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Carwyn Jones

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First Minister of Wales
In office
10 December 2009 – 13 December 2018
Monarch Elizabeth II
Preceded by Rhodri Morgan
Succeeded by Mark Drakeford
Leader of Welsh Labour
Assumed office
1 December 2009
Preceded by Rhodri Morgan
Counsel General for Wales
In office
19 July 2007 – 9 December 2009
First Minister Rhodri Morgan
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by John Griffiths
Member of the Welsh Assembly
for Bridgend
Assumed office
6 May 1999
Preceded by Constituency Made
Majority 6,775 (28.2%)
Personal details
Born 21 March 1967 (1967-03-21) (age 54)
Swansea, Wales
Political party Welsh Labour
Spouse(s) Lisa
Children 2
Alma mater Aberystwyth University
Inns of Court
Profession Barrister

Carwyn Howell Jones (born 21 March 1967) is a Welsh politician. He was the First Minister of Wales from 2009 to 2018. He was the 3rd person to lead the Welsh Government. He has been Assembly Member for Bridgend since 1999. In the coalition government of Labour and Plaid Cymru, he was made Counsel General for Wales and Leader of the House on 19 July 2007. He was elected to succeed Rhodri Morgan as the leader of the Welsh part of the Labour Party (UK) in December 2009. On 9 December he was made First Minister by the National Assembly for Wales. He was sworn into office the following day. Along with some other Assembly Members, he is fluent in the Welsh language, and is also a member of Amnesty International and the Fabian Society.

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