Plaid Cymru is delighted to announce that Beca Brown has been elected as the new County Councillor for Llanrug in Gwynedd Council's By-Election this evening (25 March 2021).
Beca won 63% of the vote, with a turnout of 681 voters at the ballot box.
Beca Brown, Plaid Cymru: 431
Richard Philip Green, Independent: 221
Calum Dafydd Davies, Welsh Liberal Democrats: 16
Martin Harry Bristow, Independent: 13
“It is a privilege to follow in the footsteps of the late Plaid Cymru Councillor for this area, Charles Jones,” said Beca Brown.
“I am very grateful to everyone who has worked and supported me during this campaign and I fully appreciate everyone who turned out to cast a vote on my behalf. I will do my utmost for the people of Llanrug and will work on your behalf to represent this area to the best of my ability.
“I would like to thank the other candidates for running a fair and respectful campaign. I would also like to pay tribute to Gwynedd Council staff for organising a professional and well organised election within the difficult constraints of a pandemic.
“I look forward to joining the Plaid Cymru Gwynedd Group of Councillors and work with them to represent the county's residents. Thank you very much.”
Plaid Cymru Gwynedd Chairman Elin Walker-Jones said: “We are proud of Beca Brown's success as she begins her new role as county councillor for Llanrug. Even though this is a bittersweet moment for Llanrug as we hold fond memories of a former colleague, Beca will, no doubt, be a true asset to the area.
“She has an infectious enthusiasm, a positive outlook and extensive experience of politics in Wales. The people of Llanrug have put their trust in her, and we as a group of Plaid Cymru councillors look forward to welcoming her to us and supporting her in her new county political journey. Congratulations!”
Gwynedd Council’s Llanrug By-Election was called following the death of the late Plaid Cymru Councillor Charles Jones.