Welsh Assembly trivia competition

Things you notice when you browse tedious Welsh political websites on a regular basis:

1. Jonathan Morgan AM has more initials than anyone who has ever stood as a candidate for the national assembly - J.B.R.W. Morgan. What on earth do they all stand for?

2. Only one constituency has had the same top three candidates in the previous two assembly elections. Without checking and web searching, can you name it?

3. And why oh why is Owen John Thomas the only AM with 'MA' after his name in the Assembly Members' biography index? Surely he's not the only politician with a half-decent academic record? After all, Nick Bourne's a professor and he's not shouting about it.

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posted by Blamerbell @ 11:27 am,


At 1:59 pm, Blogger Richard Hazlewood said...

J B R W Morgan AM - Jonathan Barrie Robert Winston Morgan AM. Do I win a prize? Probably not.

At 3:25 pm, Blogger Blamerbell said...


No wonder he's a Tory.

A pair of Blamerbell's briefs on their way to you if you can answer the other two questions...

At 8:21 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fair play to you Blamby....at least comments and subject to moderation like Peter Black's blog.

At 9:00 pm, Blogger ianjamesjohnson said...

Q2. Vale of Glamorgan? Jane Hutt (Lab), David Melding (Con) and Chris Franks (Plaid). Funnily enough, all three should be elected to the Assembly this time around.

I thought about trying answer Q3, but you'd have to ask the individuals involved...and I didn't really want the Briefs, either...

At 11:29 pm, Blogger Blamerbell said...

It is indeed the Vale.

Tomos Livingstone got there first, but that was by email (and on the second attempt) so I suppose it does not count.

Anyway, I only have one pair of briefs and I need those for playing sports.

Better luck next time...

At 10:10 am, Blogger Mr Gasyth said...

Apparently the reason for Owen John Thomas's MA is a joke with Mike Geman who has his MBE down. OJT saw German's boast and though that if he could blow his trumpet on that front then Owen John should let everyone know about his MA

At 2:06 pm, Blogger ianjamesjohnson said...

So it was just a rumour that he'd written AM the wrong way around then? ;)

Is Nick Bourne's Professor-ness a personal title or did it come with a job, so to speak?

At 4:30 pm, Blogger Blamerbell said...

A professor of law, no less.

Interesting stuff about the German battle, Mr Gasyth.

Although I think Ian's answer is more plausible:)

There should probably be nothing on that website except for their first and last names. They're all equal in the eyes of the people of Wales, surely?

At 10:04 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A FORMER Professor of Law at Swansea INSTITUTE....tuh!


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