Cross Party Group

Race Equality


Cross-party Group on Race Equality




To provide a cross-party forum to discuss race related issues, including all aspects of race discrimination affecting Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) individuals and communities in Wales.


To support the formulation of a cross-party approach to addressing the disparity relating to representation of BAME people across all political parties, public appointments and propose targets to tackle racial inclusion and diversity.


To consider issues of importance to BAME people in Wales and determine the policy implications; and to afford an active forum for representatives from relevant organisations to meet with AMs to discuss areas of concern.


To increase the coverage of race and equality issues in the Welsh Assembly; to update AM’s and members on race equality issues and up-to-date research; and to connect the group with race equality organisations and trade unions through structures of the Wales TUC.




Chair: John Griffiths AM


Secretary: Judge Ray Singh


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Cross-Party Group Documentation:


Minutes of previous meetings


Annual Reports and Financial Statements



  • Ali Abdi - Race Council Cymru
  • Jim Alexis - Windrush Elders
  • Rhydell Bennet - SRtRC
  • Patience Bentu - Race Council Cymru
  • Hilary Brown - Virgo Consultancy Services
  • Emily Daly - International School Linking
  • Alison Burrowes - PCS
  • Rocio Cifuentes - Ethnic Youth Support Team
  • Suzy Davies MS
  • Kay Denyer - Race Council Cymru
  • Adeola Dewis - Race Council Cymru
  • Adele Dunstan - Race Council Cymru
  • Suzanne Duval - Awetu
  • Humie Webbe
  • John Griffiths MS
  • Uzo Iwobi OBE - Race Council Cymru
  • Joanne Maksymiuk-King - Race Council Cymru
  • Menai Owen-Jones - The Pituitary Foundation
  • Maria Mesa - Women Connect First
  • Tamasree Mukhpadhyay - KIRAN
  • Claudia Ortiz - Race Council Cymru
  • Dr. Sibani Roy - NWAMI
  • Bethan Sayed MS
  • Geoffrey Simons - KIRAN
  • Shahien Taj - Henna Foundation
  • Leila Usmani - Race Alliance Wales
  • Ginger Wiegand - Ethnic Minorities & Youth Support Team Wales (EYST Wales)



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