in Merthyr Tydfil, while he stood for the assembly elections in May 2003 in Cardiff North, where he reduced Labour's majority to 540.[1] He stood as the Conservative candidate in Cardiff North at the United Kingdom general election, 2005, and having been selected again as the candidate for Cardiff North at the 2007 Welsh Assembly election, defeated Labour.

In 2006 Jonathan was named Assembly Member of the Year in the ITV Wales/Wales Yearbook political awards. Judges said praised his work as health spokesman as "substantive, well thought-out and overwhelmingly constructive".

In the Third Assembly he was appointed Shadow Minister for Health and Social Services in the National Assembly for Wales, and is also Chair of the Health, Wellbeing and Local Government Committee.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jonathan Morgan "BBC News AMs profile". BBC. Retrieved 1999-09-01. 

External links[edit]

Offices held[edit]

National Assembly for Wales
Preceded by
(new post)
Assembly Member for South Wales Central
19992007
Succeeded by
Andrew R. T. Davies
Preceded by
Sue Essex
Assembly Member for Cardiff North
20072011
Succeeded by
Julie Morgan
Preceded by
(new unofficial post)
Baby of the House
1999–2003
Succeeded by
Laura Anne Jones
Political offices
Preceded by
Helen Mary Jones
Shadow Minister for Health and Social Services
20072011
Succeeded by
Darren Millar