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Vaughan Gething AM

Vaughan Gething AM

Title: Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport

Party: Welsh Labour

Constituency: Cardiff South and Penarth

Contact information

Office Address: 
Ground Floor
Mount Stuart House
Mount Stuart Square
Butetown, Cardiff
CF10 5FQ

Assembly Address: 
National Assembly for Wales
Cardiff Bay
Cardiff
CF99 1NA

Phone:  0300 200 7150

Email:  Vaughan.Gething@assembly.wales

Membership

Terms of Office

  • 06/05/2011 - 05/04/2016
  • 06/05/2016 -

Additional Information

Personal history

Vaughan Gething was born in Zambia and brought up in Dorset. He was educated at Aberystwyth and Cardiff universities, and now lives in his constituency with his wife Michelle.

 

Professional background

Vaughan was a solicitor and former partner at Thompsons. He is a member of the GMB and Unite unions, and was the youngest ever President of the TUC in Wales. He has previously served as a county councillor and school governor. He has also been a community service volunteer – supporting and caring for a student with cerebral palsy - and is former president of NUS Wales.

 

Political history

Between 1999 and 2001, Vaughan worked as a researcher to former Assembly Members Val Feld and Lorraine Barrett. Between 1999 and 2001, Vaughan was the chair of Right to Vote – a cross-party project to encourage greater participation from black minority ethnic communities in Welsh public life.

 

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