Julie Morgan was born in Cardiff and educated at Dinas Powys Primary School, Howell’s School in Cardiff, King’s College London, the University of Manchester and Cardiff University. She has a BA Hons in English and a postgraduate diploma in Social Administration.


In 1997 Julie was elected as MP for Cardiff North – one of only 13 women ever to have been Welsh MPs (to date) and the first woman to have represented Cardiff in Westminster. She was MP for Cardiff North for 13 years until she narrowly lost the seat by 194 votes in 2010.


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.


Julie was elected as the Assembly Member for Cardiff North in 2011.

At the Welsh Assembly Government, Julie is a member of the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee and the Children, Young People and Education Committee.

She is also a member of Cross-Party Groups on children, cancer, justice and unions.

A supporter of VCS since its earliest days, in October 2017 she succeeded her late husband Rhodri as an Honorary Vice President of the charity.