Second Morgan government
|Second Morgan government|
4th devolved administration of Wales
|Date formed||1 May 2003|
|Date dissolved||26 May 2007|
|People and organisations|
|First Minister||Rhodri Morgan|
|Status in legislature||Majority |
30 / 60 (50%)
|Opposition leader||Ieuan Wyn Jones|
|Election(s)||2003 general election|
|Outgoing election||2007 general election|
|Legislature term(s)||2nd National Assembly for Wales|
|Predecessor||First Morgan government|
|Successor||Third Morgan government|
Having won 30 out of the 60 seats available in the 2003 general election and with the non-voting Presiding Officer and Deputy both coming from the opposition, the Labour party were able to form a majority government with 30 seats to the opposition's 28 with Rhodri Morgan continuing as First Minister.
This majority continued until Peter Law left Labour in 2005 to sit as an independent on the opposition benches, giving the government 29 and the opposition's (excluding the Presiding Officer and Deputy) 29.
Two members of the National Assembly were elected to the UK Parliament at the 2005 UK General Election (David Davies and Peter Law) reducing the collective strength of the opposition for day to day business. The final budget of this Assembly term passed following an agreement with Plaid during which their 11 voting members abstained.
|First Minister||Rhodri Morgan||2003–2005||Labour|
|Minister for Assembly Business||Karen Sinclair||2003–2005||Labour|
|Minister for Culture, Welsh Language and Sport||Alun Pugh||2003–2005||Labour|
|Minister for Economic Development and Transport||Andrew Davies||2003–2005||Labour|
|Minister for Education||Jane Davidson||2003–2005||Labour|
|Minister for Environment and Rural Affairs||Carwyn Jones||2003–2005||Labour|
|Minister for Finance and Local Government||Sue Essex||2003–2005||Labour|
|Minister for Health & Social Care||Jane Hutt||2003–2005||Labour|
|Minister for Social Justice and Regeneration||Edwina Hart||2003–2005||Labour|
|Deputy Minister for Economic Development and Transport||Dr. Brian Gibbons||2007||Labour|
|Deputy Minister for Health and Social Care||John Griffiths||2007||Labour|
|Deputy Minister for Social Justice and Regeneration||Huw Lewis||2007||Labour|
September 2005 Re-shuffleEdit
Following a mid-term re-shuffle in September 2005 Jane Hutt was removed from her post as Health and Social Care Minister after controversy over long waiting lists and criticism from AMs  to Minister for Assembly Business along with the additional responsibilities of Equalities & Children. Karen Sinclair remained as Chief Whip to the Labour party allowing her to stay in the cabinet as an observer.
Further changes were the promotion of Brian Gibbons from a junior minister to Minister for Health & Social Care, along with the promotion of Tamsin Dunwoody & Christine Chapman to Deputy Ministers and a few minor changes to existing members roles.
|First Minister||Rhodri Morgan||2005–2007||Labour|
|Minister for Assembly Business, Equalities & Children||Jane Hutt||2005–2007||Labour|
|Minister for Culture, Welsh Language and Sport||Alun Pugh||2005–2007||Labour|
|Minister for Enterprise, Innovation and Networks||Andrew Davies||2005–2007||Labour|
|Minister for Education, Lifelong Learning & Skills||Jane Davidson||2005–2007||Labour|
|Minister for Environment, Planning and Countryside||Carwyn Jones||2005–2007||Labour|
|Minister for Finance, Local Government and Public Services||Sue Essex||2005–2007||Labour|
|Minister for Health & Social Care||Brian Gibbons||2005–2007||Labour|
|Minister for Social Justice and Regeneration||Edwina Hart||2005–2007||Labour|
|Office holders given special provisions to attend Cabinet|
|Chief Whip||Karen Sinclair||2005–2007||Labour|
|Deputy Minister for Enterprise, Innovation and Networks and for Environment, Planning & Countryside||Tamsin Dunwoody||2005–2007||Labour|
|Deputy Minister for Finance, Local Government & Public Services & Education, Lifelong Learning & Skills||Christine Chapman||2005–2007||Labour|
|Deputy Minister for Health & Social Services (Older People & Public Health)||John Griffiths||2005–2007||Labour|
|Deputy Minister for Social Justice & Regeneration (Communities)||Huw Lewis||2005–2007||Labour|
- Morgan, Rhodri (2017). A Political Life in Wales and Westminster (First ed.). University of Wales Press. p. 259. ISBN 978-1-78683-147-7.
- "Assembly budget is finally passed". BBC News. BBC News. Retrieved 8 September 2021.
- BBC NEWS | Wales | Hutt is sacked as health minister