Mick Antoniw

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Mick Antoniw

Mick Antoniw AM (27555054974).jpg
Member of the Welsh Assembly
for Pontypridd
Assumed office
6 May 2011
Preceded byJane Davidson
Majority7,694 (33%)
Personal details
Born (1954-09-01) 1 September 1954 (age 64)
Political partyLabour Co-operative
Alma materUniversity of Wales
OccupationLawyer
WebsiteWelsh Labour

Mick Antoniw (born 1 September 1954) is a Welsh Labour & Co-operative politician, who has represented the constituency of Pontypridd since the National Assembly for Wales election of 2011.

Early life[edit]

Antoniw came to Wales to study law at the Cardiff Law School, University of Wales in 1973.[1] He was President of the National Union of Students Wales from 1977 to 1979.[1]

Professional career[edit]

He was a practising solicitor before his election to the Senedd, specialising in personal injury. Antoniw was a partner in Thompsons Solicitors, the specialist trade union solicitors, with whom he began his training in 1980.[2] He is a trustee of the Welsh Refugee Council.[1][2]

Personal life[edit]

Antoniw has fostered dozens of other people's children in the 15 years prior to his election, saying "I know from my own experience of fostering how rewarding it is - and while often very challenging, the one thing it teaches is how quickly children can suddenly bloom when they are in a loving and caring environment."[3]

Political career[edit]

At the 2011 Welsh Assembly election, Antoniw increased the Labour vote with a swing of 18.8%. His 11,864 votes amounted to over 50% of the poll; his majority over the second-placed Welsh Liberal Democrats candidate, Mike Powell, was 7,694.[4] At the 2016 Welsh Assembly election Antoniw's vote fell to 9,986 and his majority was reduced.[5]

He was appointed as Counsel General for Wales in June 2016. However, he departed from this role in November 2017 as part of a Government reshuffle, being replaced by Jeremy Miles.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Mick Antoniw - about me". Mick Antoniw. 2011. Archived from the original on 21 August 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Mick Antoniw - Pontypridd". Welsh Labour website. Welsh Labour. 2011. Archived from the original on 3 May 2011. Retrieved 12 May 2011.
  3. ^ "'Urgent' for call for foster parents". South Wales Echo. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  4. ^ www.walesonline-Labour AM Mick Antoniw accused of blocking employee from attending council meetings
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ Williamson, David (3 November 2017). "The full details of Carwyn Jones' Welsh Government reshuffle". Walesonline. Retrieved 22 April 2018.

External links[edit]

Offices held[edit]

National Assembly for Wales
Preceded by
Jane Davidson
Assembly Member for Pontypridd
2011–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Legal offices
Preceded by
Theodore Huckle
Counsel General for Wales
2016–2017
Succeeded by
Jeremy Miles