16 July 2010



"Gwilym Euros" seat by Llais Gwynedd

Llais Gwynedd had held on to Blaenau Ffestiniog’s Diffwys and Maenofferen Ward on Gwynedd Council.

In a straight fight against Plaid Cymru Llais Gwynedd’s candidate, Richard Lloyd Jones, received 185 votes whilst opponent, Paul Thomas, received 181 votes in a 44% turn-out.

“This was a difficult seat to hold and winning by a narrow margin was not unexpected,” said Llais Gwynedd’s Chairman, Councillor Owain Williams.

“It also proves that Llais Gwynedd remains a force to be reckoned with in Gwynedd as the strives to question Plaid policies and their effect on the county’s small towns and rural areas,” he added.

The Diffwys and Maenofferen Ward bi-election was called following the resignation of Llais Gwynedd Councillor, Gwilym Euros Roberts.

Llais Gwynedd was established before the 2008 Local Government Elections mainly to oppose Plaid’s rural school closure programme in the county. The party has 13 councillors on the County Council.



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