Who are the 100 Welsh Heroes?
The 100 Welsh Heroes on this site are here as a result of Wales' largest ever online poll. Between 8th September 2003 and 23rd of February 2004, Culturenet Cymru received over 80,000 nominations and votes in their quest to find the greatest Welsh men and women of all time.
The heroes featured here showcase the extraordinary talents of Welsh men and women through the ages, in almost all fields of human endeavour. Using this site you can study the achievements of all 100 heroes.
57 - Neil Kinnock (135 votes)
Only Welsh leader of the Labour Party, who narrowly missed becoming Prime Minister.
Although he never reached Downing Street, Neil Kinnock is regarded as the leader who saved the Labour Party from extremism and made it electable again. In an age of ‘sound bite’ politics, he was also a true orator who could move an audience to tears with the passion and conviction of his words.