Or: Wanted - Historian of the Welsh Conservative Party
(Also wanted: the accurate title of this post in Welsh, rather than an online translator bot's best guess.)
Today is St David's Day, and so invariably minds are turning to Wales. As such I am reminded that in modern political history one of the most striking gaps in coverage is the history of the Welsh Conservative Party. Off the top of my head the only book on I can think of is an essay by David Melding (Assembly Member for South Wales Central) entitled Have We Been Anti-Welsh? The Conservative Party and the Welsh Nation. (There used to be a copy available online but this no longer seems to be the case.) Melding's piece is quite open that he is not the historian the party awaits, but in the absence of anything else his is the only account available. And it is short, brief and doesn't answer all the questions about the Conservatives and Wales.
A full history is needed. The sources are certainly out there and available and the outcome could be quite interesting. So is there anyone out there who wants to step up to the task?