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Jeremy Miles was born and brought up in a working-class family in Pontarddulais, near Swansea. Growing up as a young gay man in the 80s forged his political values, instilling in him the importance of fighting for equality and fairness.

Jeremy read law at New College, Oxford, and after graduating taught law at Warsaw University. He later practised as a solicitor in London, and held senior legal and commercial posts for major TV companies, including for ITV and NBC Universal. Upon returning to live in Wales, Jeremy set up his own consultancy, working with clients in the broadcast and digital sectors.

Jeremy was first elected to the Senedd - then the Welsh Assembly - in 2016. He was elected as Leader of Welsh Labour in March 2024. He continues to serve as the Senedd member for Neath.
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this brief introduced a raft of transformational policies. This included providing universal free school meals for all primary school children in Wales, new rules for cheaper school uniforms, and the first increase in the Education Maintenance Allowance in 20 years, to address cost-of-living pressures on further education students. He also led the rollout of Wales’ brand new, world-leading Curriculum for Wales.

Prior to his role as Education Minister, Jeremy spearheaded the Welsh Government’s response to the UK’s departure from the European Union, and during the pandemic led on Wales’ post-Covid planning.

As leader of Welsh Labour, Jeremy’s vision is of a Wales where all can live well and feel at home; where the next generation inherits prosperity and grows up in a fairer, greener and inclusive country where no one is left behind.