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Vaughan Gething AM

Title: The Deputy Minister for Health

Party: Welsh Labour

Constituency: Cardiff South and Penarth

Contact information

Office Address: 
Ground Floor
Mount Stuart House
Mount Stuart Square
Butetown, Cardiff
CF10 5FQ

Assembly Address: 
National Assembly for Wales
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1NA

Phone:  029 2045 2072


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Term of Office

  • 06/05/2011 -

Membership of Cross Party Groups

Additional Information

The Deputy Minister for Health


Vaughan Gething was elected as a Labour and Co-operative Assembly Member


Personal history


Vaughan Gething was born in Zambia and brought up in Dorset. He was educated at Aberystwyth and Cardiff universities, and now lives in Butetown with his wife Michelle. Vaughan is a largely retired cricketer and a fan of both rugby and football.


Professional background


Vaughan is a solicitor and former partner at Thompsons. He is a member of the GMB and Unite unions, and was the youngest ever President of the TUC in Wales. He has previously served as a county councillor and school governor. He has also been a community service volunteer – supporting and caring for a student with cerebral palsy, and is former president of NUS Wales.


Political history


Between 1999 and 2001, Vaughan worked as a researcher to former AMs Val Feld and Lorraine Barrett. Between 1999 and 2001, Vaughan was the chair of Right to Vote – a cross-party project to encourage greater participation from black minority ethnic communities in Welsh public life.




Vaughan is a former school governor and a member of the Co-operative Party and he’s a patron of SEF Cymru and Vice President of the Penarth Sea Cadets.


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