Huw Lewis was a Member of the National Assembly for Wales
between May 1999 and April 2016. This was his biography at the time he left.
Huw is married to Lynne Neagle
(Labour & Co-operative Assembly Member for Torfaen) and they have two sons;
James and Sam.
He was Assistant General Secretary
of the Welsh Labour Party prior to his election to the National Assembly in May
1999. Born in Merthyr Tydfil in 1964, he was educated at Edinburgh University
and taught chemistry at his former secondary school, Afon Taf High School,
Since his election to the National
Assembly in May 1999, Huw has served in a number of Ministerial posts
including: Government Whip; Deputy Minister for Education; Deputy Minister for
Social Justice & Regeneration; Deputy Minister for Economy & Transport;
Deputy Minister for Children; Minister for Housing, Regeneration & Heritage
and Minister for Communities & Tackling Poverty.
In June 2013, the First Minister
appointed Huw as Minister for Education & Skills.
Politically, Huw is a member of the
Co-operative Party, the Fabian Society and Unite the Union.
He is also the president of Merthyr
Tydfil Angling Association and a member of Merthyr Tydfil Credit Union; Merthyr
Alzheimer’s Association and the Osteoporosis Society, Merthyr Tydfil &
District Support Group.