The Llandudno man who made his mark on Australian politics
Huw Edwards finds out more about one of Australia’s early prime ministers.
Billy Hughes was brought up in Llandudno after his mother died and a guest house in Abbey Road displays a plaque which bears testament to his residency.
Hughes then emigrated to Australia in his early 20s and made his way up from working as a rural labourer to becoming only the country’s seventh Prime Minister, between 1915 and 1923.
One of the most colourful and controversial figures in Australian political history, he was not always well regarded by the people who worked closest to him.
Available since: Tue 16 Jul 2013