Janice Gregory was a Member of the National Assembly for
Wales between May 1999 and April 2016. This was her biography at the time she
Gregory was born in Treorchy, and is the daughter of Sir Ray Powell who was
Labour MP for Ogmore from 1979-2001. She was educated at Bridgend Grammar
School for Girls. She lives in Pencoed and is married with two children and two
worked as constituency secretary and caseworker for Sir Ray Powell MP from
She was elected to the Assembly in
May 1999 and was re-elected in 2003, 2007 and in 2011. She has been the
Government Chief Whip since 2009.
Between 2007 and 2011 (during in the
Third Assembly), Janice she was Chair of the Labour Group, Chair of the
Communities and Culture Committee and sat on the Scrutiny of the First Minister
Committee, Audit Committee and Legislation Committee No. 3.
Throughout her career as an Assembly
Member, her roles have also included chairing the Social Justice and
Regeneration Committee and the South Wales West Regional Committee. Her political
interests include children, jobs, tackling poverty, health and regeneration.
Janice is a
member of Unite the Union, USDAW, the Co-operative Party and the Fabian