Brian Gibbons (politician)

Brian Gibbons FRCGP (born 25 August 1950) is a medical doctor who was the Labour Party Assembly Member for Aberavon from May 1999 to May 2011. He served in the Welsh Government as Minister for Health and Social Services from 2005 to 2007, Minister for the Economy and Transport in 2007, and Minister for Social Justice and Local Government from 2007 to 2009.

Brian Gibbons
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Member of the Welsh Assembly
for Aberavon
In office
6 May 1999 – 5 May 2011
Preceded byNew Assembly
Succeeded byDavid Rees
Majority6,571 (32.0%)
Personal details
Born (1950-08-25) 25 August 1950 (age 71)
Dublin, Ireland
Political partyLabour

Born in Dublin, a son of the former Irish Fianna Fáil politician, Hugh Gibbons, he was raised in County Roscommon Ireland, and moved to Yorkshire in 1976 to train as a general medical practitioner in Calderdale. He subsequently became a GP in Blaengwynfi and also worked as a GP in partnership with Julian Tudor Hart at Glyncorrwg in the Afan Valley near Port Talbot.

A member of the British Medical Association (BMA), the Socialist Health Association, and the Medical Practitioners Union (UNITE), he is a fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners, and a former Secretary to the Morgannwg Local Medical Committee.

Political backgroundEdit

He was Assembly Member for Aberavon from May 1999 (First Assembly) to May 2011. Gibbons was appointed a Deputy Minister for Health (coalition government) in October 2000. He was appointed a Deputy Minister for Economic Development and Transport in May 2003 (Second Assembly) and was promoted to the post of Welsh Assembly Government Minister for Health and Social Services in January 2005. In the first Cabinet of the Third Assembly he was appointed Minister for the Economy and Transport in May 2007, and Minister for Social Justice and Local Government in the coalition government in July 2007. He then took the decision to stand down at the 2011 Welsh Assembly election and was succeeded by David Rees of the Labour Party.

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Offices heldEdit

Senedd
New office Assembly Member for Aberavon
19992011
Succeeded by
Political offices
New office Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services
2000–2003
Succeeded by
Preceded by Deputy Minister for Economic Development
2003–2005
Succeeded by
Preceded by Minister for Health and Social Services
2005–2007
Succeeded by
Preceded by Minister for the Economy and Transport
2007 (31 May – 19 July)
Succeeded by
New office Minister for Social Justice and Local Government
2007–2009
Succeeded by