Key interests and achievements
Julie’s key interests include health,
equality, women’s issues, the environment and
She is a long-time supporter of Macmillan and
holds an annual Coffee Morning. Julie also supports the development
of the new £200m Cancer Centre at Velindre in Cardiff North
and has campaigned for many years in support of a group of patients
who contracted Hepatitis C as a following the NHS contaminated
On the environment Julie is a supporter of the
Reservoir Action Group to save, and now restore, Llanishen and
Lisvane Reservoirs. She has also twice campaigned for an official
Green Belt for north Cardiff and continues to seek long-term
protection for this land.
After a constituent’s son was severely
injured by a dog, Julie became a supporter of a campaign to support
the control of dangerous dogs. More recently she has campaigned to
reduce food waste.
As a member of the Unite union Julie has a
strong interest in trade union rights and she chairs the
Cross-Party Group on the PCS union, as well as Cross-Party Groups
on health and children.
Julie was a founder member of the Welsh
Refugee Council. She is also a founder member of the Women's Arts
Association; and a patron of the Touch Trust, Advocacy Matters,
Pontyclun Bosom Pals, Women Seeking Sanctuary Advocacy Group Wales
and the Policy Forum for Wales.
She is also a trustee of Life for African
Mothers and Vice President of the George Thomas Hospice.
Julie Morgan was born in Cardiff and educated
at Dinas Powys Primary School, Howell’s School in Cardiff,
King’s College London, the University of Manchester and
Cardiff University. She has a BA Hons in English and a postgraduate
diploma in Social Administration.
In 1997 Julie was elected as MP for Cardiff
North - one of only 13 women ever to have been Welsh MPs (to date)
and the first woman to have represented Cardiff in Westminster. She
was MP for Cardiff North for 13 years until she narrowly lost the
seat by 194 votes in 2010.
As MP for Cardiff North Julie Morgan was a
member of the Justice, Welsh Affairs, and Public Administration
Select Committees and of the Parliamentary Labour Party's Women's
She was chair of groups including the
All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Children in Wales, working
with children’s voluntary groups across Wales; the APPG for
Gypsy and Traveller Law Reform, and the APPG for Sex Equality
(working with the Equality and Human Rights Commission). She was
also co-chair of the APPG on Global TB.
During her time in Westminster she presented
three Private Members’ Bills - one on banning smoking in
public places, one on granting votes at 16, and one on preventing
under-18s from using sunbeds which became law in 2010.
Julie was elected as the Assembly Member for
Cardiff North in 2011. During the Fourth Assembly she sat on the
Public Accounts Committee, the Finance Committee and the
Environment Committee as well as chairing seven Cross-Party
Groups covering areas
such as children, cancer, and nursing and midwifery.
In the Fifth Assembly, Julie is a member of
the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee and the Children, Young
People and Education Committee.
She is also a member of Cross-Party Groups on
children, cancer, justice and unions.