Leighton Andrews, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Leighton Andrews

Welsh Labour politician

Date of Birth: 11-Aug-1957

Place of Birth: Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Profession: politician

Nationality: Wales

Zodiac Sign: Leo

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About Leighton Andrews

  • Leighton Andrews (born 11 August 1957) is an academic and former Welsh Labour politician.
  • He was the National Assembly for Wales member for Rhondda from 2003 until 2016, and was Minister for Children, Education & Lifelong Learning from 2009 to 2011, then Minister for Education and Skills in the Welsh Government until his resignation on 25 June 2013 after an alleged conflict between his own departmental policy and his active campaigning to save a school in his constituency.On 11 September 2014 he returned to the government as Minister for Public Services, against a background of funding cuts and proposals from the Williams Commission for changes including extensive reform of local government boundaries.In May 2019 he left the Labour Party amid concerns over leader Jeremy Corbyn's Brexit policy, and his handling of the anti-Semitism crisis in the party.

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