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Huw T. Edwards

British Labour and Welsh Socialism

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.

185 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2011

Political Science: Comparative Politics

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Table of Contents



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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