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Encyclopedia > Huw Lewis

Huw Lewis (born 1964) is the Labour Co-operative National Assembly for Wales member for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney. Labour Co-operative describes those candidates in British elections standing on behalf of both the Labour Party and the Co-operative Party, based on a national agreement between the two parties. ... Regional proportion of Yes vote in the 1997 referendum. ...

Lewis was born in Merthyr Tydfil and was brought up in Aberfan. He became a chemistry teacher after taking his degree in Edinburgh University. Subsequently, he became Assistant General Secretary of the Labour Party in Wales. Merthyr Tydfil (Welsh: ) is a town and county borough in Wales, with a population of about 55,000. ... Aberfan (in Welsh, the f is pronounced like the v in English) is a small village 5 miles (8 km) south of Merthyr Tydfil in South Wales. ... The University of Edinburgh was founded in 1583 as a renowned centre for teaching in Edinburgh, Scotland. ... The Labour Party has been, since its founding in the early 20th century, the principal political party of the left in the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the country. ...

He was elected to the National Assembly for Wales in 1999 as a Labour and Co-operative Party candidate to represent Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney. He has been party Whip in the Assembly, a post he resigned following the resignation of Alun Michael as First Secretary. He has also been deputy Minister for Education and Lifelong Learning, a post he resigned following the use of a landfill site in Trecatti, within his constituency, for the disposal of carcases during the foot and mouth crisis. Regional proportion of Yes vote in the 1997 referendum. ... This article is about the British political party. ... The Right Honourable Alun Edward Michael (born August 2, 1943) is a Welsh politician. ...

He was re-elected in 2003 and is presently deputy Minister for Social Justice and Regeneration.

He is married to Lynne Neagle, the Labour Assembly member for Torfaen. Torfaen (sometimes hyphenated Tor-faen) is a county borough in South Wales. ...


  • The Wales Yearbook 2006



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