- 1962-2016 (Creation)
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0.054 m3 (6 small boxes ; 17 folders, 12 envelopes).
Name of creator
UK campaign director for the UN International Year of Shelter for the Homeless, 1984-1987. Public affairs consultant/lobbyist, 1988-1993 and 1997-2002. Liberal candidate for Gillingham (Kent) in the 1987 general election. Head of Public Affairs for the BBC, 1993-1996. One of the founders of the Yes campaign in the Welsh devolution referendum, 1997. Labour AM for Rhondda, 2003-2016, including Minister for Children, Education & Lifelong Learning, 2009-2011, Minister for Education & Skills, 2011-2013, and Minister for Public Services, 2014-2016.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Donated by Leighton Andrews of Cardiff, January 2018.
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Scope and content
Papers of Leighton Andrews, including material relating to his time in the National Assembly; material relating to his early career, including at the BBC; correspondence with various public figures, including Lord Scarman; and material relating to the 1997 Yes for Wales campaign.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
Duplicates of election leaflets were offered to NLW, Welsh political ephemera collection, with excess leaflets weeded.
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Most of the papers were received loose or in insecure files. Surviving original files have been preserved, while loose material has been arranged by subject. The files are arranged chronologically.
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Conditions governing access
Readers consulting modern papers in the National Library of Wales are required to abide by the conditions set out in information provided when applying for their Readers' Tickets, whereby the reader shall become responsible for compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 in relation to any processing by them of personal data obtained from modern records held at the Library. = Disgwylir i ddarllenwyr sydd am ddefnyddio papurau modern yn Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru gydymffurfio â Deddf Warchod Data 2018 a Rheoliadau Diogelu Data Cyffredinol 2018 yng nghyd-destun unrhyw brosesu ganddynt o ddata personol a gasglwyd o gofnodion modern sydd ar gadw yn y Llyfrgell. Nodir y manylion yn yr wybodaeth a roddir wrth wneud cais am Docyn Darllen.
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Compiled by Stephen Benham, Dec. 2018. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: NLW, Leighton Andrews Papers.