Following last week’s local council elections, Llanelli has elected its first Welsh Conservative to the Town Council in over a decade.
19-year-old Siôn Davies of Park View Terrace won a seat on Llanelli Town Council to represent the town’s Elli ward alongside Labour’s David Darkin and Independent, John Jenkins. Narrowly beating Deputy Mayor of Llanelli, Clive Thomas (Labour) by just 7 votes.
Siôn received 348 votes to become Llanelli’s only elected Welsh Conservative Councillor.
The overall voter turnout for the Elli ward was 45.87%.
At 19 years old, Siôn is also Llanelli’s youngest elected Councillor.
Speaking to Llanelli Online Siôn said: “I grew up in Llanelli and like so many other local people, I just want to see our town centre alive and thriving again like it used to! That’s why I decided to run to be a Councillor.”
He told Llanelli Online of his plans for the town. he said: “Now that I’m elected, I’m going to work hard to put Llanelli back on track by attracting new investment to our town centre and supporting our town’s fantastic small business-people.”
Siôn concluded: “As your Councillor, I promise to listen to your concerns when it comes to the issues that matter most to you – I’m going to do all I can to stand up for our community and be a strong voice for the people of Llanelli.”