Politicians with hinterland

Mark Drakeford looks back at the lives of two Welsh socialist leaders who offer lessons in humanity for our own era
December 23rd, 2011

The final stretch of 2011 was a cruel one for those involved in Labour politics in Cardiff. Within a few weeks, we witnessed the deaths of both Caerwyn Roderick and Bob Morgan, deputy leader and leader, respectively, of South Glamorgan County Council exactly thirty years ago. Their period in Cardiff politics stands midway between the formation of the welfare state in the post 1945 period, and the times we live in today.

In this brief note, I want to say something about both men and to join in a wider debate which has been running amongst those interested in politics over recent times, about the changing nature of British political leadership.

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