Mair Eluned Morgan, Baroness Morgan of Ely (born 16 February 1967), is the shadow minister for Wales in the House of Lords and speaks on behalf of the Labour Party. She is also a shadow whip in the Lords. In May 2016 she was elected from the Mid and West Wales regional list as an Assembly Member in the National Assembly of Wales.
Eluned Morgan was born and brought up in Ely, Cardiff, the daughter of Revd Canon Bob Morgan OBE and Elaine Morgan. Educated at Glantaf Welsh language comprehensive school, she won a scholarship to the United World College of the Atlantic and gained a degree in European Studies from the University of Hull. Eluned formerly worked as a researcher for S4C and the BBC.
In 1990 she worked as a stagiaire in the European Parliament.
In 1994 Morgan was elected as a Member of the European Parliament representing Mid and West Wales. At the time she was the youngest MEP when she took up her seat. She continued as an MEP representing the Wales being elected at both the 1999 and 2005 elections.
Eluned Morgan served as the budget control spokesperson for the 180 strong Socialist Group. She was also the Labour Party's European spokesperson on Energy, Industry and Science. She was responsible for drafting the European Parliament's response to the Energy Green Paper and also took the lead role in negotiating on behalf of the Parliament the revision of the Electricity Directive.
She stood down at the 2009 European Parliament elections.
On leaving the Parliament she worked as the Director of National Development for SSE in Wales (SWALEC) from 2009 to June 2013 where she was responsible for establishing the new SWALEC Smart Energy Centre in Treforest.
On 19 November 2010 it was announced that Morgan had been granted a life peerage and would sit on the Labour benches of the House of Lords, and was gazetted on 27 January 2011 as Baroness Morgan of Ely, of Ely in the City of Cardiff.
In 2015 Morgan was selected as a candidate for the 2016 National Assembly for Wales election on the Mid and West Wales regional list. On 5 May 2016 she was elected from the regional list as an Assembly Member in the National Assembly of Wales.
Eluned Morgan served on the Welsh Labour Party Executive for ten years and was appointed to the Welsh Assembly Advisory Group which was responsible for developing the standing orders of the National Assembly of Wales. She was a founding member of the Yes for Wales Cross party group which campaigned for the Assembly to be established.
Eluned Morgan is a Fellow of Trinity College Carmarthen and is an Honorary Distinguished Professor of Cardiff University. She served on the Board of the International Baccalaureate Organisation for three years. She was the Chair of the Cardiff Business Partnership. She is a member of the External Advisory Board to the Wales Governance Centre. She served on the Council of Atlantic College. She a Governor of Live Music Now.