|Member of the Welsh Assembly
for Cardiff South and Penarth
6 May 2011
|Preceded by||Lorraine Barrett|
|Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport|
19 May 2016
|First Minister||Carwyn Jones|
|Preceded by||Mark Drakeford|
|Deputy Minister for Health|
September 2014 – May 2016
|First Minister||Carwyn Jones|
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Succeeded by||Post re-organised|
|Political party||Labour Co-operative|
|Alma mater||University of Wales|
|Occupation||Solicitor, Trade unionist|
Gething was born in Zambia in 1974, where his father (whom Gething describes as "a white Welsh economic migrant") was working as a vet. His mother is a black Zambian. When he was two he moved to Dorset, England with his family, which includes three brothers and a sister. He studied at Beaminster Comprehensive and Sixth Form followed by Aberystwyth University and at the Cardiff Law School, University of Wales. Gething became president of Aberystwyth University Guild of Students and the first black president of the National Union of Students Wales.
Gething joined the Labour Party when he was 17, to campaign in the 1992 UK general election. He was a councillor from 2004 to 2008, representing Butetown electoral ward on Cardiff Council, having been elected with a majority of two votes. Gething was selected as the Welsh Labour candidate for the Cardiff South and Penarth constituency at the National Assembly for Wales. Lorraine Barrett, who had represented Cardiff South and Penarth since the Assembly's creation in 1999, had announced her intention to stand down at the 2011 election. At the National Assembly for Wales election on 5 May 2011, Gething increased the Labour vote with a swing of 12.5%. At 13,814, his share of the vote was over 50%, giving him a majority of 6,259 over the Welsh Conservative Party candidate, Ben Gray, placed second. At the following 2016 Welsh Assembly election, Gething once again increased his majority in terms of vote share.
Following the 2016 Welsh Assembly election, Gething was promoted to Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport.
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|National Assembly for Wales|
|Assembly Member for Cardiff South and Penarth
(as Deputy Minister for Social Services)
|Deputy Minister for Health
2014 - 2016
|Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport
2016 - present
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