Islwyn is an area in south Wales. From 1974 to 1996 it was a district in the administrative county of Gwent, since then it has become part of the county borough of Caerphilly. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... National motto: Cymru am byth (Welsh: Wales for ever) Waless location within the UK Official languages English(100%), Welsh(20. ... 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... For local government purposes, Wales is divided into 22 unitary authorities. ... Gwent is the area of south-easternmost Wales, bordering on the Welsh Marches of southwest England. ... County borough was a term introduced in 1889 in the United Kingdom to refer to a borough or a city independent of county administration. ... Caerphilly is a county borough in southern Wales, straddling the boundary between the traditional counties of Glamorgan and Monmouthshire. ...
It continues in use as a constituency for the Westminster Parliament and for the Welsh Assembly. Islwyn is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the supreme legislative institution in the United Kingdom and British overseas territories (it alone has parliamentary sovereignty). ... The National Assembly for Wales (or NAW) (Welsh: Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru) was established in 1998, following a 1997 referendum in which a small majority of voters (but not the electorate) voted in favour of the Labour Governments plans for devolution. ...
Don Toulhig is its current member of Parliament - he replaced Neil Kinnock who resigned in 1995. James Donnelly Touhig, known as Don Toulhig (born December 5, 1947) is the Welsh Labour and Co-operative member of Parliament for Islwyn, and is a parliamentary secretary at the Wales Office. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... Lord Kinnock The Right Honourable Neil Gordon Kinnock, Baron Kinnock, PC (born 28 March 1942) is a British politician. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...
Even Islwyn's longstanding commitment to devolution was sometimes interpreted as part of a continuing feud with the respected Swansea MP Alan Williams, a critic of devolution.
Islwyn made up for his lack of official preferment by serving extensively on the Commons parliamentary friendship groups - such as the British-Bulgarian, British-Syrian and British-Malta - which gave him plenty of opportunities for free travel, including to the Shah of Iran, Yasser Arafat and Colonel Gadafy.
Islwyn recalled that, in the Commons, he had voted to keep the age at 21: "I believe that young boys at 16 are very vulnerable," he said.
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