Prominent Plaid Cymru politician steps down as Waunfawr Councillor


Councillor Eurig Wyn has made the decision to step down as Plaid Cymru’s Waunfawr representative on Gwynedd Council. A prominent Plaid Cymru politician, Eurig Wyn won the Waunfawr seat in the 2012 Gwynedd Council Election working hard to represent the people of the area. He represented Wales as a Member of the European Parliament between 1999 and 2004 and has also been a Waunfawr Community Councillor for a number of years.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as a Gwynedd Councillor and feel that this is the right time for me to pass on the baton to a new representative, for personal reasons. During the past few years, we have been working hard locally to establish a new Medical Centre for the village and work is also on-going to create a new playing field in Waunfawr. Another project that we are working towards is the Gerddi Bach affordable homes development for local people, together with the innovative hydro-electricity scheme at Cefn Du which will bring community profits to benefit the local people at Waunfawr.

“I am delighted that we have recently elected a new Plaid Cymru Assembly Member for Arfon in Siân Gwenllian working with Plaid’s Hywel Williams MP and Jill Evans as our Plaid MEP in Brussels. Plaid Cymru has a strong team of representatives in this area, and I am delighted that Edgar Owen has been chosen as the next Plaid Cymru candidate to work with these experienced politicians to represent the people of Waunfawr and the surrounding area.

Paying tribute to Councillor Eurig Wyn, Gwynedd’s Plaid Cymru Leader Councillor Dyfed Edwards said: “Eurig Wyn, an experienced and talented politician will, without doubt, be a difficult act to follow. We are grateful to him for his continued work for Plaid Cymru here in Gwynedd, as he makes the decision to step out of the political arena. We wish him the very best for the future and look forward to welcoming Edgar Owen, a very active member of the Waunfawr community, as the local Plaid Cymru candidate for Gwynedd Council.”