Third Jones government

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Third Jones government
Flag of Wales (1959–present).svg
8th devolved government of Wales
Carwyn Jones AM (28092341921).jpg
Date formed 2016
People and organisations
Monarch Elizabeth II
First Minister Carwyn Jones
Member party Labour
Liberal Democrats (1)
Independent (1)
Status in legislature Majority (coalition)
Opposition party Conservative
Opposition leader

Paul Davies (2018–present)

Andrew R. T. Davies (2016–2018)
Legislature term(s) 5th National Assembly for Wales
Predecessor Second Jones government

The third Jones government is a LabourLiberal Democrat coalition government formed after the results of the 2016 general election in Wales. On 14 October 2016, Dafydd Elis-Thomas left Plaid Cymru in order to support the coalition government and to give them a ruling majority, he now sits as an independent in the Welsh Assembly.


Office Name Term Party Image
First Minister Rt. Hon Carwyn Jones AM 2009– Labour Carwyn Jones 2011.jpg
Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure (2016–17)
Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport (2017–)
Ken Skates AM 2016– Labour Ken Skates - National Assembly for Wales.jpg
Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport (2016–17)
Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services (2017–)
Vaughan Gething AM 2016– Labour Vaughan Gething.jpg
Cabinet Secretary for Education Kirsty Williams AM 2016– Liberal Democrats Kirsty Williams 2011.jpg
Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children (2016–17)
Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services (2017–)
Carl Sargeant AM 2016–17 Labour Carl Sargeant.jpg
Alun Davies AM 2017– Labour Alun Davies.jpg
Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government (2016–17)
Cabinet Secretary for Finance (2017–)
Mark Drakeford AM 2016– Labour Mark Drakeford - National Assembly for Wales.jpg
Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs (2016–17)
Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs (2017–)
Lesley Griffiths AM 2016– Labour Lesley Griffiths.jpg
Leader of the House and Chief Whip Jane Hutt AM 2016–17 Labour Jane Hutt.jpg
Julie James AM 2017– Labour Julie James - National Assembly for Wales.jpg
Minister for Skills and Science Julie James AM 2016–17 Labour Julie James - National Assembly for Wales.jpg
Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language Alun Davies AM 2016– Labour Alun Davies.jpg
Rt. Hon Eluned Morgan AM 2017– Labour Eluned Morgan AM (28136582086).jpg
Minister for Social Services and Public Health (2016–17)
Minister for Children and Social Care (2017–)
Rebecca Evans AM 2016–17 Labour Rebecca Evans - National Assembly for Wales.jpg
Huw Irranca-Davies AM 2017– Labour Huw Irranca-Davies AM (27555058384).jpg
Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sport Rt. Hon Dafydd Elis-Thomas AM 2017– Independent Dafydd Elis-Thomas 2011.jpg
Minister for Housing and Regeneration Rebecca Evans AM 2017– Labour Rebecca Evans - National Assembly for Wales.jpg
Minister for the Environment Hannah Blythyn AM 2017– Labour Hannah Blythyn AM (27555185853).jpg
Counsel General
Counsel General for Wales Mick Antoniw AM 2016–17 Labour Mick Antoniw 2011.jpg
Jeremy Miles AM 2017– Labour Jeremy Miles AM (28170809995).jpg

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