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Lesley Griffiths was the Labour Party candidate in Assembly Member for Wrexham in the Welsh Assembly Election (Constituencies). Our volunteers have been adding information on Lesley Griffiths - here's everything we know so far!


Susan Lesley Griffiths AM (known as Lesley Griffiths, born 1960) is a Welsh Labour politician. She worked as a secretary to John Marek and the constituency assistant to Ian Lucas, successive Members of Parliament for Wrexham, and was elected to the National Assembly for Wales from the Wrexham constituency in 2007. She has held a number of cabinet positions in the Welsh Assembly Government. In December 2009 she was appointed Deputy Minister for Science, Innovation and Skills.In 2011, she was appointed Minister for Health and Social Services. She was then appointed Minister for Local Government and Government Business in March 2013. In September 2014 she was appointed Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty. Following the National Assembly for Wales elections in 2016, she was appointed Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs following her own re-election. She retained her post in a Welsh Government Cabinet reshuffle in November 2017, but with a revised portfolio of Energy, Planning, and Rural Affairs with Hannah Blythyn AM becoming her Deputy Minister for the Environment.

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  • 2016: The Welsh Assembly Election (Constituencies), as the Labour Party candidate for the Assembly Member for Wrexham

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