|The Right Honourable|
Alun Edward Michael
May 12, 1999 – February 9, 2000
|Preceded by||(new post)|
|Succeeded by||Rhodri Morgan|
1999 – 2000
|Preceded by||new seat|
|Succeeded by||Delyth Evans|
Member of Parliament
for Cardiff South and Penarth
|Assumed office |
11 June 1987
|Preceded by||James Callaghan|
|Majority||9,237 (25. The Right Honourable (abbreviated as The Rt Hon) is an Honorific prefix that is traditionally applied to certain The First Minister ( Prif Weinidog) is the leader of the Welsh Assembly Government, Wales ' devolved administration which was established in 1999 Events 1191 - Richard I of England marries Berengaria of Navarre. Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) Events 474 - Zeno crowned as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. Rt Hon Hywel Rhodri Morgan AM (born 29 September 1939) is a Welsh Politician; the Labour National Assembly for The National Assembly for Wales (Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru is a devolved assembly with power to make legislation in Wales. Constituencies Distribution of additional members Former Constituencies 1999 to 2007 Delyth Evans born 17 March 1958 Cardiff was the Labour National Assembly for Wales member for Mid and West Wales 2000-03 Cardiff South and Penarth (De Caerdydd a Phenarth is a Borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom Events 1184 BC - Trojan War: Troy is sacked and burned according to the calculations of Eratosthenes. Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar) Leonard James Callaghan Baron Callaghan of Cardiff, KG, PC (27 March 1912 – 26 March 2005 was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1976 to 1979 0%)|
|Born||22 August 1943 |
|Political party||Labour Co-operative|
|Alma mater||Keele University|
Alun Edward Michael JP MP (born August 22, 1943) is a Welsh politician. Events 392 - Arbogast has Eugenius elected Western Roman Emperor. Year 1943 ( MCMXLIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Bryngwran is a village on the A5 road across Anglesey in North Wales. History There are numerous Megalithic monuments and Menhirs present on Anglesey testifying to the presence of mankind in prehistory The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Labour Co-operative describes those candidates in British elections standing on behalf of both the Labour Party and the Co-operative Party, based on a national Alma mater is Latin for "nourishing mother" It was used in Ancient Rome as a title for the mother Goddess, and in Medieval Keele University is a research-intensive Campus university located near Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire, England. Anglicanism is a tradition of Christian faith Churches in this tradition either have historical connections to the Church of England or have similar beliefs A Justice of the Peace ( JP) is a Puisne Judicial officer appointed by means of a commission to keep the peace A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a Parliament. Events 392 - Arbogast has Eugenius elected Western Roman Emperor. Year 1943 ( MCMXLIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. He is Labour and Co-operative Member of Parliament for Cardiff South and Penarth. The Wales Labour Party, also known as Welsh Labour (Llafur Cymru is the part of the Labour Party which operates in Wales. The Co-operative Party is a democratic socialist Political party in the United Kingdom committed to supporting and representing co-operative A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a Parliament. Cardiff South and Penarth (De Caerdydd a Phenarth is a Borough constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom He has been a member of the Privy Council since 1998. Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council is a body of advisors to the British Sovereign. Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar)
Michael was born at Bryngwran Anglesey, son of Leslie and Betty Michael. History There are numerous Megalithic monuments and Menhirs present on Anglesey testifying to the presence of mankind in prehistory He attended Colwyn Bay Grammar School and Keele University. Keele University is a research-intensive Campus university located near Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire, England.
He was Community Education Officer from 1971 to 1987, and was also a Reporter on the South Wales Echo. The South Wales Echo is a daily Newspaper distributed in South Wales. He became a JP in 1972 and chaired the Cardiff Juvenile Bench before entering Parliament. He was a Cardiff City councillor from 1973 to 1989.
He became an MP at the 1987 general election, inheriting a safe Labour seat from former Prime Minister James Callaghan. Results |} All parties gaining over 500 votes listed Campaign and policies The Conservatives' campaign emphasized lower taxes a strong economy and defence This article is about the government position For other uses see Prime Minister (disambiguation. Leonard James Callaghan Baron Callaghan of Cardiff, KG, PC (27 March 1912 – 26 March 2005 was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1976 to 1979 With Labour's landslide victory in the 1997 general election, he became Minister of State and Deputy Home Secretary in the Home Office. Results The election was fought under new boundaries with a net increase of eight seats compared to the 1992 election The Home Office is the United Kingdom government department responsible for security and order He was responsible for steering the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 through the House of Commons. The Crime and Disorder Act 1998 is a United Kingdom Act of Parliament. The House of Commons' is the Lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which also comprises the Sovereign and the House of Lords Amongst other things, this Act introduced ASBOs or Anti-social Behaviour Orders and statutory crime reduction partnerships. He was also responsible for the Government policy on the voluntary and community sector, and introduced the "compact" process to achieve partnership between Government and that sector.
Also in 1998, following the resignation of Ron Davies, he was made Secretary of State for Wales, and later on First Secretary (the title would be updated to First Minister in October 2000) and leader of the Labour Party in the National Assembly for Wales. Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) Ronald Davies (born 6 August 1946 is a Welsh Politician, former Secretary of State for Wales, former Member of Parliament and former member The Secretary of State for Wales (Ysgrifennydd Gwladol Cymru is the head of the Wales Office within the United Kingdom cabinet. The First Minister ( Prif Weinidog) is the leader of the Welsh Assembly Government, Wales ' devolved administration which was established in 1999 October 2000: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - The National Assembly for Wales (Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru is a devolved assembly with power to make legislation in Wales. While he was the favoured candidate of the Westminster government for this role, he was less popular within Wales, and resigned in favour of Rhodri Morgan after opposition parties forced a vote of "no confidence" over the availability of Objective 1 funding from the European Union. Rt Hon Hywel Rhodri Morgan AM (born 29 September 1939) is a Welsh Politician; the Labour National Assembly for A motion of no confidence (also vote of no confidence, censure motion, no-confidence motion, or confidence motion) is a Parliamentary motion The Regional policy of the European Union (EU is a policy with the stated aim of improving the Economic Well-being of certain regions The European Union ( EU) is a political and economic union of twenty-seven member states, located primarily in
In 2001, he was appointed Minister of State for Rural Affairs and Local Environmental Quality, a post within DEFRA. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. Minister of State is a title borne by politicians or officials in certain countries governed under a Parliamentary system. The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs ( Defra) is the United Kingdom government department responsible for environmental protection He was the minister most closely connected with a ban on hunting with dogs, for which he attracted much criticism from hunt supporters. Fox hunting is an activity involving the tracking chase and sometimes killing of a fox traditionally a Red fox, by trained Foxhounds or other Scent hounds Michael was also criticised for the way he cited scientific research in Parliamentary debates, after citing the research of Sir Patrick Bateson as "incontrovertible" proof of need for a total ban, Sir Patrick replied, "Only somebody who was scientifically illiterate could argue that evidence from a new area of research was 'incontrovertible'" but Michael hit back saying that Bateson had misunderstood the way his work had been cited. Sir Patrick Bateson, FRS (born 31 March 1938) is an English biologist and science writer Incontrovertible evidence is a colloquial term for evidence introduced to prove a fact that is supposed to be so conclusive that there can be no other truth as to the matter  .
In 2004, he presided over the enactment of the Hunting Act which banned hare-coursing, beagling, fox hunting, mink and stag hunting in the UK from February 2005. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " The Hunting Act 2004 is an Act of the UK Parliament passed in 2004 Hare coursing is the pursuit of Hares with Greyhounds and other Sighthounds which chase the hare by sight and not by scent Beagling is the Hunting of Hares Rabbits and occasionally Foxes with Beagles A Beagle pack (20-40 Hounds is usually Fox hunting is an activity involving the tracking chase and sometimes killing of a fox traditionally a Red fox, by trained Foxhounds or other Scent hounds There are two living species of " mink," the American Mink and the European Mink. February 2005: ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August At the time this law was being debated, and immediately after it was passed, Michael maintained his visits to rural areas despite threats and protest, but withdrew from the event to launch the "Right to Roam" stating that access to the countryside was too important to be interrupted by pro-hunt protestors whose plans could put the public at risk. The freedom to roam, or everyman's right is a term describing the general public's right to access certain public or privately owned land for recreation and Exercise Michael maintained that hunting was a "peripheral issue" citing social and economic issues in rural areas as "the day job". In 2004, he formally approved the order designating the New Forest as a National Park. The New Forest is an area of southern England which includes the largest remaining tracts of unenclosed pasture land heathland and Forest in the heavily-populated A national park is a reserve of land usually declared and owned by a national Government, protected from most Human development and pollution
Michael retained his seat in the 2005 general election, and was moved to a ministerial post in the Department of Trade and Industry as Minister of State for Industry and the Regions. Results Overview For events leading up to the date of the election see article Pre-election day events of the United Kingdom general The Department of Trade and Industry was a United Kingdom government department which was disbanded with the announcement of the creation of the Department for Business He lost his ministerial position in the Cabinet reshuffle in May 2006 and has thus returned to the backbenches. In the Parliamentary system a cabinet shuffle or reshuffle is an informal term for an event that occurs when a Head of government rotates or changes the For other meanings see Backbench A backbencher is a Member of Parliament (MP or a legislator who does not hold governmental
Michael's former assistant, Lorraine Barrett, is the Welsh Assembly member for Cardiff South and Penarth. Lorraine Barrett AM (born 18 March 1950 is a Labour Co-operative Member of the Welsh Assembly for Cardiff South and Penarth
Michael is a supporter of Somaliland and advocates for its diplomatic recognition. Diplomatic recognition in international law is a unilateral political act with domestic and international legal consequences whereby a state acknowledges an act
Michael married in 1966 Mary Sophia Crawley, who was also at Keele University. They had five children.
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
|Member of Parliament for Cardiff South and Penarth|
|Secretary of State for Wales|
|National Assembly for Wales|
|Assembly Member for Mid and West Wales|
1999 – 2000
|Leader of the Welsh Labour Party|
1999 – 2000
|First Secretary to the National Assembly for Wales|