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Government of the 1st (1999)
Government of the 2nd (2003)
Government of the 3rd (2007)

The 3rd National Assembly for Wales convened after the 2007 election. The Assembly first met on 9 May when Dafydd Elis-Thomas was appointed as the Presiding Officer.

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Third Morgan government

Third Morgan government (25 May 2007– 19 July 2007) was a Labour minority government.

Having won the largest number of seats in the general election - 26 out of 60 - the Labour party sought to form a coalition, however this was not possible as all of the other parties discussing a possible coalition against Labour, they chose to go into minority government. Rhodri Morgan was re-elected First Minister on 26 May 2007.

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Cabinet

Office Name Term Party
First Minister Rhodri Morgan 2007 Labour
Minister for Budget and Business Management Jane Hutt 2007 Labour
Minister for Economy and Transport Brian Gibbons 2007 Labour
Minister for Education, Culture and the Welsh Language Carwyn Jones 2007 Labour
Minister for Health and Social Services Edwina Hart 2007 Labour
Minister for Social Justice and Public Service Delivery Andrew Davies 2007 Labour
Minister for Sustainability and Rural Development Jane Davidson 2007 Labour

Junior ministers

Office Name Term Party
Deputy Minister for Assembly Business Carl Sargeant 2007 Labour
Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport Huw Lewis 2007 Labour
Deputy Minister for Education, Culture and Welsh Language John Griffiths 2007 Labour
Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services Gwenda Thomas 2007 Labour
Deputy Minister for Social Justice and Public Service Delivery Leighton Andrews 2007 Labour

Fourth Morgan government

The Fourth Morgan government ([9 July, 2007–9, December 2009) is a Labour/Plaid Cymru coalition government.

After the collapse of coalition talks between Plaid Cymru, Conservative Party and Liberal Democrats the Labour party started talks with Plaid Cymru they reached an agreement One Wales, the new cabinet was appointed on 19 July 2007.

Cabinet

Office Name Term Party
First Minister Rhodri Morgan 2007–2009 Labour
Deputy First Minister

Minister for Economy and Transport

Ieuan Wyn Jones 2007–2009 Plaid Cymru
Minister for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills Jane Hutt 2007–2009 Labour
Minister for Environment, Sustainability and Housing Jane Davidson 2007–2009 Labour
Minister for Finance and Public Service Delivery Andrew Davies 2007–2009 Labour
Minister for Health and Social Services Edwina Hart 2007–2009 Labour
Minister for Heritage Rhodri Glyn Thomas 2007–2008 Plaid Cymru
Alun Ffred Jones 2008–2009 Plaid Cymru
Minister for Rural Affairs Elin Jones 2007–2009 Plaid Cymru
Minister for Social Justice and Local Government Brian Gibbons 2007–2009 Labour
Office holders given special provisions to attend Cabinet
Leader of the House

Counsel General for Wales

Carwyn Jones 2007–2009 Labour
Chief Whip Carl Sargeant 2007–2009 Labour

Junior ministers

Office Name Term Party
Deputy Minister for Skills John Griffiths 2007–2009 Labour
Deputy Minister for Regeneration Leighton Andrews 2007–2009 Labour
Deputy Minister for Housing Jocelyn Davies 2007–2009 Plaid Cymru
Deputy Minister for Social Services Gwenda Thomas 2007–2009 Labour

Jones government

The Jones government (9 December 2009, 2009–) is a continuation of the previous Labour/Plaid Cymru coalition government.

Following Rhodri Morgans decision to retire a leadership contest was held for the position of Welsh Labour Leader, the election was subsequently Carwyn Jones who was confirmed leader on 1 December 2009 and as First Minister on 09, December 2009.

Cabinet

Office Name Term Party
First Minister Carwyn Jones 2009– Labour
Deputy First Minister

Minister for Economy and Transport

Ieuan Wyn Jones 2009– Plaid Cymru
Minister for Children, Education and Lifelong Learning Leighton Andrews 2009– Labour
Minister for Environment, Sustainability and Housing Jane Davidson 2009– Labour
Minister for Business and Budget Jane Hutt 2009– Labour
Minister for Health and Social Services Edwina Hart 2009– Labour
Minister for Heritage Alun Ffred Jones 2009– Plaid Cymru
Minister for Rural Affairs Elin Jones 2009– Plaid Cymru
Minister for Social Justice and Local Government Carl Sargeant 2009– Labour
Counsel General for Wales John Griffiths 2009– Labour
Office holders given special provisions to attend Cabinet
Chief Whip Janice Gregory 2009– Labour

Junior ministers

Office Name Term Party
Deputy Minister for Children Huw Lewis 2009– Labour
Deputy Minister for Housing and Regeneration Jocelyn Davies 2009– Plaid Cymru
Deputy Minister for Science, Innovation and Skills Lesley Griffiths 2009– Labour
Deputy Minister for Social Services Gwenda Thomas 2009– Labour

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