Mabon ap Gwynfor welcomed as Plaid Cymru's Dwyfor Meirionnydd candidate
(Pictured is Plaid Cymru Gwynedd Leader, Dyfrig Siencyn with Mabon ap Gwynfor, Plaid Cymru's Dwyfor Meirionnydd candidate)
Plaid Cymru Gwynedd Councillors are delighted to congratulate, welcome and support Mabon ap Gwynfor as Plaid Cymru's Dwyfor Meirionnydd candidate for the next Assembly Election in 2021.
Plaid Cymru’s Gwynedd Leader, Dyfrig Siencyn said: “The competition to choose a candidate was an inspiration to Plaid members in Dwyfor Meirionnydd with six strong candidates sharing a passion to make a difference to the constituency communities and to contribute to the team that will govern Wales after the next election.
Gwynedd stands with the people of Catalunya
Before Gwynedd Council's cabinet meeting today (15 October), Plaid Cymru’s Gwynedd Leader Dyfrig Siencyn made a statement saying that, as politicians, we stand firm with the Catalan people, in the face of the oppression faced by nine of the country's politicians.
“I feel very angry that the liberty of nine leading Catalunian politicians has been taken away from them for holding a vote to express people's views on their country's independence. It is a threat to democracy and I fully condemn the actions of the Spanish state.
Concerns regarding Welsh Labour Government’s failure to secure educational resources in Welsh for RE pupils
An education committee in Gwynedd is deeply concerned regarding the Welsh Labour Government's failure to comply with its own Language Act, following a long discussion about Welsh language resources for GCSE religious education pupils.
Sixteen months after pressing the Welsh Labour Government to make Religious Education GCSE resources available within a reasonable time to pupils studying the subject through the medium of Welsh, Gwynedd’s Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE) is frustrated by the Welsh Government's apparent lack of desire to ensure that resources are made available to pupils in Welsh and English at the same time.
Plaid Cymru Gwynedd calls for Local Government funds to be prioritised this autumn
Plaid Cymru Gwynedd’s leader, Dyfrig Siencyn is calling on the Welsh Labour Government to ensure that the extra funds transferred from the Tory Government in Westminster is allocated specifically for local government, after years of harsh funding cuts.
“In the past week we have heard that around £600m more money is coming from Westminster following the Treasury’s spending review for 2020/2021. I therefore urge the Welsh Labour Government to ensure that a fair percentage of that money is allocated to local councils when they make their financial announcement at the end of October.
Will Gwynedd lead the nation in supporting Welsh independence?
Councillor Nia Jeffreys, who has responsibility for corporate governance within Gwynedd, will be calling on Gwynedd Council to support her call for Welsh independence at the council chambers this week.
“There is an eagerness for change,” explains Nia Jeffreys, who represents Porthmadog East Ward on Gwynedd Council, “and the support of the people is growing amidst Westminster's chaos in dealing with Brexit.
Remembering Plaid Cymru's political giant in Waunfawr, Gwynedd, Wales and Europe
With sadness came the news of the loss of Plaid Cymru's political giant at Waunfawr, Eurig Wyn. But it is with a smile, that Plaid Cymru’s Gwynedd group will fondly remember this gentle, gifted, gentleman who contributed so much to the politics of Gwynedd, Wales and Europe.
Pictured is the late Eurig Wyn (right) opening the new Waunfawr Playing Field with the local youngsters and Waunfawr Councillor Edgar Owen (left with glasses) September 2018.
Plaid Cymru Gwynedd wins national support to change second homes taxation law
During a meeting of Gwynedd's full Council today, Plaid Cymru's Gwynedd Leader revealed that nine local authorities in Wales are supporting Plaid Cymru's campaign to change the Local Government Finance Act to try and prevent second home owners from moving their houses from the Council Tax rate to the Business Tax rate.
Councillor Dyfrig Siencyn, Plaid Cymru’s Gwynedd Leader
Plaid Cymru Gwynedd welcomes new Councillor for Llŷn
Gareth Tudor Morris Jones, Plaid Cymru has been elected unopposed as Gwynedd Councillor for Morfa Nefyn and Edern in Llŷn. He succeeds Siân Hughes, Plaid Cymru who recently resigned as Councillor for the Ward due to personal circumstances.
Gareth Tudor Morris Jones from Morfa Nefyn said: "Thank you to everyone for their support in recent weeks. I have big boots to fill following in Siân Hughes’ footsteps, she is highly regarded in the locality.
Pictured are: Liz Saville Roberts, Plaid Cymru AM for Dwyfor Meirionnydd with new Gwynedd Councillor for Morfa Nefyn & Edern, Gareth Tudor Morris Jones, Plaid Cymru
Cofiwch Dryweryn – thank you!
A descendent of Capel Celyn, the north Wales valley drowned by Westminster Government to create a water reservoir for Liverpool is keen to thank the group of young nationalists who have been repairing the wall at Llanrhystud, in Ceredigion.
Councillor Elwyn Edwards, Llandderfel, Y Bala
Gwynedd Council, the first council in Wales to call for the People's Vote
In Gwynedd's full council (6 December) Gwynedd Councillors voted for a referendum to give the people of Gwynedd, Wales and the United Kingdom, the choice regarding our future relationship with the European Union. It was agreed that the referendum should offer residents the choice to remain within the European Union.
Gwynedd under the leadership of Plaid Cymru is the first county in Wales to call for the People's Vote.
Pictured is Councillor Judith Humphreys, Penygroes