Ben Morgan Lake (born Glangwili 22 January 1993) is a Plaid Cymru politician and the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ceredigion constituency.
Lake was born and brought up in Lampeter, the son of a policeman and a council worker. He attended Ffynnonbedr Primary School and Ysgol Bro Pedr. After graduating from the Trinity College, Oxford with an undergraduate degree in History and Politics, and a Master’s degree in Modern British and European History, he became a Research Officer in the National Assembly for Wales. He is a fluent Welsh speaker.
Lake won the Ceredigion at the United Kingdom general election 2017, gaining the seat from Liberal Democrat Mark Williams with 11,623 (29.2%) of the vote. Lake is Plaid's youngest ever MP at the age of 24 and is currently the youngest MP in Wales.
Lake is currently the Plaid Cymru spokesperson at Westminster for the Environment, Food, Rural Affairs, Education, Skills, Health, Communities, Local Government, Culture, Media, Sport and Constitutional Affairs. Lake was appointed a member of the Welsh Affairs Committee in September 2017. He is a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on State Pension Inequality for Women.
Lake gave his support to a second referendum on the terms of Brexit.
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