transport and logistics expert, who vows to use his professional skills to
campaign for an upgraded Conwy Valley Railway Line, is Llais Gwynedd’s
candidate in the forthcoming Gwynedd Council bi-election in Blaenau
Ffestiniog’s Diffwys and Maenofferen Ward.
Owen Lloyd Jones was born and raised in Tanygrisiau and attended the village
school and Blaenau Ffestiniog’s Ysgol Y Moelwyn. He started his career as
a clerk with the Crosville Bus Company in the town qualifying as a bus driver
before attending college in order to gain membership of the prestigious
Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. He spent 14 years as manager in
Gwynedd Council’s Transport Department before being appointed to his present
post as General Manager of the Machynlleth-based Lloyds Coaches.
know the logistics and transport sector like the back of my hand” said the
38-year-old father of one 20-month-old son.
if elected I will utilize my knowledge to ensure that the Conwy Valley Railway Line
is upgraded to pave the way for the long-awaited Blaenau Ffestiniog slate waste
extraction project and the substantial employment opportunities it will
inevitably bring to the area,” he added.
Owen Lloyd Jones’ other priorities include safeguarding a safe and happy
community, maintaining public services and ensuring a long and bright future
for Blaenau Ffestinog’s Memorial Hospital.
like so many local people hold the hospital in great affection and full of
admiration towards the kind and caring staff who have carefully nursed our
loved ones over the years,” he added.
would be an utter disgrace to deprive a town of Blaenau Ffestiniog’s size and
catchment area of this essential health service,” he said.
Gwynedd leader, Councillor Owain Williams, welcomed Richard as the party’s
candidate in the Diffwys and Maenofferen Ward.
experience in the transport and logistics industry as well as his inside view
of the workings in the council will prove invaluable as Llais Gwynedd strives
to defend services in the county’s rural communities and small towns,” he said.
will make an excellent councillor and I’m looking forward immensely to having
him on our side,” he added.
Gwynedd Council election in the Diffwys and Maenofferen Ward will take place on
July 15, 2010. It was called following the resignation of Gwilym Euros Roberts.