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List of famous politicians from Wales, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Welsh politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Welsh politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Wales and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Wales, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

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Albert Owen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
Albert Owen age 58 Albert Owen is a Welsh Labour Party politician and Member of Parliament for Ynys Môn. He took the seat in the 2001 election from Plaid Cymru with a margin of exactly eight hundred votes ...more

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Alun Ffred Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
Alun Ffred Jones age 68 Alun Ffred Jones is a Welsh politician and member of Plaid Cymru. Jones was the National Assembly for Wales Member for Caernarfon 2003–07 and for the newly created Arfon constituency since the ...more

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Arthur Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
Arthur Jenkins Died at 62 (1884-1946) Arthur Jenkins was a Welsh trade unionist and Labour Party politician. Jenkins was a coal miner's agent who studied at the Sorbonne in Paris and at Ruskin College, Oxford, before becoming ...more

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Bertrand Russell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
Bertrand Russell Died at 98 (1872-1970) Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, OM, FRS was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic and political activist. At various points in his ...more

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Bethan Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
Bethan Jenkins age 36 Bethan Jenkins AM, is a Welsh politician, born in Aberdare, Wales, who has represented the South Wales West Region for Plaid Cymru as a Member of the National Assembly for Wales since 2007.

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Betty Williams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
Betty Williams age 73 Betty Helena Williams is a Welsh Labour politician, who was the Member of Parliament for Conwy from 1997 to 2010.

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Brian Hancock is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
Brian Hancock age 67 Brian Hancock is a Welsh politician and member of Plaid Cymru. He was the Welsh Assembly Member for Islwyn for the Assembly's first term.

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Charles Octavius Swinnerton Mo... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
Charles Octavius Swinnerton Morgan Died at 85 (1803-1888) Charles Octavius Swinnerton Morgan DL, JP, FRS, FSA, known as Octavius Morgan, was a British politician, historian and antiquary. He was a significant benefactor to the British Museum.

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Chris Franks is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
Chris Franks age 66 Christopher Paul Franks is a Welsh engineer and politician. A member of Plaid Cymru, he has led the party's group on the Vale of Glamorgan council. Between 2007 and 2011 he was a member of the ...more

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Crawshay Bailey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
Crawshay Bailey Died at 83 (1789-1872) Crawshay Bailey was an English industrialist who became one of the great iron-masters of Wales.

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Dafydd Iwan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
Dafydd Iwan age 74 Dafydd Iwan, is a Welsh folk singer and politician. He was the president of Plaid Cymru. Dafydd Iwan Jones was born in Brynaman in Carmarthenshire, Wales, and is the elder brother of politician ...more

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Dafydd Wigley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
Dafydd Wigley age 74 Dafydd Wigley, Baron Wigley is a Welsh politician. He served as Plaid Cymru Member of Parliament for Caernarfon from 1974 until 2001 and as an Assembly Member for Caernarfon from 1999 until ...more

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Darren Price is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
Darren Price age 37 Darren Price is a Welsh politician and member of Plaid Cymru. He stood for the Gower constituency in the National Assembly for Wales election, 2007 and 2011. Darren Price was born in Carmarthen, ...more

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David Alfred Thomas, 1st Visco... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
David Alfred Thomas, 1st Viscount Rhondda Died at 62 (1856-1918) David Alfred Thomas, 1st Viscount Rhondda PC, sometimes known as D. A. Thomas and styled Lord Rhondda from 1916 to 1918, was a Welsh industrialist and Liberal politician. He was UK Member of ...more

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David Davies is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
David Davies age 47 David Thomas Charles Davies, MP is a British Conservative Party politician. He is the Member of Parliament for Monmouth in South Wales.

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David Davies is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
David Davies Died at 72 (1818-1890) David Davies was a Welsh industrialist and Liberal politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1874 and 1886. Davies was often known as David Davies Llandinam, to differentiate him from ...more

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David Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
David Lloyd age 61 Dr David Rees Lloyd is a Welsh politician. He has a wife Catherine, and they have 3 children. He was the Plaid Cymru National Assembly for Wales Member for South Wales West from 1999 to 2011.

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David Lloyd George is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
David Lloyd George Died at 82 (1863-1945) David Lloyd George, 1st Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor, OM PC was a British Liberal politician and statesman. As Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lloyd George was a key figure in the introduction of ...more

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David Rees-Williams, 1st Baron... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
David Rees-Williams, 1st Baron Ogmore Died at 73 (1903-1976) David Rees Rees-Williams, 1st Baron Ogmore, PC, TD was a British politician.

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David Williams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
David Williams Died at 76 (1865-1941) David Williams was a Welsh Labour Party politician. The second son of David and Mary Williams, his father worked at the local Kilvey Copper Works. Williams received little education before ...more

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Edward Douglas-Pennant, 1st Ba... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
Edward Douglas-Pennant, 1st Baron Penrhyn Died at 86 (1800-1886) Edward Gordon Douglas-Pennant, 1st Baron Penrhyn was a Scottish landowner in Wales, and politician. He played a major part in the development of the Welsh slate industry. Born Edward Gordon ...more

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Elin Jones is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
Elin Jones age 51 Elin Jones AM, is a Welsh politician, born in Lampeter, who has represented Ceredigion for Plaid Cymru as a Member of the National Assembly for Wales since 1999.

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Eric Linklater is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
Eric Linklater Died at 75 (1899-1974) Eric Robert Russell Linklater was a Welsh-born Scottish writer of novels and short stories, military history, and travel books. For The Wind on the Moon, a children's fantasy novel, he won the ...more

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Goronwy Owen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
Goronwy Owen Died at 82 (1881-1963) Goronwy Owen was a Welsh Liberal politician and businessman.

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Gwilym Lloyd George, 1st Visco... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
Gwilym Lloyd George, 1st Viscount Tenby Died at 73 (1894-1967) Major Gwilym Lloyd-George, 1st Viscount Tenby PC TD was a British politician and cabinet minister. A younger son of Prime Minister David Lloyd George, he served as Home Secretary from 1954 to

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Helen Griffin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
Helen Griffin Helen Griffin is a Welsh actress, playwright and screenwriter. Born in Swansea, Wales, she has appeared regularly in Welsh theatre and television and wrote and starred in the 2005 film Little ...more

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Ian Titherington is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
Ian Titherington age 51 Ian Titherington is a Welsh politician and member of Plaid Cymru. He is standing for Swansea West in the National Assembly for Wales election, 2007. Ian Titherington was born in Swansea where he ...more

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Ieuan Wyn Jones is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
Ieuan Wyn Jones age 68 Ieuan Wyn Jones is a Welsh politician who was the Deputy First Minister in the Welsh Assembly Government from 2007 to 2011. He was the Member of the National Assembly for Wales for the Ynys ...more

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Janet Ryder is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
Janet Ryder age 62 Janet Ryder is a Welsh politician. She was a Plaid Cymru member of the National Assembly for Wales for North Wales from 1999 to 2011. She moved with her family to Wales in 1990 and has since ...more

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Jill Evans is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
Jill Evans age 58 Jill Evans is Plaid Cymru Member of the European Parliament for Wales and First Vice President of The Greens–European Free Alliance group - the fourth largest in the European Parliament. She is ...more

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John Dixon is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
John Dixon age 66 John Dixon is a Welsh politician and former member of Plaid Cymru. He stood in election for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire constituency in the National Assembly for Wales election, ...more

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John Josiah Guest is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
John Josiah Guest Died at 67 (1785-1852) Sir Josiah John Guest, 1st Baronet, known as John Josiah Guest, was a Welsh engineer and entrepreneur.

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Leanne Wood is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
Leanne Wood age 46 Leanne Wood AM, born 13 December 1971, is a Welsh politician and the leader of Plaid Cymru. Born in the Rhondda, Wales, she has represented the South Wales Central region as a Member of the ...more

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Lindsay Whittle is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
Lindsay Whittle age 64 Lindsay Geoffrey Whittle is a Welsh politician, a member of Plaid Cymru and an Assembly Member for the South Wales East electoral region in the National Assembly for Wales.

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Michael Heseltine is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
Michael Heseltine age 84 Michael Ray Dibdin Heseltine, Baron Heseltine, CH, PC is a British businessman, Conservative politician and patron of the Tory Reform Group. He was a Member of Parliament from 1966 to 2001, and ...more

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Nerys Evans is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
Nerys Evans age 37 Nerys Evans is a Welsh politician. She was a member of the National Assembly for Wales representing Plaid Cymru in the Mid and West Wales region. She contested the Carmarthen West and South ...more

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Nia Davies is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
Nia Davies age 38

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Phil Edwards is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
Phil Edwards age 64 Phil Edwards is a Welsh politician and member of Plaid Cymru. He stood for Clwyd West in the National Assembly for Wales election, 2007. Phil Edwards born in Dolgellau in 1953 and lives in ...more

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Phil Williams is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
Phil Williams Died at 64 (1939-2003) Professor Philip James Stradling Williams was a Welsh politician for Plaid Cymru and scientist.

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Pryce Pryce-Jones is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
Pryce Pryce-Jones Died at 86 (1834-1920) Sir Pryce Pryce-Jones was a Welsh entrepreneur who was one of the first to succeed in the mail order business.

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Rhodri Glyn Thomas is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
Rhodri Glyn Thomas age 64 Rhodri Glyn Thomas AM is a Welsh politician. He has been the Plaid Cymru National Assembly for Wales Member for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr since 1999.

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Robert Bird is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
Robert Bird Died at 70 (1839-1909) Robert Bird was a Liberal politician and owner of a Tar Distillery, Robert Bird & Sons, in East Moors, Cardiff, Wales.

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S. O. Davies is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
S. O. Davies Died at 93 (1879-1972) Stephen Owen Davies was a Welsh politician, and a member of the House of Commons from 1934 to his death.

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Simon Thomas is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
Simon Thomas age 54 Simon Thomas is a Welsh Plaid Cymru politician. He was Member of Parliament for Ceredigion from 2000 to 2005, after winning the seat at a by-election in January 2000 caused by the resignation of ...more

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Sir James Cory, 1st Baronet is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
Sir James Cory, 1st Baronet Died at 76 (1857-1933) Sir Herbert Cory, 1st Baronet was a Welsh politician and ship-owner. He was born at Padstow, the younger son of John Cory. He was Sheriff of Glamorgan in 1913 and served as Conservative MP for ...more

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Stephen Williams is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
Stephen Williams age 51 Stephen Roy Williams is a British Liberal Democrat politician who was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Bristol West in the 2005 general election, being re-elected with an increased ...more

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Sue Jones-Davies is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
Sue Jones-Davies age 66 Sue Jones-Davies is a Welsh actress and singer, who appeared as Judith Iscariot in the 1979 film Monty Python's Life of Brian. Mayor of Aberystwyth from 2008–2009, she now serves as town

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Theophilus Jones is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
Theophilus Jones Sir Theophilus Jones was Welsh-Irish soldier and government official from a powerful Protestant family of clerics, soldiers, and landowners. Jones was the second son of Lewis Jones, Bishop of ...more

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Thomas Morgan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
Thomas Morgan Thomas Morgan II was an English Member of Parliament. He was the eldest son of Rowland Morgan of Machen, Monmouthshire and educated at the Middle Temple. He inherited Tredegar House from his ...more

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Thomas Williams of Llanidan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Politicians from Wales
Thomas Williams of Llanidan Died at 65 (1737-1802) Thomas Williams was a Welsh industrialist and Member of Parliament. At the time of his death, he was the richest man in Wales.