TRIBUTES have been paid following the death of former Gwynedd councillor Eurig Wyn.

Mr Wyn, who was 74, and from Waunfawr, was a member of the former Gwynedd County Council.

More recently, he represented the Waunfawr ward on Gwynedd Council until stepping down in 2016.

Councillor Edgar Wyn Owen, Chairman of Gwynedd Council said: “I was proud to follow Eurig as councillor for Waunfawr on Gwynedd Council when he decided to step down three years ago.

“Eurig was a dear friend and the whole community will certainly remember his tireless work for Waunfawr.

"As a gentleman and true Welshman, I know that he was well-respected by councillors across the Council and that he always wanted the best for Gwynedd and for Wales.

“As a Council, we send our deepest sympathies to his family.”

Gwynedd Council leader, Councillor Dyfrig Siencyn added: “Eurig was a charming and likeable character and an astute politician who gave a lifetime of service to Wales and the Welsh language.

"It was a privilege to serve with him on Gwynedd Council and it is with great sadness that we mark his passing.”

Mr Wyn was a former journalist, who previously served as a Welsh member of the European Parliament.

A Plaid Cymru politician he represented Wales in Brussels from 1999 to 2004 and was a county councillor for the Waunfawr ward from 2012 until his retirement in 2016.