Plaid Cymru Gwynedd Group elects a new Leader


Plaid Cymru Gwynedd Councillors have elected Councillor Dyfrig Siencyn as its new Leader at Porthmadog this week (8 May 2017). He is a Gwynedd County Councillor representing Dolgellau north.

Plaid Cymru Gwynedd succeeded in ensuring a majority at Gwynedd, a total of 41 Councillors, at the Local Election. Therefore, Plaid Cymru will continue to lead and govern Gwynedd Council during the coming five years. It builds on Plaid Cymru’s success in recent years - 4 more Councillors were elected in 2017 compared to 2012, and 6 more Councillors elected compared to the Local Election in 2008.

“It is a pleasure and an honour to be elected Plaid Cymru Gwynedd’s Group Leader,” explains Cllr Dyfrig Siencyn. “It is an important role that paves the way for the immense work that is carried out by our Councillors, staff, agencies, volunteers and our communities. Plaid Cymru has a clear vision and a huge contribution to make, not only to the future of the county, but to the future of Wales and the Welsh language. 

“Our heartfelt gratitude goes to each and every candidate that has ventured into the political arena on behalf of Plaid Cymru at this Local Election. We are grateful to our experienced Councillors who have worked hard and contributed wisely to the work over the years. We warmly welcome our new Plaid Cymru Councillors to the team. Together we can continue to be ambitious on behalf of our communities ensuring fair play for all our residents. 

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank former Penygroes Councillor, Dyfed Edwards for his contribution. He has led Plaid Cymru Gwynedd and Gwynedd Council for nine years, the longest serving Leader at Gwynedd. It has been a privilege to work with Dyfed, and we thank him for his professionalism, his friendship, his experience and his wisdom over the years. As Plaid Cymru members, we wish him well for the future,” said Councillor Dyfrig Siencyn. 

Plaid Cymru’s Gwynedd group will nominate Cllr Dyfrig Siencyn as the Leader of Gwynedd Council at the next full Council meeting at Caernarfon, on Thursday 18 of May 2017.