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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
age 60
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
age 70
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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 38
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
age 75
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
age 69
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
Dec. 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
age 68
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 Dec. 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 76
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
age 76
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 39
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 Dec. 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
age 49
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 Dec. 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 63
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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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
age 53
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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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 Dec. 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