Huw T. Edwards

British Labour and Welsh Socialism

Paul Ward

Huw T. Edwards

Paul Ward

Distributed for University of Wales Press

185 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2011
Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780708323281 Published April 2011 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
E-book $25.00 ISBN: 9780708323298 Will Publish October 2019 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

This book is the first full-length biography of Huw T. Edwards (1929–70), a key figure in the Welsh labor movement who was known in the 1950s as the “unofficial Prime Minister of Wales.” Paul Ward explores Edwards’s working-class origins, his growing involvement with trade unions and other political activities, and his eventual place in the high reaches of the Welsh establishment, which included a role as Welsh representative to the BBC, a seat on the Welsh Tourist Board, and the presidency of the Welsh Language Society.




1. Born in the Mountains

2. Western Front and Home Front

3. Union and Unemployment

4. The People’s War

5. Attlee’s Wales

6. The Unofficial Prime Minister

7. Two Resignations

8. Return and Retrospect

Conclusion: ‘Sosialwr Cymreig a Chymraeg’ (A Welsh and Welsh-Speaking Socialist)


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