Shadow Secretary of State for Wales


Shadow Secretary of State for Wales
Incumbent
Nia Griffith

since 6 April 2020
AppointerLeader of the Opposition
Inaugural holderNicholas Edwards
Formation1975

List of Shadow Secretaries of State for Wales


Name Portrait Entered office Left office Political party Constituency
Nicholas Edwards 18 February 1975 4 May 1979 Conservative Pembrokeshire
John Morris 4 May 1979 14 June 1979 Labour Aberavon
Alec Jones 14 June 1979 20 March 1983 Labour Rhondda
Denzil Davies 20 March 1983 31 October 1983 Labour Llanelli
Barry Jones 31 October 1983 13 July 1987 Labour Alyn and Deeside
Alan Williams 13 July 1987 9 January 1989 Labour Swansea West
Barry Jones 9 January 1989 18 July 1992 Labour Alyn and Deeside
Ann Clwyd 18 July 1992 21 October 1993 Labour Cynon Valley
Ron Davies 21 October 1993 2 May 1997 Labour Carrphilly
William Hague 2 May 1997 19 June 1997 Conservative Richmond
Michael Ancram 19 June 1997 1 June 1998 Conservative Devizes
Liam Fox 1 June 1998 15 June 1999 Conservative Woodspring
Sir George Young 15 June 1999 26 September 2000 Conservative North West Hampshire
Angela Browning 26 September 2000 18 September 2001 Conservative Tiverton and Honiton
Nigel Evans 18 September 2001 11 November 2003 Conservative Ribble Valley
Bill Wiggin 11 November 2003 6 December 2005 Conservative Leominster
Cheryl Gillan 6 December 2005 11 May 2010 Conservative Chesham and Amersham
Peter Hain 11 May 2010 15 May 2012 Labour Neath
Owen Smith 15 May 2012 14 September 2015 Labour Pontypridd
Nia Griffith 14 September 2015 27 June 2016 Labour Llanelli
Paul Flynn 3 July 2016 6 October 2016 Labour Newport West
Jo Stevens 6 October 2016 27 January 2017 Labour Cardiff Central
Christina Rees 9 February 2017 06 April 2020 Labour Neath
Nia Griffith 06 April 2020 Incumbent Labour Llanelli