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
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]


  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
Succeeded by
Legal offices
Preceded by
Theodore Huckle
Counsel General for Wales
Succeeded by
Jeremy Miles