Lynne Neagle was born in Merthyr Tydfil in
1968 and was educated at Cyfarthfa High School, then Reading
University, where she studied French and Italian. She is married to
Huw Lewis, Assembly Member for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney until the
Fifth Assembly, and has two sons.
Prior to her election to the Assembly in 1999,
Lynne held a number of posts within the voluntary sector in Wales,
working for organisations such as Shelter Cymru, Mind and the CAB.
She was Carers Development Officer with Voluntary Action Cardiff
and also worked as a researcher for Glenys Kinnock MEP.
Lynne was a long-serving chair of the Labour
Group in the Assembly until 2008. Her political interests include
health, housing, social services, Europe and the future of the
valleys in south Wales. She has led high profile campaigns on
issues like MMR uptake and disabled children’s services.