Sue Essex

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Sue Essex
Queen Elizabeth II with Richard Rogers and Sue Essex.jpg
Richard Rogers (left) with Queen Elizabeth II and Essex (right), at the opening of the Senedd, Cardiff, Wales
Member of the Welsh Assembly
for Cardiff North
In office
6 May 1999 – 3 May 2007
Preceded by New Assembly
Succeeded by Jonathan Morgan
Personal details
Born (1945-08-29) 29 August 1945 (age 69)
Cromford
Political party Labour

Sue Essex (born in Cromford, 29 August 1945) is the Welsh Labour politician who was a Member of the National Assembly for Wales for Cardiff North from 1999 to 2007. She was the Welsh Assembly Government Minister for Finance, Local Government and Public Services in the Second Assembly 2003-07 and retired at the 2007 election.

Brought up in Tottenham, she moved to South Wales in 1971 and was at one point leader of Cardiff City Council. Essex was elected Labour Assembly Member for Cardiff North in the National Assembly for Wales's inaugural elections in 1999 (First Assembly), and appointed Minister for Environment, Transport and Planning in 2000. She became the Minister for Finance, Local Government and Public Services following the 2003 election.

She announced on 19 August 2005 that she would stand down at the National Assembly for Wales election, 2007.[1] Although supporting Labour candidate Sophie Howe, she was succeeded by Conservative Jonathan Morgan.

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Offices held[edit]

National Assembly for Wales
Preceded by
(new post)
Assembly Member for Cardiff North
19992007
Succeeded by
Jonathan Morgan
Political offices
Preceded by
(new post)
Minister for Environment, Transport and Planning
2000 – 2003
Succeeded by
(post re-organised)
Preceded by
(new post)
Minister for Finance, Local Government & Public Services
2003 – 2007
Succeeded by
(post re-organised)