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The Drakeford government is a Labour-led government formed after the resignation of Carwyn Jones as First Minister of Wales on 11th December 2018, and the subsequent appointment of Mark Drakeford in his place.[1] The government is also supported by the sole Welsh Liberal Democrat AM Kirsty Williams and the independent AM Dafydd Elis-Thomas.[2]

Drakeford government
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10th devolved government of Wales
2018–present
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Date formed2018
People and organisations
MonarchElizabeth II
First MinisterMark Drakeford
Member partyLabour
Liberal Democrats (1)
Independent (1)
Status in legislatureMajority (coalition)
Opposition partyConservative
Opposition leaderPaul Davies
History
Legislature term(s)5th National Assembly for Wales
PredecessorThird Jones government

Between May 2016 and December 2018 the senior tier of ministers were referred to as Cabinet Secretaries and the junior tier as Ministers, from the formation of this government they reverted to their previous titles of Cabinet Ministers and Deputy Ministers respectively.

Contents

AppointmentEdit

2018 Nomination of First Minister
Date: 12 December 2018
Candidate Votes
Mark Drakeford
(Labour)
30 / 56
Paul Davies
(Conservative)
12 / 56
Adam Price
(Plaid Cymru)
9 / 56
Abstentions
5 / 56
Source: National Assembly[3]

CabinetEdit

Office(s) Name Term Party Image
First Minister Mark Drakeford AM 2018– Labour  
Minister for Finance

Trefnydd (House Leader)

Rebecca Evans AM 2018– Labour  
Minister for Health and Social Services Vaughan Gething AM 2016– Labour  
Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language The Baroness Morgan of Ely AM 2018– Labour  
Minister for Economy and Transport
Minister for North Wales
Ken Skates AM 2016– Labour  
Minister for Housing and Local Government Julie James AM 2018– Labour  
Minister for Education Kirsty Williams AM 2016– Liberal Democrat  
Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths AM 2016– Labour  
Brexit Minister
Counsel General for Wales
Jeremy Miles AM 2018– Labour  

Deputy ministersEdit

Office Name Term Party Image
Deputy Minister & Chief Whip Jane Hutt AM 2018– Labour  
Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services Julie Morgan AM 2018– Labour  
Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism Dafydd Elis-Thomas AM 2017– Independent  
Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport Lee Waters AM 2018– Labour  
Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government Hannah Blythyn AM 2018– Labour  

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-46537794
  2. ^ https://beta.gov.wales/cabinet-members-and-ministers
  3. ^ "Agenda for Plenary on Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 13.30". senedd.assembly.wales. 2018-12-12. Retrieved 2019-02-17.