Gwynfor EvansHaving spent his early years in Liverpool he learnt Welsh fluently. Former president of Plaid Cymru he was the first Plaid Cymru MP, winning Carmarthen Constituency from Labour in the famous by election on 14th July 1966 , following the death of Lady Megan Lloyd George. He threatened to fast until death to secure a Welsh language TV channel, resulting in the establishment of S4C. He also campaigned tirelessly for improved road networks between Wales and remainder of the UK, the main outcome of which was the construction of the M4 motorway through South Wales and a dual carriageway extending to West Wales. He was often referred to as 'Gwynfor Dual-Carriageway' due to his extended campaign.
Connection: Son of well known Welsh businessman Dan Evans, Gwynfor Evans qualified as a barrister and became President of Plaid Cymru, The Party of Wales.
Gwynfor Evans' wife, Rhiannon was born and brought up in Liverpool, however Gwynfor himself is a native of Barry which is now in the Vale of Glamorgan.
Congratulations for winning the western mail's most impressive politician with ninety-five percent of the votes.
He belongs to a breed of politicians sticking to convictions, believing in fairness for the Welsh people, preaching it and fighting for it. A true gentleman.
Voted fourth in a 2004 internet poll for greatest Welsh hero. Wehey!