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Leader unveils ‘most gender balanced cabinet’ Gwynedd Council has seen

03 Jun 2022 2 minutes Read
Dyfrig Siencyn

Dale Spridgeon, local democracy reporter

The most “gender balanced” cabinet that Gwynedd Council has seen has just been announced.

Naming his new Cabinet  following recent elections, the leader of Gwynedd Council, Councillor Dyfrig Siencyn hailed his new team as  “new and exciting”  with a “fine blend of experienced voices”.

Councillor Nia Jeffreys (Porthmadog East) becomes Deputy Leader with responsibility for the Economy and the main cross-departmental programmes.

New members

There are four new members joining the cabinet: Councillor Elin Walker Jones (Glyder) who will lead on Children and Young People; Councillor Menna Jones (Bontnewydd) who is the new Cabinet Member for Corporate Support and the Legal Service; Councillor Beca Brown (Llanrug) is the new member with responsibility for Education; and Councillor Berwyn Parry Jones has been appointed to be responsible for Municipal and Highways and Gwynedd Consultancy.

Councillor Dafydd Meurig (Arllechwedd) continues to be a Cabinet Member leading on the Environment; Councillor Craig ab Iago (Pen-y-groes) continues to lead the portfolio for Housing and Property; and Councillor Ioan Thomas (Menai – Caernarfon) continues in his role as Cabinet member for Finance and Information Technology.

Councillor Dilwyn Morgan (Y Bala) also keeps his place as a Cabinet Member, moving to Adults, Health and Wellbeing.

Councillor Dyfrig Siencyn said: “I look forward to working with the new Cabinet team as we work towards our aim of providing the best possible services for the people of Gwynedd.

“We have a new and exciting team with a fine blend of experienced voices and new enthusiastic members. I’m also pleased that this is the most gender balanced Cabinet that Gwynedd Council has seen.

“We will be giving our all to the challenges ahead.”

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26 days ago

You know that gender is a choice of the individual these days, so the title is misleading, it’s not for you to state.

Peter Cuthbert
Peter Cuthbert
25 days ago
Reply to  Gill

Well if the Cabinet is not made up of just elderly white blokes that must surely be a small step forward?

25 days ago
Reply to  Gill

And today Phil, you have chosen to be Gill?

Argol fawr!
Argol fawr!
24 days ago
Reply to  Gill

I’m pretty sure councillors of all people would have stated how their gender preference should be communicated…. Gill.

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