Second Morgan government

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Second Morgan government
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3rd devolved government of Wales
2003-2007
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Date formed 1 May 2003
Date dissolved May 2007
People and organisations
Head of state Elizabeth II
Head of government Rhodri Morgan
Member party Labour
Status in legislature Minority
History
Legislature term(s) 2nd National Assembly for Wales
Predecessor First Morgan government
Successor Third Morgan government

The second Morgan government (2003–2007) was a Labour government.

Having won 30 out of the 60 seats available in the 2003 general election the Labour party sought to form a minority government. Rhodri Morgan was re-elected First Minister.

Cabinet[edit]

Office Name Term Party
First Minister Rhodri Morgan 2003–2005 Labour
Minister for Assembly Business

Chief Whip

Karen Sinclair 2003–2005 Labour
Minister for Culture, Welsh Language and Sport Alun Pugh 2003–2005 Labour
Minister for Economic Development and Transport Andrew Davies 2003–2005 Labour
Minister for Education Jane Davidson 2003–2005 Labour
Minister for Environment and Rural Affairs Carwyn Jones 2003–2005 Labour
Minister for Finance and Local Government Sue Essex 2003–2005 Labour
Minister for Health & Social Care Jane Hutt 2003–2005 Labour
Minister for Social Justice and Regeneration Edwina Hart 2003–2005 Labour

Junior ministers[edit]

Office Name Term Party
Deputy Minister for Economic Development and Transport Dr. Brian Gibbons 2007 Labour
Deputy Minister for Health and Social Care John Griffiths 2007 Labour
Deputy Minister for Social Justice and Regeneration Huw Lewis 2007 Labour

September 2005 Re-shuffle[edit]

Following a mid-term re-shuffle in September 2005 Jane Hutt was removed from her post as Health and Social Care Minister after controversy over long waiting lists and criticism from Mps [1] to Minister for Assembly Business along with the additional responsibilities of Equalities & Children. Karen Sinclair remained as Chief Whip to the Labour party allowing her to stay in the cabinet as an observer.

Further changes were the promotion of Brian Gibbons from a junior minister to Minister for Health & Social Care, along with the promotion of Tamsin Dunwoody & Christine Chapman to Deputy Ministers and a few minor changes to existing members roles.

Cabinet[edit]

Office Name Term Party
First Minister Rhodri Morgan 2005–2007 Labour
Minister for Assembly Business, Equalities & Children Jane Hutt 2005–2007 Labour
Minister for Culture, Welsh Language and Sport Alun Pugh 2005–2007 Labour
Minister for Enterprise, Innovation and Networks Andrew Davies 2005–2007 Labour
Minister for Education, Lifelong Learning & Skills Jane Davidson 2005–2007 Labour
Minister for Environment, Planning and Countryside Carwyn Jones 2005–2007 Labour
Minister for Finance, Local Government and Public Services Sue Essex 2005–2007 Labour
Minister for Health & Social Care Brian Gibbons 2005–2007 Labour
Minister for Social Justice and Regeneration Edwina Hart 2005–2007 Labour
Office holders given special provisions to attend Cabinet
Chief Whip Karen Sinclair 2005–2007 Labour

Junior ministers[edit]

Office Name Term Party
Deputy Minister for Enterprise, Innovation and Networks and for Environment, Planning & Countryside Tamsin Dunwoody 2005–2007 Labour
Deputy Minister for Finance, Local Government & Public Services & Education, Lifelong Learning & Skills Christine Chapman 2005–2007 Labour
Deputy Minister for Health & Social Services (Older People & Public Health) John Griffiths 2005–2007 Labour
Deputy Minister for Social Justice & Regeneration (Communities) Huw Lewis 2005–2007 Labour

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