I’m available to help residents in Swansea East with education, environment, health and social services, transport, and other local issues.
Key interests and achievements
Mike’s personal interests include sport, the Urdd and choirs. Mike is affiliated with Friends of the Earth, Oxfam and Amnesty International and his political interests include education, housing, local government, sports provision and social deprivation.
Mike has lived in Morriston for many years but was born in Plasmarl. He is married to Anne and has a daughter, Catrin, who is a Music Teacher. He attended Plasmarl, Parklands and Penlan Schools, then Swansea and Cardiff universities.
Originally a research scientist for British Steel at Port Talbot, Mike spent 27 years as a lecturer in Pontypridd, teaching computing, before becoming an Senedd Member
Mike represented the Morriston ward on Swansea Council between 1989 and 2012 and he held many posts on the council, including Council Leader. He has been the Welsh Local Government Association spokesperson on both social services and information.
Taking an active interest in education, Mike has been a governor of Swansea University, Swansea Institute, Mynyddbach and Morriston Comprehensives, and Swansea College, and is currently chair of the governors of Glyncollen and Ynystawe Primary schools.
He was also a non-executive director of Swansea NHS trust between 1999 and 2005.
ABOUT SENEDD CYMRU
The National Assembly for Wales has three key roles: representing Wales and its people; making laws for Wales; and holding the Welsh Government to account.
The Assembly is made up of 60 elected Assembly Members. Forty are chosen to represent individual constituencies, and 20 are chosen to represent the five regions of Wales (North Wales, Mid and West Wales, South Wales West, South Wales Central, and South Wales East).
Following a referendum on the National Assembly for Wales’s legislative powers held on 3rd March 2011, the people of Wales voted in favour of granting the National Assembly for Wales further powers for making laws for Wales.
Assembly Members undertake their tasks of representing Wales and its people, making laws for Wales and holding the Welsh Government to account in a number of ways. These include attending Plenary debates and sitting on Assembly Committees to discuss specific issues.
Plenary meetings are attended by all Assembly Members (AMs) and are one of the key mechanisms for AMs to hold the Welsh Government and Assembly Commission to account.
Effective scrutiny of a government’s work is at the heart of any democratic process, and this work is undertaken by the National Assembly through a number of Committees made up of Assembly Members. Committee functions include scrutinising the Welsh Government, holding Ministers to account, and examining proposed legislation in detail.
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GET IN TOUCH
As your Member of the Senedd (MS), I can help constituents on various issues, such as education, the environment, health and social services, highways, transport, and housing.
Please use the contact form to get in touch with me. Please remember to provide as many details as possible, including your name, address and full details of your issue.
I also hold face-to-face and online surgeries using Zoom/Microsoft Teams. At each session, I’ll be available to help with local issues. Click here to book an appointment.