Nia Griffith

Shadow Secretary of State for Wales

Labour MP for Llanelli

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Nia Griffith’s voting in Parliament

Nia Griffith is a Labour MP, and on the vast majority of issues votes the same way as other Labour MPs.

However, Nia Griffith sometimes differs from their party colleagues, such as:

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Nia Griffith has never rebelled against their party in the current parliament. Find out more.

Recent appearances

  • Written Answers — Wales Office: Wales Office: Freedom of Information 21 Jun 2021

    To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, whether his department has has referred any Freedom of Information requests received by his Department to the central Cabinet Office Clearing House on Freedom of Information requests for advice on handling, in the last two years.
  • Wales: Covid-19: Financial Support 19 May 2021

    Families across Wales will have appreciated the recent easing of covid restrictions, made possible, of course, by First Minister Mark Drakeford’s cautious, evidence-driven approach, but rising concerns about new variants of coronavirus remind us that the pandemic has not gone away. The vast majority of people want to play their part to keep us all safe, but the UK Government’s failure to...
  • Wales: Covid-19: Financial Support 19 May 2021

    On a different matter, without delving into the chaos of this Government’s foreign travel policy, the reality for many airlines is that this summer will be nowhere near a return to normal. The whole aviation sector faces irreparable harm. We have already seen Welsh jobs lost in the sector and Aerospace Wales has warned that thousands more are on the line. What sector-specific financial...

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Labour MP for Llanelli

Entered the House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

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Topics of interest

Nia Griffith campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Ministry of Defence
  • Business
  • Innovation and Skills
  • Wales Office
  • Justice
  • Home Department
  • Armed Forces: Housing
  • Defence: Expenditure
  • Defence: Modernisation
  • Departmental Telephone Services
  • AWACS: Procurement

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Wales (since 6 Apr 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Defence (6 Oct 2016 to 6 Apr 2020)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Wales (14 Sep 2015 to 27 Jun 2016)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (15 Jul 2015 to 9 Nov 2015)
  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (28 Nov 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Wales) (7 Oct 2011 to 14 Sep 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (26 Jul 2010 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 22 Nov 2010)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC, Minister of State), Government Equalities Office (13 Nov 2008 to 16 Jan 2009)
  • PPS (Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC, Lord Privy Seal), Leader of the House of Commons (13 Nov 2008 to 30 Dec 2008)
  • PPS (Team PPS), Home Office (16 Oct 2008 to 13 Nov 2008)
  • PPS (Team PPS), HM Treasury (16 Oct 2008 to 13 Nov 2008)
  • PPS (Team PPS), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (4 Aug 2008 to 16 Oct 2008)
  • Member, Draft Marine Bill (Joint Committee) (9 May 2008 to 22 Jul 2008)
  • PPS (Mr Phil Woolas, Minister of State), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (25 Oct 2007 to 4 Aug 2008)
  • PPS (Team PPS), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (11 Oct 2007 to 25 Oct 2007)
  • PPS (Team PPS), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (26 Jul 2007 to 26 Jul 2007)
  • PPS (Mr Phil Woolas, Minister of State), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (23 Jul 2007 to 11 Oct 2007)
  • PPS (Team PPS), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (16 Jul 2007 to 23 Jul 2007)
  • PPS (Mr Phil Woolas, Minister of State ), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (28 Jun 2007 to 16 Jul 2007)
  • Member, Draft Climate Change Bill (Joint Committee) (18 Mar 2007 to 3 Aug 2007)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (17 Jul 2006 to 6 Nov 2007)
  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (17 Jul 2005 to 6 May 2010)
  • Member, European Scrutiny Committee (28 Jun 2005 to 6 Nov 2007)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 14 Jun 2021.

6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year
Smallholding in Carmarthenshire: (i).
10. Family members engaged in lobbying the public sector on behalf of a third party or client
My brother in law, Philip Brady, is a freelance public relations consultant. (Registered 02 June 2015)

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