Born in Newport, John Griffiths is a law
graduate and has a diploma in psychology from the University of
John worked as a lecturer in further and
higher education before becoming a solicitor, prior to his first
election to the National Assembly for Wales in 1999.
John has served as a Gwent County and Newport
Borough councillor. His political interests include economic
development, social inclusion, education, Europe, sport and sub
John has previously served as Minister for
Culture and Sport; Minister for Natural Resources; and Minister for
the Environment and Sustainability in the Welsh Government, and
before that he served as Counsel General; Deputy Minister for
Education; Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services, and
Deputy Economic Development Minister.