Karen Sinclair

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Karen Sinclair
Member of the Welsh Assembly
for Clwyd South
In office
6 May 1999 – 5 May 2011
Preceded by New Assembly
Succeeded by Ken Skates
Personal details
Born (1952-11-20) 20 November 1952 (age 64)
Wales Wrexham, Wales
Political party Labour

Karen Sinclair (born 20 November 1952) is a Welsh Labour politician, who represented the constituency of Clwyd South from when the National Assembly for Wales was established in 1999, until she stood down, in 2011. Born and brought up in Wrexham, north Wales, Sinclair has lived in Llangollen for over twenty years.

Education and professional career[edit]

Sinclair was educated at Grove Park Girls School, Wrexham. After working in the Youth service for fourteen years, she became a Care Manager with Wrexham Social Services for clients with learning disabilities. She is also a trained CAB adviser. Sinclair has been a school governor at Ysgol Dinas Brân and chair of the Youth Club Committee.

Political career[edit]

Sinclair was a member of the former Glyndwr District council for seven years, preceding the local Government reorganisation and served on Denbighshire County Council. She chairs the URBAN II West Wrexham regeneration project monitoring committee and is a member of UNISON.

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Offices held[edit]

National Assembly for Wales
Preceded by
(new post)
Assembly Member for Clwyd South
1999 – 2011
Succeeded by
Ken Skates
Political offices
Preceded by
Andrew Davies
Chief Whip
2000 – 2003
Succeeded by
(post reorganised)
Preceded by
Carwyn Jones
Minister for Assembly Business and Chief Whip
2003 – 2005
Succeeded by
Jane Hutt