Jonathan Morgan (politician)
Jonathan Morgan, (born 12 November 1974) is a Welsh Conservative politician, who served as a Conservative Assembly Member (AM) for South Wales Central from 1999–2007 and AM for Cardiff North from 2007-2011. In the National Assembly elections in 2011 he was beaten by Labour's candidate Julie Morgan, wife of former First Minister Rhodri Morgan.
|Shadow Minister for Health and Social Services|
7 July 2007 – 5 May 2011
|Preceded by||Helen Mary Jones|
|Member of the Welsh Assembly|
for Cardiff North
3 May 2007 – 5 May 2011
|Preceded by||Sue Essex|
|Succeeded by||Julie Morgan|
|Member of the Welsh Assembly|
for South Wales Central
6 May 1999 – 3 May 2007
|Preceded by||New Assembly|
|Succeeded by||Andrew R. T. Davies|
|Born||12 November 1974|
Tongwynlais, Cardiff, Wales
|Alma mater||Cardiff University|
Born in Tongwynlais, Rural North Cardiff, Morgan is the grandson of Winston Griffiths, who 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.
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.
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. He stood as the Conservative candidate in Cardiff North at the 2005 United Kingdom general election, and again for Cardiff North at the 2007 Welsh Assembly election, where he 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. He lost his seat in the 2011 Welsh Assembly election and has not made an attempt to reenter front-line politics.
Morgan currently sits on the Audit Risk and Assurance Committee for the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales.
- Jonathan Morgan "BBC News AMs profile" Check
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|National Assembly for Wales|
| Assembly Member for South Wales Central
1999 – 2007
Andrew R. T. Davies
| Assembly Member for Cardiff North
(new unofficial post)
| Baby of the House
Laura Anne Jones
Helen Mary Jones
| Shadow Minister for Health and Social Services