Jonathan Morgan (Welsh politician)


Jonathan Morgan (Welsh politician)

Infobox Politician
name=Jonathan Morgan AM



imagesize=150px
birth_date =birth date and age|1974|11|12
birth_place = Tongwynlais, Wales
office = Shadow Minister for Health and Social Services
constituency=
term_start = July 7, 2007
term_end =
leader = Nick Bourne
predecessor = Helen Mary Jones
successor = (incumbent)
office2 = Assembly Member for Cardiff North
constituency2= Cardiff North
term_start2 =2007
term_end2 =
predecessor2 = Sue Essex
successor2 = (incumbent)
office3 = Assembly Member for for South Wales Central
term_start3= 1999
term_end3 = 2007
predecessor3 = (new constituency)
successor3 =Andrew R. T. Davies
office4 =
term_start4 =
term_end4 =
primeminister4 =
predecessor4 =
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office5 =
term_start5 =
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party = Conservative Party

Jonathan Morgan, (born November 12,1974 in Tongwynlais, Rural North Cardiff) is a Welsh Conservative politician, currently a member of the National Assembly for Wales for Cardiff North.

Background

Born in Cardiff, Morgan's grandfather Winston Griffiths recently stood down after many years as a councillor in Cardiff, while his mother and uncle were elected in 2004 to serve on the same local authority.

Educated at the Bishop of Llandaff Church in Wales High School, Cardiff. Morgan gained a Bachelor's degree in Law and Politics, and a MSc in European Policy from the University of Wales, Cardiff.

Before election to the Welsh Assembly, Morgan was European Officer for Coleg Glan Hafren. Morgan is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He has also been a Governor at two Cardiff Schools, and a Pupil Barrister, at 9 Park Place from September 2004. [cite web | title=BBC News AMs profile | work=BBC | url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/uk/wales/13031.stm Jonathan Morgan| accessdate=1999-09-01]

Political career

Elected to the National Assembly for Wales in 1999 for South Wales Central region, Morgan served as education spokesman during the first assembly term, and was appointed as Health Spokesman on his re-election in 2003. Morgan lists Europe, education, health and local government among his political interests.

In 1997 Morgan stood for the Parliament of the United Kingdom in Merthyr Tydfil, while he stood for the assembly elections in May 2003 in Cardiff North, where he reduced Labour's majority to 540. [cite web | title=BBC News AMs profile | work=BBC | url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/uk/wales/13031.stm Jonathan Morgan| accessdate=1999-09-01] He stood as the Conservative candidate in Cardiff North at the United Kingdom general election, 2005, and having been selected again as the candidate for Cardiff North at the 2007 Welsh Assembly election, defeated Labour.

In 2006 Jonathan was named Assembly Member of the Year in the ITV Wales/Wales Yearbook political awards. Judges said praised his work as health spokesman as "substantive, well thought-out and overwhelmingly constructive".

In the Third Assembly he was appointed Shadow Minister for Health and Social Services in the National Assembly for Wales, and is also Chair of the Health, Wellbeing and Local Government Committee.

Morgan became the first backbench politician to formally request a transfer of powers from London to Cardiff Bay. Morgan wants the National Assembly to be able to make its own laws about mental health. In October 2007 he secured cross-party backing in the Assembly to draft the LCO after winning a ballot among AMs. It will now be debated in the Senedd and at the UK Parliament. If approved in both institutions the Assembly will have the power to make laws, known as Measures. [cite web | title=Western Mail | work=Mental Health LCO | url=http://icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/news/politics-news/2008/02/19/wales-seeks-mental-health-law-making-powers-91466-20492024/ 'Wales seeks mental health law-making powers'| accessdate=2008-02-19]

References

External links

* [http://www.assemblywales.org/memhome/mem-profile/mem-cardiff_north.htm Biography at the National Assembly for Wales]
* [http://www.conservatives.com/tile.do?def=people.person.page&personID=122784 Biography at Welsh Conservatives]

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