Carmarthenshire & Jonathan Edwards
Anyone visiting Carmarthenshire will be instantly struck by its beauty. Carmerthenshire is one of 13 historic counties of Wales, and the one with the nickname "The Garden of Wales". The lands are green and filled with very fertile soil, and several big rivers flow through the county watering the earth plentily. Despite its natural beauty, Carmarthenshire does not attract a whole lot of tourists, so you could call it somewhat of a forgotten gem.
There are signs indicating settlements in this area of Wales from the prehistoric era, likely Neanderthals. Carmarthenshire town was founded by the Romans after which it became a central part of Wales. Northmen offered a great deal of turbulence in the 12th and 13th centuries, but after Edward I of England's subjugation things settled down for a while. After that riots, rebellions and war strifes have taken place and several hillforts and castles from those times are still here to be examined.
Carmarthen is seen upon as the oldest town in Wales.
If you are interested in the history of Carmarthenshire, please read more about it here.
Carmarthenshire was up until the industrial revolution the place where people preferred to be. In the last 100 years the population has dipped continously and today there is only 0,8 persons per hectare, compared to 1,5 for the rest of Wales. The Welsh language became a minority language for the first time in 2011 with 43,9 % of the population speaking it.
Carmerthenshire is full of historial remains, from the Iron Age up until recent history. There is also The Botanic Garden of Wales that must not be missed.
Jonathan Edwards is a member of Parliament for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr since May 2010. He has spent his career working for political achievements in Wales generally and in Carmarthenshire especially. Edwards in known for working hard to protect the Welsh language and identity, and for advocating a stronger distiguishing between the different parts of the UK. There is an unfair imbalance today where England holds a much stronger identity and political position than Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Jonathan Edwards' political standing is on the conservative side.