Cardiff street spells former First Minister’s name wrong

Rhodri Morgan Way in Canton was named to honour the former First Minister of Wales- but his name is spelt incorrectly.

Instead of Rhodri, it’s Rodri, without the ‘H’.

Morgan was the second First Minister of Wales from 2000 until 2009. Dubbed ‘the father of devolution’, he was known for his quirky personality.

He once told Newsnight Presenter Jeremy Paxman “do one legged ducks swim in a circle?” when asked if he would run for leader of the Welsh Labour Party again.

He served his Cardiff West constituency as an Assembly Member and as a Member of Parliament for more than 20 years before he died in 2017.

Rhodri Morgan Way is a part of a new development on the Mill Site in Canton, in the constituency he represented.

In a joint statement, the developers Lovell Homes, and Cardiff Council, said: “We have been made aware of the misspelling of Rhodri Morgan Way at The Mill development in Cardiff, which was a result of human error. New street signs have already been ordered and will be installed as soon as possible.”

Rhodri Morgan’s widow, Julie Morgan MS for Cardiff North who is Deputy Minister for Social Services said,

“I was very touched to learn that a street has been named after my late husband and former First Minister, Rhodri Morgan. It is also especially poignant that the street is in the heart of the community that he used to represent both in Westminster and in the Senedd.

“It is a shame that the street sign has been misspelled, and I hope that it will be able to be replaced.”