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Anglesey County Council elects new Chair

The Isle of Anglesey County Council has chosen Councillor Margaret Murley Roberts as its new Chair.

Councillor Roberts was first elected on to the County Council in May 2017 and is one of three county councillors serving the Lligwy Ward.

Originally, from Moelfre, Margaret returned to live on the Island in 2006 having spent nearly 30 years living in mid Wales, where she raised her three sons with husband, Tegwyn.

Speaking after her nomination was endorsed at the County Council’s Annual General Meeting yesterday (Tuesday, May 23rd), Cllr Roberts said, “I’d like to thank my fellow councillors for electing me and granting me the honour of becoming the Council’s civic head for 2023/24.”

“I had the privilege of being elected as Chair in 2019/20 but my year was, unfortunately, cut short by Covid-19.”

She added, “This year, I will once again serve Anglesey and its residents to the best of my abilities and look forward to being a good ambassador for the County Council as I carry out my civic duties over the next 12 months.”

Councillor Roberts also announced that her nominated Chairman’s Charity for the year would be Ynys Mon food banks.

In her spare time, Margaret enjoys travelling, walking and reading. She and Tegwyn live in Llanbedrgoch and both also share a strong interest in photography.

Councillor Glyn Haynes, who represents the Parc a’r Mynydd Ward, was elected as Vice-Chairman for 2023/24.