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Eluned Morgan AM

Eluned Morgan
Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning.

Eluned Morgan was born in 1967 in Ely, Cardiff. She was educated at Glantaf Welsh language comprehensive school. She won a scholarship to the United World College of the Atlantic and gained a degree in European Studies from the University of Hull. She formerly worked as a researcher for S4C, Agenda TV and the BBC.

Eluned’s political career started at the age of 27 when she was elected as the youngest Member of the European Parliament in 1994. She was only the fifth woman elected to a full time political position in the history of Wales, and the first full time politician in Wales to have a baby whilst in office. She represented Wales for the Labour Party from 1994-2009. In this role she became the Labour spokesperson on industry, science and energy and spokesperson for the 200 strong Socialist Group on Budget Control matters. She authored the Green Paper on energy on behalf of the EP and led the Parliament’s discussions on the Electricity Directive where she ensured new rights for consumers and demanded that Member States of the EU addressed the issue of fuel poverty.

From late 2009 until July 2013 she worked as the Director of National Business Development in Wales for SSE (SWALEC) one of the UKs largest energy companies. During 2013 -2016, Eluned Morgan served as the Shadow Minister for Wales in the House of Lords, and from 2014-2016 she served as Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs. She was granted a peerage in 2011 and is formally known as Baroness Morgan of Ely.

Eluned Morgan was elected to the National Assembly in May 2016 as regional member for Mid & West Wales.


Minister's Responsibilities

  • Welsh medium and bilingual education
  • Welsh Language, including oversight and coordination of general Welsh language policy, Ministerial functions emanating from the Welsh Language Act 1993 and the Welsh Language Commissioner
  • Further Education 
  • FE student support: Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) and Welsh Government Learning Grant (WGLG FE)
  • Adult community learning
  • Credit and Qualifications Framework including vocational, key and essential skills qualifications
  • Apprenticeship policy and delivery
  • Youth and adult employability policy and delivery, including Jobs Growth Wales, Essential Skills for Working Adults and the Skills Gateway
  • Careers Policy and the sponsorship of Careers Choices Dewis Gyrfa (CCDG)
  • Work based learning providers
  • Sector skills including strategies, and development funds
  • Wales Employment and Skills Board
  • Workforce skills development, including the Wales Union Learning Fund core funding for Wales, TUC education and learning services
  • European programmes relating to skills and employment, except the EU Structural Funds
  • Regional Skills Partnership
  • National Occupational Standards
  • Youth-work policy
  • Prisoner learning

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