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
“I'm looking forward to the representing the local residents, people I know well as I have lived here for 30 years. I am keen to listen to local people’s needs and do my utmost on their behalf within the county.
“Giving young people a voice is important to me, and I’m keen to make this one of my priorities as I work on behalf of my community. I look forward to working with Plaid Cymru Councillors and getting to know them, in addition to working with Plaid Cymru on a national and Westminster level.
Dyfrig Siencyn, Plaid Cymru Gwynedd Leader said: “We welcome Gareth Tudor to the team at Plaid Cymru Gwynedd and we are delighted that a new Councillor has been elected for Morfa Nefyn and Edern Ward.
“We remain positive here in Gwynedd in the face of stringent financial cuts from Westminster and the Tories inadequacies dealing with Europe in London. Plaid Cymru is the party that has the ambition to represent the people of Wales and their core values effectively. Our aim is to work as Team Gwynedd to create a prosperous and exciting Gwynedd where future generations will be able to live and work.”
Plaid Cymru MP for Dwyfor Meirionnydd, Liz Saville Roberts said: “I am exceptionally proud to present Gareth as the next county councillor for Morfa Nefyn and Edern, although he is already well-known to many people in the ward as the former headteacher of Ysgol Uwchradd Botwnnog. But I am prouder still that this area will be represented by a man who knows, loves and understands the region and people of Llŷn. He is a man who will hold himself to account to the highest principles.”