Party: Welsh Labour
Lynne Neagle was elected as a Labour and Co-operative Assembly Member
Lynne Neagle was born in Merthyr Tydfil 1968 and was educated at Cyfarthfa High School, then Reading University, where she studied French and Italian. She is married to Huw Lewis, Assembly Member for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney, and has two sons.
Prior to her election to the Assembly in 1999, Lynne held a number of posts within the voluntary sector in Wales, working for organisations such as Shelter Cymru, Mind and the CAB. She was Carers Development Officer with Voluntary Action Cardiff and also worked as a researcher for Glenys Kinnock MEP.
Lynne was a long-serving chair of the Labour Group in the Assembly until 2008. Her political interests include health, housing, social services, Europe and the future of the valleys in south Wales. She has led high profile campaigns on issues like MMR uptake and disabled children’s services.