Plaid suspend councillor’s membership for Covid-19 vaccination comments
Plaid Cymru have suspended a councillor pending the conclusion of an investigation over comments he made online about Covid-19.
County Councilor for Nefyn, Gruffydd Williams, said he felt a duty to share information “people should have”.
He later told S4C that there were “too many unanswered questions” about the Covid-19 vaccinations and it worried him that people were taking them “based on propaganda and fake statistics”.
Rydym ar ddeall fod un o gynghorwyr Cyngor Gwynedd wedi cael ei gyfeirio at Swyddfa’r Ombwdsmon am rannu yr hyn sy’n cael eu honni i fod yn sylwadau ffug ynglŷn â Covid-19 ar gyfryngau cymdeithasol. pic.twitter.com/5qSoViZ5Md
— Newyddion S4C (@NewyddionS4C) January 7, 2021
Plaid Cymru said that during a global pandemic, distributing messages which endanger public health must be avoided at all cost.
“Everyone has a responsibility to protect the NHS, and elected representatives in particular have an important role to play in this regard,” Plaid Cymru said.
“Since the beginning of the pandemic, Plaid Cymru’s sole focus has been on protecting lives and livelihoods and the roll-out of the vaccine offers hope of better times ahead.
“There is no place for misinformation in Plaid Cymru or in wider society. Councillor Gruffydd Williams’ membership has been suspended pending the conclusion of an investigation.”