THE leader of Isle of Anglesey County Council, Llinos Medi, intends to stand for the Ynys Môn Westminster seat at the next general election.

Cllr Medi, of Plaid Cymru, will seek nomination from the party’s members, with hustings to be held on October 2, ahead of Plaid Cymru’s annual conference in Aberystwyth on October 6-7.


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She said: "I have thought long and hard about the political future of our island and that is why I have decided to put my name forward to be a prospective parliamentary candidate for the Ynys Môn constituency in Westminster.

"I was brought up on the island, I'm a mother bringing up her children on the island, my friends and family are here on the island. I have deep roots here.

"That is why I want to be a voice for our communities, for Ynys Môn.

"My six years as leader of Anglesey County Council have prepared me for the challenges which face our island.

"This is what drives me to be the voice for Ynys Môn in Westminster."

Rhun ap Iorwerth, Plaid Cymru MS for Ynys Môn, said: “I am extremely excited that Llinos has decided to put her name forward to be Plaid Cymru's candidate in the next general election.

“This is very good news for Anglesey.

“In Llinos, we will have an energetic candidate - a local, experienced voice who has the ability to unite our island with her extensive experience and her passion for building a more prosperous Anglesey for our children, and our children’s children.

“She has worked tirelessly for the island since she was elected as county councillor and then leader of her group, and the council - guiding us through challenging times with a clear focus and sheer determination.

“I'm looking forward to continuing to work with her and to elect her as our MP - for fairness, for ambition, for Anglesey, and for Wales.”