Welsh academia and politics




As I am off travelling to the Far East for a few days, I thought I would establish an open thread for the first time until I am back on the blogosphere.

As probably the only 'tory in the lecture-room', I have always been intrigued by the political allegiances of others within the university world in Wales (or even those from Wales working in other parts of the academic world). I am particularly interested in those who have actually stood for political office.

So, if you have any names, please put them forward.

As a good academic, I will moderate this blog entry and check for veracity and accuracy!

Let me start you off with one from each of the four parties:

Professor Dylan Jones-Evans - Conservative and University of Wales

Dr Hywel Francis MP - Labour and formerly chair in continuing education

Professor Phil Cooke, Plaid Cymru and Cardiff University

Dr Alan Butt Philip, Liberal Democrats and Reader in European Integration at Bath University

Over to you!

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