About Eluned

Eluned has served as a Member of the House of Lords since 2011 and as a Member of the Senedd  since 2016. She was previously Minister for the Welsh Language from 2017 to 2021, Minister for Mental Health and Well-being from 2020 to 2021, and a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from 1994 to 2009.

From 2013–2016, Eluned served as the Shadow Minister for Wales in the House of Lords, and from 2014 to 2016 she served as Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and also as a whip. She was granted a peerage in 2011 and is formally known as Baroness Morgan of Ely. She was responsible for leading for Labour in the House of Lords on the EU Referendum Bill and led for Labour on two Wales Bills.

Eluned is a former Member of the European Parliament who represented Wales for the Labour Party from 1994 to 2009. In this role she became the Labour spokesperson on industry, science and energy and spokesperson for the 200 strong Socialist Group on Budget Control matters. She authored the Green Paper on energy on behalf of the Parliament and led its discussions on the Electricity Directive where she ensured new rights for consumers and demanded that Member States of the EU addressed the issue of fuel poverty.

From late 2009 until July 2013, Eluned worked as the Director of National Business Development in Wales for SSE (SWALEC) one of the UK’s largest energy companies. She was responsible for the establishment of the SWALEC Smart Energy Centre in Treforest. She was also appointed as the Chair of the Cardiff Business Partnership. 

Eluned’s political career started at the age of 27 when she was elected as the youngest Member of the European Parliament in 1994. She was only the fifth woman elected to a full-time political position in the history of Wales, and the first full-time politician in Wales to have a baby whilst in office.

Initially, she represented the constituency of Mid and West Wales, and was subsequently re-elected in 1999 and 2004 under the new proportional representation system representing the whole of Wales