New Chair for Gwynedd

New face welcomed as Plaid Cymru Gwynedd’s Chair

A young woman from Llŷn Peninsula has recently been elected as Plaid Cymru Gwynedd’s Chair.


Siân Hughes, 35 the Morfa Nefyn and Edern representative on the Llŷn was elected Plaid Cymru Gwynedd’s Councillor Group Chair at a recent meeting. She was unanimously elected following Councillor Selwyn Griffiths, Porthmadog West Ward’s decision to stand down due to personal reasons.

The Dwyfor School Nurse has been a Gwynedd Councillor representing Morfa Nefyn and Edern residents for two and a half years. Siân Hughes was elected to represent the area following the departure of the then councillor, Liz Saville Roberts who was elected as Plaid Cymru’s MP for Dwyfor Meirionnydd.

Siân, who is Morfa Nefyn born and bred said: “This is a huge privilege for me as a fairly new councillor, and I am grateful not only for the group’s support, but also for the warm welcome that has been extended to me. There is a close tight-knit atmosphere within Plaid Cymru’s Gwynedd team, and I look forward to working closely with the councillors, the leader, the Assembly Members and the Members of Parliament across Gwynedd.”

Councillor Dyfrig Siencyn, Plaid Cymru’s Gwynedd Leader said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Councillor Selwyn Griffiths for his tireless work on behalf of the group in recent months. His experience and his encouragement has been second to none, and he will continue to form part of the team as he represents Porthmadog west residents.  

“I am delighted to welcome Councillor Siân Hughes as the new Plaid Cymru Gwynedd group Chair. She is a fairly new member but she is already gaining experience and knowledge across the county. She is a recognisable face in Pen Llŷn and we are fortunate to learn from her experiences of working within the health board, of understanding more about her hard work within her Llŷn community and building on her political work locally. As a team, we look forward to working with Siân during the coming months.”

Siân Hughes is married, has four children and lives in the village of Morfa Nefyn.


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