Winston James Griffiths, OBE (born 11 February 1943), known as Win Griffiths, is a former teacher [3] and politician, who served as a Member of the European Parliament for South Wales from 1979–1989 and as Member of Parliament for Bridgend from 1987–2005 for the Labour Party.

Win Griffiths

Member of Parliament
for Bridgend
In office
11 June 1987 – 11 April 2005
Preceded byPeter Hubbard-Miles
Succeeded byMadeleine Moon
Member of the European Parliament
for South Wales
In office
10 June 1979 – 15 June 1989
Preceded byConstituency Created
Succeeded byWayne David
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales
In office
May 1997 [1] – 29 July 1998
Alongside Peter Hain
Preceded byGwilym Jones & Jonathan Evans [2]
Succeeded byJon Owen Jones
Personal details
Born (1943-02-11) 11 February 1943 (age 76)
Political partyLabour

He held a number of front bench roles in opposition and was appointed a Parliamentary Under-Secretary[4] in the Welsh Office by Tony Blair in May 1997, but left government after the July 1998 reshuffle.[5] After leaving government he chaired the Welsh Grand Committee and retired from parliament in 2005.[3]

He served as chair of Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust following his retirement [6] and is now Chairman of Wales Council for Voluntary Action and the Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust.

He was awarded an OBE in the 2011 New Year Honours list.[7]


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  3. ^ a b "Win Griffiths". 21 October 2002.
  4. ^ "NHS Trusts (Running Costs): 18 Jun 1997: House of Commons debates".
  5. ^ "BBC NEWS | Special Report | 1998 | 07/98 | Cabinet reshuffle | New faces join government".
  6. ^ "Complaint over ex-MP's health job". June 2005.
  7. ^ "Rugby legend Martyn Williams honoured with MBE in New Year Honours List". 31 December 2011.

Offices HeldEdit

European Parliament
Preceded by
(new post)
Member of European Parliament for South Wales
Succeeded by
Wayne David
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Peter Hubbard-Miles
Member of Parliament for Bridgend
Succeeded by
Madeleine Moon