Third Jones government

Third Jones government

8th devolved government of Wales
Date formed 2016
People and organisations
Head of state Elizabeth II
Head of government Carwyn Jones
Member party Labour
Liberal Democrats (1)
Independent (1)
Status in legislature Majority (coalition)
Opposition party Conservative
Opposition leader

Paul Davies (2018present)

Andrew R. T. Davies (20162018)
Legislature term(s) 5th National Assembly for Wales
Predecessor Second Jones government

The third Jones government is a LabourLiberal Democrat coalition government formed after the results of the 2016 general election in Wales. On 14 October 2016, Dafydd Elis-Thomas left Plaid Cymru in order to support the coalition government and to give them a ruling majority, he now sits as an independent in the Welsh Assembly.


First Minister Rt. Hon Carwyn Jones AM 2009–Labour
Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure (2016–17)
Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport (2017–)
Ken Skates AM 2016–Labour
Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport (2016–17)
Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services (2017–)
Vaughan Gething AM2016–Labour
Cabinet Secretary for Education Kirsty Williams AM2016–Liberal Democrats
Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children (2016–17)
Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services (2017–)
Carl Sargeant AM2016–17Labour
Alun Davies AM2017–Labour
Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government (2016–17)
Cabinet Secretary for Finance (2017–)
Mark Drakeford AM 2016–Labour
Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs (2016–17)
Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs (2017–)
Lesley Griffiths AM 2016–Labour
Leader of the House and Chief Whip Jane Hutt AM2016–17Labour
Julie James AM2017–Labour
Minister for Skills and Science Julie James AM2016–17Labour
Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language Alun Davies AM2016–Labour
Rt. Hon Eluned Morgan AM2017–Labour
Minister for Social Services and Public Health (2016–17)
Minister for Children and Social Care (2017–)
Rebecca Evans AM2016–17Labour
Huw Irranca-Davies AM2017–Labour
Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sport Rt. Hon Dafydd Elis-Thomas AM 2017–Independent
Minister for Housing and Regeneration Rebecca Evans AM2017–Labour
Minister for the Environment Hannah Blythyn AM 2017–Labour
Counsel General
Counsel General for Wales Mick Antoniw AM2016–17Labour
Jeremy Miles AM 2017–Labour

See also


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