Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs
The contact details provided are for Lesley
Griffiths in their role as an Assembly Member, and should be used
if you wish to contact them in this role. If you wish to contact
Lesley Griffiths in their entirely separate role as a Minister in
the Welsh Government please use the Ministerial contact details on
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Key interests and achievements
Lesley is a member of Unison, the Fabian
Society and the Bevan Foundation.
Raised in north east Wales, Lesley has lived
and worked in Wrexham all her adult life.
Prior to her election to the National Assembly
for Wales, Lesley spent 20 years working at the Wrexham Maelor
Hospital. She also worked as Constituency Assistant to Wrexham MP
Lesley Griffiths was elected to the National
Assembly for Wales in May 2007. She sat on the Communities and
Culture, Sustainability and Audit Committees, and Legislation
Committee No. 5.
In December 2009 she was appointed Deputy
Minister for Science, Innovation and Skills. Lesley also set up and
chaired the Cross-Party Hospice Group.
Following her re-election in May 2011, she was
appointed Minister for Health and Social Services. In March 2013,
she was appointed Minister for Local Government and Government
Business and, in September 2014, was appointed Minister for
Communities and Tackling Poverty.
After her re-election in May 2016, Lesley was
appointed Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs.
Her political interests include health,
economic development, housing and children’s issues.