Julie Morgan MS

Julie Morgan MS was made a patron of Humanists UK for her contribution to advancing human rights, equality, and justice and her humanist contributions to ethical questions in public life.

Welsh Labour politician

Julie Morgan MS, patron of Humanists UK, served as a Labour MP from 1997 to 2010 and has been a Member of the Senedd from 2011. Since campaigning for Jim Callaghan in the 1965 general election, she has had a lifelong commitment to politics in Wales and she continues to be heavily involved in the fields of women’s rights, the welfare of children, and black and minority ethnic and disabled people’s rights. 

Julie worked as a social worker and an assistant director of Barnardo’s before entering Parliament. She was instrumental in the creation of the Welsh Children’s Commissioner role, removing the defence of reasonable punishment and securing significant funding for autism support services across Wales. Julie has long campaigned for a change in the law on assisted dying. She is currently the Deputy Minister for Health and Social Care in Wales where she holds responsibility for social care, mental health provisions and children’s and young people’s rights and entitlements, including the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Julie continues to serve her constituency of Cardiff North and provides support to Humanists UK’s campaigns.