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Jane Hutt was elected as the first AM for the Vale of Glamorgan in 1999 and moved to Barry with her family in 2000. She stands for the Welsh Labour Party.
Educated at University of Kent, London School of Economics and Bristol University, Jane spent part of her childhood in Uganda and Kenya. She has lived and worked in Wales since 1972. With Welsh speaking grandparents, originating from North Wales, Jane has a lifelong commitment to Wales and is a Welsh learner.
Jane became the first national coordinator of Welsh Women’s Aid in 1978 and was a founder of South Glamorgan Women’s Workshop. She went on to become the first director of the Tenant Participation Advisory Service (TPAS Wales) and was subsequently director of Chwarae Teg (Fair Play).
From 1981 to 1993 Jane was a Member of South Glamorgan County Council representing the Riverside Ward in Cardiff. She stood for Parliament in 2003 in Cardiff North.
Between 1999 and 2005 Jane served as Minister for Health and Social Services in the Welsh Government. Then from 2005 to 2007, Jane was Minister for Assembly Business and Chief Whip. In the first cabinet of the Third Assembly she was appointed Minister for Budget and Assembly Business. In the coalition Cabinet announced on 19 July 2007 she became Minister for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills. In December 2009 she was appointed Minister for Business and Budget, and following re-election in May 2011 was appointed Minister for Finance and Leader of the House.
Jane is the author of 'Opening the Town Hall Door – an Introduction to Local Government' and 'Making Opportunities – a Guide for Women and Employers' (Bedford Square Press).
Jane is an honorary fellow of UWIC and a member of UNISON.