Fonds GB 0210 LEEWATERS - Lee Waters Papers

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Lee Waters Papers


  • 1995-2011 (Creation)

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0.0119 cubic metres; (10 small boxes, 1 large box)

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(b. 1976)

Biographical history

Political advisor to Ron Davies MP & AM, Aug. 1998-Oct. 1999, and secretary of Ron Davies's campaign to be Labour Party campaign leader for the first Welsh Assembly elections, Aug.-Sept. 1998. BBC Good Morning Wales. Correspondent and presenter in the ITV Wales political unit, 2001. National Director of Sustrans Cymru, 2007. Vice-chair (communications) of the 'Yes for Wales' campaign, 2010-2011. Director of the Institute of Welsh Affairs think-tank, 2013. Labour AM for Llanelli, 2016.

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Donated by Lee Waters, AM for Llanelli, Oct. 2018 and November 2021.

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Papers, 1995-2021, mainly relating the 1997 and 2011 Welsh devolution referendum campaigns, the Senedd election 2021 in Llanelli and Ron Davies's career, 1997-2003. Also two files of Gareth Hughes papers, 1995-1998, relating to devolution.

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Duplicates within the same file have been weeded.


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Original files, arranged chronologically.

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Note. Files 25 and 33 are currently closed to readers under Freedom of Information and Data Protection legislation.

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Video tapes, a thumb drive and a CD Rom have been transferred to MabLab. Photographs relating to the general election in East Carmarthenshire & Dinefwr, 1997, a photoshoot for an interview with Ron Davies in 'Barn', 1999, and members of the 'Yes for Wales' campaign, [2010x2011], have been transferred to NLW photographic collection.

Further Ron Davies papers are NLW: Ron Davies Papers, 1995-1998. Lee Waters's copy of the Government of Wales Act 1998, signed by leading politicians including Dafydd Wigley, Richard Livsey, Peter Hain and Ron Davies, is at NLW ex 2443.

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Archivist's note

Compiled by Stephen Benham, Jan. 2019. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW: Lee Waters Papers. Edited by Rob Phillips, Jan 2021 when files from the 2021 donation were added.

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