Drakeford government

The Drakeford government is a Labour-led government formed after the resignation of Carwyn Jones as First Minister of Wales on 10 December 2018, and the subsequent appointment of Mark Drakeford in his place.[1] The government is also supported by the sole Welsh Liberal Democrat MS Kirsty Williams and the independent MS Dafydd Elis-Thomas.[2]

Drakeford government

10th Devolved Government of Wales
Date formed13 December 2018
People and organisations
MonarchElizabeth II
First MinisterMark Drakeford
Member partyLabour
Liberal Democrats (1)
Independent (1)
Status in legislatureMajority (coalition)
Opposition partyConservative
Opposition leaderPaul Davies
Legislature term(s)5th National Assembly
PredecessorThird Jones government

Between May 2016 and December 2018 the senior tier of ministers were referred to as Cabinet Secretaries and the junior tier as Ministers, from the formation of this government they reverted to their previous titles of Cabinet Ministers and Deputy Ministers respectively.


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2018 Nomination of First Minister
Date: 12 December 2018
Candidate Votes
Mark Drakeford
30 / 56
Paul Davies
12 / 56
Adam Price
(Plaid Cymru)
9 / 56
5 / 56
Source: National Assembly[3]


PortfolioName ConstituencyPartyTerm
First Minister Mark Drakeford MS Cardiff WestLabour2018–
Minister for Finance
Trefnydd (House Leader)
Rebecca Evans MS Gower Labour2018–
Minister for Health and Social Services Vaughan Gething MS Cardiff South and Penarth Labour2016–
Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language The Baroness Morgan of Ely MS Mid & West Wales Labour2018–
Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales Ken Skates MS Clwyd South Labour2016–
Minister for Housing and Local Government Julie James MS Swansea West Labour2018–
Minister for Education Kirsty Williams MS Brecon and Radnorshire Liberal Democrat2016–
Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths MS Wrexham Labour2016–
Brexit Minister
Counsel General for Wales
Jeremy Miles MS Neath Labour2018–

Deputy ministers

PortfolioName ConstituencyPartyTerm
Deputy Minister & Chief Whip Jane Hutt MS Vale of Glamorgan Labour2018–
Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services Julie Morgan MS Cardiff North Labour2018–
Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism The Lord Elis-Thomas MS Dwyfor Meirionnydd Independent2017–
Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport Lee Waters MS Llanelli Labour2018–
Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government Hannah Blythyn MS Delyn Labour2018–

See also


  1. "Mark Drakeford is new Welsh first minister". 12 December 2018 via www.bbc.co.uk.
  2. "Cabinet members and ministers". GOV.WALES.
  3. "Agenda for Plenary on Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 13.30". senedd.assembly.wales. 12 December 2018. Retrieved 17 February 2019.