Sue Essex (born 29 August 1945 in Cromford) is the Welsh Labour politician who was a Member of the National Assembly for Wales for Cardiff North from 1999 to 2007. She was the Welsh Assembly Government Minister for Finance, Local Government and Public Services in the Second Assembly 2003-07 and retired at the 2007 election.
|Member of the Welsh Assembly|
for Cardiff North
6 May 1999 – 3 May 2007
|Preceded by||New Assembly|
|Succeeded by||Jonathan Morgan|
|Born||29 August 1945|
Brought up in Tottenham, she moved to South Wales in 1971 and was at one point leader of Cardiff City Council. Essex was elected Labour Assembly Member for Cardiff North in the National Assembly for Wales's inaugural elections in 1999 (First Assembly), and appointed Minister for Environment, Transport and Planning in 2000. She became the Minister for Finance, Local Government and Public Services following the 2003 election.
She announced on 19 August 2005 that she would stand down at the National Assembly for Wales election, 2007. Although supporting Labour candidate Sophie Howe, she was succeeded by Conservative Jonathan Morgan.
|National Assembly for Wales|
| Assembly Member for Cardiff North
| Minister for Environment, Transport and Planning
2000 – 2003
| Minister for Finance, Local Government & Public Services
2003 – 2007
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