Adam Price


Plaid Cymru candidate for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr

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Adam Price was born in Carmarthen into a miner’s family and was educated at Ysgol Dyffryn Aman and then Cardiff University where he graduated with a BSc in Economics.

Adam went on to become a Managing Director of Newidiem, a UK policy and economics consultancy and Executive Director of the Welsh economic development and cultural change agency Menter a Busnes.

He was elected to the House of Commons in 2001 and quickly established himself as one of the most well known MPs in Wales due to his voracious opposition to the Iraq War. He famously led an attempt, alongside other Plaid Cymru and SNP members, to impeach Tony Blair.

Amongst Adam’s achievements during his time in Parliament are:

  • Voted the only Welsh MP to retain public support in the Western Mail’s online poll of MPs’ expenses in 2009;
  • Named in 2007 the BBC AM.PM Communicator of the Year; and
  • ITV Welsh Political Awards Campaigning Politician of the Year in 2005.

In 2009, Adam Price MP decided to stand down as the Member of Parliament for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr.

He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study at Harvard University where he studied a Masters in Public Administration and became a Fellow at the Centre for International Development at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

As a campaigner, Adam has made regular contributions to The Guardian, The Western Mail, The Spectator and Channel Four on a wide variety of issues and won a Bronze Medal at the New York Film and Television Festival for his documentary on the 1984/85 Miners Strike in 2014. In 2015, Adam’s four-part series was recognised with two BAFTA Cymru Awards.

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