Llafur Conference – Securing a Stronghold? The 1922 Election and the Political Development of Wales

Event Location:
Sir Stanley Thomas Lecture Theatre, Centre for Student Life, Cardiff University, Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3BB

Event Date: 29/10/2022
Event Starts: 29/10/22 10:00 am Event Ends: 29/10/22 06:00 pm

With the result of the 1922 General Election, the electoral map of Wales shifted in a new direction. The Liberal Party’s dominance in Wales receded and the Labour Party emerged as the major force in Welsh electoral politics. After 1922, Labour has returned the largest number of MPs from Wales in every election up to the most recent electoral contest in 2019.

It is also important to examine the 1922 Election through local, regional and national lenses, and in the context of broader economic and political transformations that were already beginning to reshape Welsh and British politics in the interwar period and beyond.

On 29th October, join Llafur as we explore the impact of the 1922 General Election and its legacy on modern Welsh politics. Including contributions from guest speakers Professor Sir Deian Hopkin, Dr Stephanie Ward,  Dr Sue Demont, Professor Chris Williams and more.  View the draft programme here.

This event is held in association with Llafur100 and the series of events organised by Welsh Labour which have been taking place throughout 2022 to commemorate the centenary of the 1922 Election.

This event will take place in-person, is free to attend and a warm welcome is extended to all.  

To book your free place, you will need to register for the event via Eventbrite using the following link:


Please note that lunch will not be provided as part of this event but teas, coffees and refreshments will be served at regular intervals throughout the day and we encourage attendees to bring their own packed lunches if you would prefer to do so.

If you have any queries, please contact us at enquiries@llafur.org