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|Member of Parliament |
for Ynys Môn
Assumed office |
7 June 2001
|Preceded by||Ieuan Wyn Jones|
10 August 1959|
Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey, Wales
|Political party||Welsh Labour|
|Alma mater||University of York|
Albert Owen (born 10 August 1959) is a Welsh Labour Party politician and Member of Parliament (MP) for Ynys Môn. He took the seat in the 2001 election from Plaid Cymru with a margin of exactly eight hundred votes and has retained the seat at the four subsequent general elections. He is a member of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee, having also served on the Welsh Affairs Select Committee and the International Development Committee. He is also a member of the Speaker's Panel of Chairs and is vice-chair of the all-party parliamentary group on cancer 
Like most of his hometown Holyhead, including the Labour MEP Glenys Kinnock, he attended the Holyhead County Comprehensive School. He left when he was sixteen for a career in the Merchant Navy, and was a seaman until 1992. In 1995, he became an advisor in the Citizens Advice Bureau, specialising in welfare rights, and from 1997 to 2001 he managed the J. E. O'Toole Centre in Holyhead – a centre dedicated to the welfare, education and leisure of unemployed workers in Holyhead. In 1999, he unsuccessfully stood for the Labour party in the Welsh Assembly elections. From the University of York he gained a BA in Politics in 1997.
Albert has rebelled against the Labour Party's political whip on certain occasions including notably:
He married Angela Margaret Magee. They have two daughters (born January 1985 and August 1986). He is a supporter of Everton Football Club. He said "I have a passion for football. I remember, as a young man in the 1970s, watching Wales play Northern Ireland at Goodison Park, my favourite football team’s stadium."
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
Ieuan Wyn Jones
| Member of Parliament for Ynys Môn