Everything you need to know about Julie Morgan
Julie Morgan is Cardiff raised and educated. She was born in the city and educated at Dinas Powys Primary School and Howell's School in Cardiff.
She studied at King's College, London, gaining a BA in English in 1965. She also studied at Manchester University and gained a postgraduate diploma in Social Administration (CQSW) from Cardiff University.
Before Julie became an MP, she was a social worker with Barry Social Services, and an assistant director of Barnardo's. She was a South Glamorgan Councillor from 1985 to 1997 and a Cardiff Councillor from 1995.
In 1997 Julie was elected Labour MP for Cardiff North, one of only 13 women ever to have been Welsh MPs to date (read Julie's views on all-women shortlists). Julie worked hard to serve the people of Cardiff North as their MP for 13 years until she lost the seat by a tiny margin of 194 votes in 2010.
Julie's time in the House of Commons
As MP for Cardiff North Julie Morgan was a member of the Justice, Welsh Affairs, and Public Administration Select Committees and of the Parliamentary Labour Party's Women's Group.
She was chair of groups including the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Children in Wales, working with children’s voluntary groups across Wales, the APPG for Gypsy and Traveller Law Reform, and the APPG for Sex Equality (working with the Equality and Human Rights Commission). She was also co-chair of the APPG on Global TB.
Julie presented three Private Member's Bills -- one on banning smoking in public places, one on granting votes at 16, and one on preventing under-18s from using sunbeds which became law in 2010.
Organisations, causes and charities Julie supports
Julie Morgan is a member of the Unite union and was a founder member of the Welsh Refugee Council. She was also a founder member of the Women's Arts Association. She is a patron of Cardiff charity Touch Trust, Advocacy Matters, Pontyclun Bosom Pals, Women Seeking Sanctuary Advocacy Group Wales and the Policy Forum for Wales.
Julie is a trustee of Life for African Mothers, which aims to make birth safer in Africa by providing medicine to help reduce the maternal mortality rate. Closer to home she is vice president of Cardiff's George Thomas Hospice. She is an affiliate member of the Wales Observatory on Human Rights of Children and Young People at Swansea University.