Councillor Elin Walker Jones, Glyder Ward, Bangor, has been elected the new Chair of Plaid Cymru’s Gwynedd Group, as Morfa Nefyn Councillor, Sian Hughes stands down to develop her nursing career.

Plaid Cymru’s Gwynedd Leader, Councillor Dyfrig Siencyn, said: “We are grateful to Councillor Sian Hughes for all her work in recent months.

“She has developed into the role, gained experience and offered a strong voice during her time as chair of our group. She will continue to be a great representative for Morfa Nefyn, as she develops her nursing career. We are grateful to Siân for her work.

“We welcome the new Chair, Bangor Councillor Elin Walker Jones. She is an effective Councillor with a keen interest in the language and culture and works as a children with learning disabilities and autism psychologist.

“We look forward to working with Elin and gain from her experience and expertise during the coming months.”

Elin Walker Jones was unanimously elected to the role and takes on the position with immediate effect.

Plaid Cymru Gwynedd aim to:

  • Work hand in hand with local people and the communities of Gwynedd to ensure nothing but the best within their regions, districts, villages and towns.
  • Treasure the Welsh language, our culture and traditions, to promote and develop the distinct heritage we have in Wales.
  • Develop job opportunities in Gwynedd through exciting and progressive plans and projects.
  • To work with the public and private sector to urge investment within the county.
  • Protect and safeguard the distinct environment we have in Gwynedd – beaches and coastlines, rural landscapes and mountains, villages and towns.
  • Ensure a bright future for Gwynedd’s youngsters by developing a prosperous economy, affordable housing and services of the highest standard.

Photo: Outgoing chair, Cllr Sian Hughes, Morfa Nefyn welcomes Glyder Cllr Elin Walker-Joens as new chair, with Plaid Gwynedd Leader, Cllr Dyfrig Siencyn pictured.