Annie Powell collection

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Newscuttings, 1978-1979 concerning Annie Powell's role as the Communist Mayor of Rhondda.

Administrative / Biographical History

Annie Powell became the Communist Mayor of Rhondda in 1979. She was the first mayor in England and Wales to be elected on a Communist ticket. Prior to 1979 she had been Deputy-Mayor and had served 18 years as a Communist councillor. Annie Powell had also been a teacher for 40 years.

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