The Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services supports the work of the Minister for Health and Social Services.
Julie Morgan was born in Cardiff and educated at Dinas Powys Primary School, Howell’s School, King’s College London, the University of Manchester and Cardiff University. She worked as a social worker and manager in South and West Glamorgan County Councils before becoming an Assistant Director at Barnardos. She was a councillor on South Glamorgan County Council until she was elected as MP for Cardiff North in 1997.
During her time in Westminster Julie presented 3 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 and was a member of the Public Accounts Committee, the Finance Committee and the Environment Committee during the Fourth Assembly, as well as chairing 7 cross-party groups covering areas such as children, cancer, and nursing and midwifery. In the Fifth Assembly, Julie was a member of the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee and the Children, Young People and Education Committee.
On 13 December 2018 Julie was appointed Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services.