Alex Massie

Annals of Leadership: Welsh Division

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David Lloyd George is, I think, the only Welshman to have become Prime Minister but he was born in Manchester. Does this mean that Julie Gillard is the first Welsh-born person to become Prime Minister (or its equivalent) anywhere on earth?

Surely Wales must have spawned someone who has been in charge of somewhere before now. But if so, who?

(Entries are restricted to modern politics: in other words you can't have Henry VII.)

(Tom Switzer's dyspeptic piece on Gillard's kinda-victory is worth your while.)

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Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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