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Dafydd WIGLEY

politician

Dafydd WIGLEY, politician.

Background

WIGLEY, Dafydd was born on April 1, 1943 in Derby. Son of Elfyn Edward Wigley and Myfanwy (nee Batterbee) Wigley.

Education

Caernarfon Grammar School. Rydal School, Colwyn Bay. Manchester University, Bachelor of Science, 1964.

Career

Member, ASTMS; Councillor, Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council, 1972-1974. Member of Parliament for Caernarfon, since 1974. President, Plaid Cymru, 1981-1984. Member, National Committee for Electoral Reform. Sponsor, Disabled Persons Act, 1981. Chairman, All-Party Reform Group, 1983-1987. Member. Commons Select Committee on Welsh Affairs, 1983-1987. Vice-Chairman, All-Party Social Services Group, 1985. Plaid Cymru Whip, 1987, President, 1992. Finance staff Ford Motor Company, 1964-1967. Chief Cost Accountant and Financial Planning Manager, Mars Ltd., 1967-1971. Financial Controller. Hoover Ltd., Merthyr, 1971-1974. Chairman, Alpha-Dyffryn Ltd., since 1987. Vice President, Federation of Industrial Development Authorities.

President, Caernarfon Town Football Club. Member, Mencap Profound Mental Handicap Study Committee, since 1987.

Works

  • An Economic Plan for Wales, 1970. Agenda I’R IAITH, 1988. Tourism in Wales, 1987.

Membership

Clubs: Wales Council for the Disabled (Vice-Pres.). Spastic Society for Wales (Pres.). Gorsedd of Welsh Bards.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Football, tennis, swimming, chess.

Connections

Married Elinor Bennett Owen in 1967.

father:
Elfyn Edward Wigley

mother:
Myfanwy (nee Batterbee) Wigley

spouse:
Elinor Bennett Owen