Eluned Morgan, Baroness Morgan of Ely

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The Right Honourable
The Baroness Morgan of Ely
Eluned Morgan AM (28136582086).jpg
Assembly Member for Mid & West Wales National Assembly for Wales
Assumed office
May 2016
Member of the European Parliament
for Mid and West Wales
In office
9 June 1994 – 10 June 1999
Preceded by David Morris
Succeeded by Seat abolished
Majority 29,234
Member of the European Parliament
for Wales
In office
10 June 1999 – 4 June 2009
Preceded by Position established
Personal details
Born 16 February 1967 (1967-02-16) (age 50)[1]
Nationality Welsh
Political party Labour
Website www.elunedmorgan.wales

Mair Eluned Morgan, Baroness Morgan of Ely (born 16 February 1967), is the shadow minister for Wales in the House of Lords and speaks on behalf of the Labour Party. She is also a shadow whip in the Lords. In May 2016 she was elected from the Mid and West Wales regional list as an Assembly Member in the National Assembly of Wales.


Eluned Morgan was born and brought up in Ely, Cardiff, the daughter of Revd Canon Bob Morgan OBE and Elaine Morgan.[2][3] Educated at Glantaf Welsh language comprehensive school, she won a scholarship to the United World College of the Atlantic and gained a degree in European Studies from the University of Hull.[1] Eluned formerly worked as a researcher for S4C and the BBC.

European Parliament[edit]

In 1990 she worked as a stagiaire in the European Parliament.

In 1994 Morgan was elected as a Member of the European Parliament representing Mid and West Wales. At the time she was the youngest MEP when she took up her seat.[citation needed] She continued as an MEP representing the Wales being elected at both the 1999 and 2005 elections.

Eluned Morgan served as the budget control spokesperson for the 180 strong Socialist Group.[citation needed] She was also the Labour Party's European spokesperson on Energy, Industry and Science.[citation needed] She was responsible for drafting the European Parliament's response to the Energy Green Paper and also took the lead role in negotiating on behalf of the Parliament the revision of the Electricity Directive.[citation needed]

She stood down at the 2009 European Parliament elections.

After European Parliament[edit]

On leaving the Parliament she worked as the Director of National Development for SSE in Wales (SWALEC) from 2009 to June 2013 where she was responsible for establishing the new SWALEC Smart Energy Centre in Treforest.

On 19 November 2010 it was announced that Morgan had been granted a life peerage and would sit on the Labour benches of the House of Lords,[4] and was gazetted on 27 January 2011 as Baroness Morgan of Ely, of Ely in the City of Cardiff.[5][6]

In 2015 Morgan was selected as a candidate for the 2016 National Assembly for Wales election on the Mid and West Wales regional list.[7] On 5 May 2016 she was elected from the regional list as an Assembly Member in the National Assembly of Wales.

Personal and other[edit]

Eluned Morgan served on the Welsh Labour Party Executive for ten years and was appointed to the Welsh Assembly Advisory Group which was responsible for developing the standing orders of the National Assembly of Wales.[citation needed] She was a founding member of the Yes for Wales Cross party group which campaigned for the Assembly to be established.

Eluned Morgan is a Fellow of Trinity College Carmarthen[citation needed] and is an Honorary Distinguished Professor of Cardiff University.[8] She served on the Board of the International Baccalaureate Organisation for three years.[citation needed] She was the Chair of the Cardiff Business Partnership.[9] She is a member of the External Advisory Board to the Wales Governance Centre.[10] She served on the Council of Atlantic College.[citation needed] She a Governor of Live Music Now.[11]


  1. ^ a b "(Mair) Eluned Morgan MORGAN OF ELY". Debrett's. Retrieved 4 November 2015. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Baroness Morgan of Ely's tribute to Cardiff childhood". BBC News. 23 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Obituary - The Reverend Bob Morgan". The Telegraph. 8 January 2012. Retrieved 4 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "Latest Peerages announced". Number10.gov.uk. Retrieved 27 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "No. 59682". The London Gazette. 27 January 2011. p. 1357. 
  6. ^ "HOUSE OF LORDS - Official Report" (PDF). Parliamentry Debates (HANSARD). 2011-01-26. Retrieved 2011-01-31. 
  7. ^ Martin Shipton (11 December 2015) "Former MEP Baroness Eluned Morgan on course to become an Assembly Member", Wales Online. Retrieved 2016-05-07.
  8. ^ "Professor Eluned Morgan". Cardiff University. Retrieved 24 November 2015. 
  9. ^ Barry, Sion (20 June 2012). "Baroness Morgan appointed new chair of Cardiff Business Partnership". Wales Online. Retrieved 24 November 2015. 
  10. ^ "External Advisory Board, Wales Governance Centre". Cardiff University. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 
  11. ^ "Board of Governors". Live Music Now. Retrieved 29 November 2015. 

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European Parliament
Preceded by
David Morris
Member of the European Parliament for Mid and West Wales
constituency abolished
New constituency Member of the European Parliament for Wales
Succeeded by
John Bufton
National Assembly for Wales
Preceded by
Rebecca Evans
Assembly Member for Mid and West Wales