Devolution campaigner Lord Elystan-Morgan passes away


Lord Elystan-Morgan (Image: Lluniau77 (CC BY-SA 3.0))

Lord Elystan-Morgan, who for decades campaigned for a Welsh parliament, has passed away at the age of eighty-eight.


Originally a Plaid Cymru candidate, Morgan contested the constituency of 'Wrexham' three times— at the by-election in 1955, and at the general elections in 1955 and 1959.


He also ran as a Plaid Cymru candidate in the 'Merioneth' constituency at the 1964 general election.


Elystan-Morgan later joined the Labour Party, and was elected as the Member of Parliament for 'Cardiganshire' in 1966. He lost his seat at the February 1974 general election.


Elystan-Morgan led the campaign for devolution in 1979.


He also defended David Walters and David Pritchard, who had tried to stop the Tryweryn valley from being flooded by Liverpool City Corporation.


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