Beca Brown from Llanrug chosen as Plaid Cymru’s candidate for Gwynedd Council’s Llanrug By-Election says: “It would be a privilege to follow in the footsteps of the late Plaid Cymru Councillor, Charles Jones.”
The Community Councillor for Llanrug says that: “Charles Jones was an excellent representative for our community and I would relish the opportunity to continue his good work. Giving this community a strong voice at county council level, is certainly one of my main objectives.”
Beca is no stranger to rolling up her sleeves within her community and working as a team to make a difference. In the past few months, she has been part of the various food schemes established in Llanrug since COVID19 appeared.
Beca Brown said: “I have worked closely on these projects with Cwm y Glo Councillor, Berwyn Parry Jones, who has been instrumental in the success of the Sunday lunch scheme, food packages and FareShare donations. I have therefore gained valuable insight into the work of the council, thanks to Berwyn’s support.
“I have been a Community Councillor here in the village for three years and social justice is my main driving force. Now more than ever we need resilient, co-operative communities where support is available to anyone who needs it.”
“Sixteen years ago, I chose Llanrug as the village where I would raise my children, and both Leisa and Tomi are certainly Llanrug children. My close connections with Ysgol Gynradd Llanrug and Ysgol Brynrefail; Llanrug’s village Eisteddfod; Llewod Llanrug junior football club has certainly ensured that I too am embedded within this close-knit community.”
Following a number of years working within the media industry, Beca has, for the past, three years, being working part time, for a local company called, SaySomethinginWelsh. Its aim is to teach and support people, worldwide, how to speak Welsh.
Beca has been active with Plaid Cymru for many years and represents the North Wales membership on the National Executive Committee. She has held some instrumental roles with Plaid Cymru constituencies in recent years and is a former Communications Officer for Arfon’s Member of the Senedd, Sian Gwenllian.
Plaid Cymru Gwynedd Chair, Elin Walker-Jones said: “We are delighted to welcome Beca Brown as our Llanrug candidate. It is a bittersweet moment, as the loss of our former colleague remains very raw. Councillor Charles Jones was a true gentleman and Beca’s campaign will, no doubt, be an honourable one.
“Beca brings to the table a vibrancy, a positive outlook and vast experience of the political spectre. Her passion for her community is obvious, she has strong values and is an advocate of social justice; principles we, as Plaid Cymru Gwynedd, strongly believe in.
“An experienced communicator, she has strong community links within Llanrug, and we look forward to working with her during her campaign.”
Gwynedd Council’s Llanrug By-Election will take place on Thursday, 25 March 2021.