Shadow Secretary of State for Wales

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Shadow Secretary of State for Wales
Official portrait of Nia Griffith MP.jpg
Nia Griffith

since 6 April 2020
Appointer Leader of the Opposition
Inaugural holder Nicholas Edwards

List of Shadow Secretaries of State for Wales

NamePortraitEntered officeLeft officePolitical partyConstituency
Nicholas Edwards Portrait Placeholder.png 18 February 19754 May 1979Conservative Pembrokeshire
John Morris Official portrait of Lord Morris of Aberavon crop 2.jpg 4 May 197914 June 1979Labour Aberavon
Alec Jones Portrait Placeholder.png 14 June 197920 March 1983Labour Rhondda
Denzil Davies Portrait Placeholder.png 20 March 198331 October 1983Labour Llanelli
Barry Jones Official portrait of Lord Jones crop 2.jpg 31 October 198313 July 1987Labour Alyn and Deeside
Alan Williams Portrait Placeholder.png 13 July 19879 January 1989Labour Swansea West
Barry Jones Official portrait of Lord Jones crop 2.jpg 9 January 198918 July 1992Labour Alyn and Deeside
Ann Clwyd Official portrait of Ann Clwyd crop 2.jpg 18 July 199221 October 1993Labour Cynon Valley
Ron Davies Rondavies1998.jpg 21 October 19932 May 1997Labour Carrphilly
William Hague William Hague (cropped).jpg 2 May 199719 June 1997Conservative Richmond
Michael Ancram Official portrait of The Marquess of Lothian crop 2.jpg 19 June 19971 June 1998Conservative Devizes
Liam Fox Official portrait of Dr Liam Fox crop 2.jpg 1 June 199815 June 1999Conservative Woodspring
Sir George Young Official portrait of Lord Young of Cookham, 2020.jpg 15 June 199926 September 2000Conservative North West Hampshire
Angela Browning Official portrait of Baroness Browning crop 2.jpg 26 September 200018 September 2001Conservative Tiverton and Honiton
Nigel Evans Official portrait of Mr Nigel Evans crop 2.jpg 18 September 200111 November 2003Conservative Ribble Valley
Bill Wiggin Official portrait of Bill Wiggin MP crop 2.jpg 11 November 20036 December 2005Conservative Leominster
Cheryl Gillan Official portrait of Rt Hon Dame Cheryl Gillan MP crop 2.jpg 6 December 200511 May 2010Conservative Chesham and Amersham
Peter Hain Official portrait of Lord Hain crop 2, 2019.jpg 11 May 201015 May 2012Labour Neath
Owen Smith Official portrait of Owen Smith crop 2.jpg 15 May 201214 September 2015Labour Pontypridd
Nia Griffith Official portrait of Nia Griffith MP crop 2.jpg 14 September 2015 27 June 2016 Labour Llanelli
Paul Flynn Portrait Placeholder.png 3 July 20166 October 2016Labour Newport West
Jo Stevens Official portrait of Jo Stevens MP crop 2.jpg 6 October 201627 January 2017Labour Cardiff Central
Christina Rees Official portrait of Christina Rees MP crop 2.jpg 9 February 201706 April 2020Labour Neath
Nia Griffith Official portrait of Nia Griffith MP crop 2.jpg 06 April 2020IncumbentLabour Llanelli