Fonds GB 0210 TOUHIG - Lord Touhig Papers

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Lord Touhig Papers


  • 1973-2013 (Creation)

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0.425 cubic metres (12 large boxes; 9 small boxes)

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Donated by the Rt Hon. Don Touhig, Lord Touhig, Llantarnam, January 2016.

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Papers of former Welsh Labour & Co-operative politician Don Touhig, Baron Touhig, comprising material relating to his political career both before and after his 1995 Islwyn by-election victory, and including campaign publicity; speech notes; parliamentary reports; diaries; and correspondence.

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  • English
  • French
  • Welsh

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Photographs and photograph albums related to this collection are kept separately at:
(Reference number 99810743802419)

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The Welsh Labour & Co-operative politician James Donnelly Touhig, better known as Don Touhig, was born in 1947. Prior to entering politics, Touhig pursued a career in journalism. He joined the Transport & General Workers' Union (TGWU) in 1962 and the Labour Party in 1966. His service to Gwent County Council saw him elected Member of Parliament for the south-east Wales constituency of Islwyn in 1995. In 2010, the year of his retirement, Touhig was created Baron Touhig of Islwyn and Glansychan.

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Description compiled by Bethan Ifan, September 2017.

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