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Cartoonist's take on Welsh politics

Mumph chronicled the struggle between Ron Davies and Rhodri Morgan for the Welsh Labour leadership Photo: Mumph

Since the early 1980s, Welsh politicians have had to worry about how the cartoonist Mumph will portray them -and dread that he will ignore them. Now a selection of his work has gone on show at the Galeri in Caernarfon.

Ronald Reragan and Margaret Thatcher were early subjects Credit: Mumph

Mumph has drawn over 3,000 cartoons for the Western Mail alone and has also produced work for Daily Post and currently for the South Wales Echo. His first political cartoons were for the Welsh language newspaper Sulyn and he's regularly supplied political programes on both ITV Cymru Wales and the BBC. His cartoons are the prizes at the annual Wales Yearbook political awards.

Mumph introduces his work at opening of the exhibition Credit: ITV News Cymru Wales Nick Powell

My work has always been for newspapers, magazines or television. As a result, I've never given it much consideration as original artwork. Once the images are published, I move on to the next job, the next news story or article.

– Mumph
Lord Wigley popped into the exhibition to check up on Mumph. Credit: ITV News Cymru Wales Nick Powell

Despite Mumph's policy of moving on to the next job, politicians have often bought framed cartoons of themselves to hang on their office walls. Now his work provides a unique view of the last 30 years. The exhibition, 'Drawing The Line', is at the Galeri, Victoria Dock, Caernarfon until 5 July.

Aneurin Bevan and Michael Foot resume their debate in socialist heaven Credit: Mumph