Gareth Wardell

Gareth Lodwig Wardell (born 29 November 1944) is a British Labour politician. He was elected as Member of Parliament for Gower in a 1982 by-election, and held the seat until he stood down at the 1997 general election.

Gareth Wardell
Member of Parliament
for Gower
In office
16 September 1982 – 8 April 1997
Preceded byIfor Davies
Succeeded byMartin Caton
Personal details
Born (1944-11-29) 29 November 1944 (age 76)
Political partyLabour


Wardell was born on 29 November 1944.[1] Wardell's father, Jack Wardell, was a barber from Carmarthenshire.[2]

Before entering politics, Wardell lectured geography at Trinity College, Carmarthen.[3]

Political careerEdit

Wardell entered the House of Commons as the Member of Parliament for Gower in 1982 following a by-election in the constituency.[4]

In June 1983, Wardell was appointed chairman of the Welsh Affairs Committee. Wardell remained in this position until he retired as an MP in 1997.[5][6]

Post-Parliamentary CareerEdit

Wardell works as a Public Affairs consultant in South Wales.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Mr Gareth Wardell". UK Parliament. Retrieved 15 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Carmarthenshire barber dies at 94 after 78-year career". BBC News. Retrieved 15 September 2019.
  3. ^ "IN BRIEF: MP to stand down". The Independent. Retrieved 15 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Gower by-election result". Archived from the original on 14 March 2012.
  5. ^ Martin Caton's maiden speech,; accessed 15 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Gareth Wardell". UK Parliament. Retrieved 15 September 2019.

External linksEdit

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Member of Parliament for Gower
Succeeded by