Welsh socialists

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  1. James Dean Bradfield

    James Dean Bradfield


    James Dean Bradfield (born 21 February 1969) is a Welsh singer-songwriter, musician and record producer. He is known for being the lead guitarist and lead vocalist for the Welsh alternative rock band Manic Street Preachers.

  2. Manic Street Preachers

    Manic Street Preachers


    Manic Street Preachers are a Welsh alternative rock band, formed in 1986 in Blackwood and consisting of James Dean Bradfield (lead vocals, lead guitar), Nicky Wire (bass guitar, lyrics) and Sean Moore (drums). They are often colloquially known as "The Manics", or simply, "Manics". The first bass player was Miles Woodward, but he ended up leaving the band in early 1988. Later in that same year, after the release of the first single, "Suicide Alley", Richey Edwards joined the band as primary lyricist and rhythm guitarist. The first record of the band, Generation Terrorists, they proclaimed would be the "greatest rock album ever" and sell around sixteen million copies around the world, "from Bangkok to Senegal", and then they would split up. The album did not meet this scale of success and the band went on with their career. Years forward the group became a trio when Edwards disappeared on 1 February 1995.

  3. Nicky Wire

    Nicky Wire


    Nicholas Allen Jones (born 20 January 1969), known as Nicky Wire, is the lyricist, bassist and occasional vocalist with the Welsh alternative rock band Manic Street Preachers.

  4. Bertrand Russell

    Bertrand Russell


    Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, OM, FRS (/ˈrʌsəl/; 18 May 1872 – 2 February 1970) was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic and political activist. At various points in his life he considered himself a liberal, a socialist, and a pacifist, but he also admitted that he had never been any of these in any profound sense. He was born in Monmouthshire into one of the most prominent aristocratic families in Britain.

  5. Richey Edwards

    Richey Edwards


    Richard James Edwards (born 22 December 1967, disappeared c. 1 February 1995, officially presumed dead 23 November 2008) was a Welsh musician who was lyricist and rhythm guitarist of the alternative rock band Manic Street Preachers. He was known for his politicised and intellectual songwriting which, combined with an enigmatic and eloquent character, has assured him cult status, and he is frequently cited as one of the best lyricists of all time. Edwards disappeared on 1 February 1995. He was declared presumed deceased in November 2008. The ninth album by Manic Street Preachers, Journal for Plague Lovers, which was released on 18 May 2009, is composed entirely of lyrics left behind by Edwards.

  6. Brian Hibbard

    Brian Hibbard


    Brian Hibbard (26 November 1946 – 17 June 2012) was a Welsh actor and singer, best remembered as the lead vocalist in the original Flying Pickets.

  7. Peter Law

    Peter Law


    Peter John Law (1 April 1948 – 25 April 2006) was a Welsh politician.

  8. Leanne Wood

    Leanne Wood


    Leanne Wood AM (born 13 December 1971) is a Welsh politician and the leader of Plaid Cymru.

  9. William Price

    William Price


    William Price (17 September 1789 – 14 March 1867) was a Quebec lumber merchant and manufacturer.

  10. Neil Kinnock

    Neil Kinnock


    Neil Gordon Kinnock, Baron Kinnock (born 28 March 1942) is a British Labour Party politician. He served as a Member of Parliament from 1970 until 1995, first for Bedwellty and then for Islwyn. He was the Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition from 1983 until 1992, making him the longest-serving Leader of the Opposition in British political history to date. He is the only Leader of the Labour Party since the position was created in 1908 never to hold ministerial office.

  11. Carwyn Jones

    Carwyn Jones


    Carwyn Howell Jones (born 21 March 1967) is a Welsh politician and the First Minister of Wales. The third politician to lead the Welsh Government, Jones has been Assembly Member for Bridgend since 1999. In the coalition government of Welsh Labour and Plaid Cymru, he was appointed Counsel General for Wales and Leader of the House on 19 July 2007. He was elected to succeed Rhodri Morgan as the Leader of Welsh Labour on 1 December 2009. On 9 December he was nominated as First Minister by the National Assembly, and was sworn into office the following day. He is a Welsh speaker, and is also a member of Amnesty International and the Fabian Society.

  12. Stephen Kinnock

    Stephen Kinnock


    Stephen Nathan Kinnock (born 1 January 1970) is a British Labour Party politician who was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Aberavon at the United Kingdom general election, 2015. His wife is the former Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and his father, Neil Kinnock, served as the (Labour) Leader of the Opposition of the United Kingdom 1983–1992 and is a former European Commissioner.

  13. Robert Richards

    Robert Richards


    Robert Richards (born 22 September 1971) is an Australian rower. He was born in Ballarat.

  14. Peter Hain

    Peter Hain


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  15. Aneurin Bevan

    Aneurin Bevan


    Aneurin Bevan (pronounced /əˈnrɪn/; 15 November 1897 – 6 July 1960), often known as Nye Bevan, was a Welsh Labour Party politician who was the Minister for Health in the post-war Attlee government from 1945 to 1951. The son of a coal miner, Bevan was a lifelong champion of social justice, rights of working people, and Socialism. He was a long-time Member of Parliament (MP), representing Ebbw Vale in South Wales for 31 years. He was one of the chief spokesmen for the Labour party's left wing, and of left-wing British thought generally. His most famous accomplishment came when, as Minister of Health, he spearheaded the establishment of the National Health Service, which was to provide medical care free at point-of-need to all Britons. He resigned when the Attlee government decided to transfer funds from the National Insurance fund to pay for rearmament. He subsequently became the leader of the left wing group within the party, which came to be known as "Bevanite".

  16. Michael Gustavius Payne

    Michael Gustavius Payne


    Michael Gustavius Payne (born 1969) is a Welsh figurative painter. He paints primarily in oils and is influenced by mythological themes within a contemporary context. During his early exhibiting career he was known as Michael Payne, before he began using his full name. Since late 2012 he has dropped his first name and now uses the shorter Gustavius Payne.

  17. Glenys Kinnock, Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead

    Glenys Kinnock, Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead


    Glenys Elizabeth Kinnock, Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead, FRSA (née Parry; 7 July 1944) is a British politician.

  18. Sean Moore

    Sean Moore


    Sean Anthony Moore (born 30 July 1968) is a Welsh musician, who is the drummer and percussionist and occasional trumpet player of the Welsh alternative rock band Manic Street Preachers.

  19. Ron Davies (Welsh politician)

    Ron Davies (Welsh politician)


    Ronald Davies, PC (born 6 August 1946), is a Welsh politician, former Secretary of State for Wales, former Member of Parliament and former member of the Welsh Assembly. He describes himself as a politician belonging to the "traditional left" who had "spent his life looking for a socialist progressive party" before joining Plaid Cymru in 2010.

  20. Keir Hardie

    Keir Hardie


    James Keir Hardie (15 August 1856 – 26 September 1915), was a Scottish Georgist, socialist, and labour leader, and was the first independent Labour Member of Parliament elected to the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Hardie is regarded as one of the primary founders of the Independent Labour Party as well as the Labour Party of which it was later a part.

  21. Hywel Williams

    Hywel Williams


    Hywel Williams (born 14 May 1953, Pwllheli) is a Welsh politician and Plaid Cymru Member of Parliament for Arfon. He previously represented Caernarfon.

  22. Raymond Williams

    Raymond Williams


    Raymond Henry Williams (31 August 1921 – 26 January 1988) was a Welsh academic, novelist and critic. He was an influential figure within the New Left and in wider culture. His writings on politics, culture, the mass media and literature are a significant contribution to the Marxist critique of culture and the arts. Some 750,000 copies of his books have sold in UK editions alone and there are many translations available. His work laid the foundations for the field of cultural studies and the cultural materialist approach.

  23. Rhodri Morgan

    Rhodri Morgan


    Hywel Rhodri Morgan (born 29 September 1939) is a Welsh Labour politician who was the First Minister of Wales and the Leader of Welsh Labour from 2000 to 2009. He was also the Assembly Member for Cardiff West from 1999 to 2011 and the Member of Parliament for Cardiff West from 1987 to 2001. He is, as of 2015, the longest-serving First Minister of Wales. He was elected Chancellor of Swansea University on 24 October 2011.

  24. Dic Penderyn

    Dic Penderyn


    Dic Penderyn (1808 – 13 August 1831), also known as Richard Lewis, was a Welsh labourer and coal miner who lived in Merthyr Tydfil who was involved with the Merthyr Rising of 3 June 1831. In the course of the riot he was arrested alongside Lewis Lewis, one of the primary figures in the uprising, and charged with stabbing a soldier with a bayonet. The people of Merthyr Tydfil doubted his guilt, and signed a petition for his release. However, he was found guilty and hanged on 13 August. After his death he was treated as a martyr in Merthyr and across Britain.

  25. Ann Clwyd

    Ann Clwyd


    The Rt. Hon. Ann Clwyd Roberts (born 21 March 1937) is a Welsh Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Cynon Valley since 1984. A prominent supporter of the Invasion of Iraq, Clwyd has been reselected to stand at the 2015 UK General Election despite previously announcing that she intended to retire.

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