Councillor
Mabon ap Gwynfor
Member of the Senedd
for Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Assumed office
7 May 2021
Preceded byDafydd Elis-Thomas
Personal details
Political partyPlaid Cymru

Rhodri Mabon ap Gwynfor is a Welsh Plaid Cymru politician who has been Member of the Senedd (MS) for Dwyfor Meirionnydd since 2021.[1]

Ap Gwynfor was elected as a town councillor in Aberystwyth Town Council in 2004. He was later elected as a Denbighshire county Councillor for Llandrillo in 2017,[2] before resigning in August 2021. In his resignation letter, he said it was impossible to "effectively" fulfil roles as a councillor and Senedd Member.[3]

He previously stood for Parliament and the Senedd several times: Brecon and Radnor (2005), Clwyd South (2011,[4] 2015[5] and 2016[6]). He unsuccessfully fought the nomination for Ceredigion ahead of the 2010 General election[7] and Dwyfor Meirionnydd in 2015.[8]

He is the grandson of Plaid Cymru's first Member of Parliament and former president, Gwynfor Evans.[9]

References

  1. ^ "Dwyfor Meirionnydd". BBC News. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
  2. ^ "Councillor Mabon ap Gwynfor". Denbighshire County Council. April 2013. Retrieved 8 May 2021.
  3. ^ "New Plaid Cymru Senedd member steps down as councillor". Nation.Cymru. 6 August 2021.
  4. ^ Election results for Clwyd South (Senedd 2011) (April 2013). "Denbighshire County Council". Retrieved 8 May 2021.
  5. ^ "Election results for Clwyd South (2015)". Denbighshire County Council. April 2013.
  6. ^ Senedd Election 2016 (April 2013). "Denbighshire County Council". Denbighshire County Council. Retrieved 8 May 2021.
  7. ^ "Mabon ap Gwynfor yw ymgeisydd Plaid Cymru Dwyfor-Meirionnydd". Gowlog360. 6 July 2019.
  8. ^ "Liz Saville Roberts chosen as Plaid Cymru's candidate for Dwyfor Meirionnydd". Daily Post. 16 December 2013. Retrieved 8 May 2021.
  9. ^ "Mabon ap Gwynfor welcomed as Plaid Cymru's Dwyfor Meirionnydd candidate". Plaid Cymru. Retrieved 7 May 2021.
Senedd Preceded byDafydd Elis-Thomas Member of the Senedd for Dwyfor Meirionnydd 2021 – Present Incumbent