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Ceredigion County Council election results [LIVE]

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THE HERALD is at Aberaeron Leisure Centre for the local election results as they come in. This news story will be updated throughout the night with live voting numbers.

Former council chair Gill Hopley loses Aberporth and former council leader Leith Evans wins back seat in Llandysul by large margin.

 

Cabinet member Catherine Hughes clings on by under 50 votes in Tregaron.

 

Loss of Ciliau Aeron by Plaid could show schools’ policy having an effect in Dyffryn Aeron.

Aberaeron:

Elizabeth Evans – 559
Owain Arwel Glyn Hughes – 73

Aberporth:

Gethin Davies – 386
Gethin James – 323
Stefani Flower – 114
Owen William Edward Millward – 90

Aberystwyth Bronglais:

Alun John Williams – 342
Jamie Matthew Dearden – 47
Jamie Christopher Scott – 33

Aberystwyth Central:

Ceredig Wyn Davies – 225
Jeff Smith – 73
Julie Karen Makin – 35
Mark Robert Bolderston – 12

Aberystwyth North:

Mark Antony Strong – 313
Bryony Sian Davies – 18o

Aberystwyth Penparcau:

Steve Davies
Glyndwr Lloyd Edwards
Lorrae Jones-Southgate
Charlie Kingsbury
Dylan Paul Lewis
Alex Mangold

Aberystywth Rheidol:

Mark Endaf Edwards – 170
Mair Benjamin – 154
John Aled Davies – 134
Claudine Allison Young – 97
Martin Wyn Shewring – 55

Beulah:

William David Lyndon Lloyd (Unopposed)

Borth:

Ray Quant – 326
Hugh Richard Michael Hughes – 285
Kevin Roy Price – 158
Phil Turner-Wright – 65

Capel Dewi:

Thomas Peter Lloyd Davies – 362
John Gethin Jones – 253

Cardigan Mwldan:

Thomas John Adams-Lewis – 411
Myfanwy Sian Maehrlein – 371

Cardigan Rhydyfuwch:

Anne Elaine Evans – 258
Shan Elizabeth Williams – 139

Cardigan Teifi:

Stephen Paul Greenhalgh
Catrin Miles

Ceinewydd New Quay:

Dan Potter – 261
Gill Hopley – 205
Faith Louise Millward – 30

Ceulanamaesmawr:

Ellen Elizabeth Ap Gwynn
John Dilwyn Lewis

Ciliau Aeron:

Marc Davies – 443
John Edward Charles Lumley – 281
Sonia Rose Williams – 134

Faenor:

John Erfyl Roberts – 413
Talat Zafar Chaudhri – 174
Gareth Stevan Kelly – 95
Chris Simpson – 40

Llanarth:

Bryan Gareth Davies (Unopposed)

Llanbadarn Fawr Padarn:

Gareth Davies – 236
Juliet Price – 143

Llanbadarn Fawr Sulien:

Paul James – 267
Michael Chappell – 58
Wiliam Jac Rees – 33
John Roy Morgan – 20

Llanbedr Pont Steffan Lampeter:

Hag Harris – 737
John Ivor Williams – 551
Elin Tracey Jones – 270

Llandyfriog:

Neil Flower
James Wyn Reynolds Thomas

Llandysiliogogo:

Gareth Ifan Lloyd (Unopposed)

Llandysul Town:

Evan John Keith Evans – 407
Peter Godfrey Evans – 236

Llanfarian:

Alun Lloyd Jones (Unopposed)

Llanfinhangel Ystrad:

William Lynford Thomas – 510
Angela Lewes-Gee – 274
Elly Foster – 77

Llangeitho:

David Rhodri Wyn Evans – 543
Margaret Eirwen James – 132
James Ralph Cook – 82

Llangybi:

John Timothy Odwyn Davies – 402
Dinah Mulholland – 173

Llanrhystud:

David Rowland Rees-Evans – 482
Hywel Llyr Jenkins – 140
Tony Geraghty  – 118
Alan Scott Durrant – 49
John Raymond Crocker – 35

Llansantffraed:

Dafydd Wyn Edwards
Peter James Harry Jones Hayfield

Llanwenog:

Euros Davies (Unopposed)

Lledrod:

Ifan Lloyd Davies – 571
Aaron Benjamin – 325
Angharad Danielle Adrienne Shaw 161

Melindwr:
Daniel Rhodri Davies
Gordon Patrick Walker

Penbryn:

Emyr Gwyn James – 691
Steffan Jenkins – 274

Penparc:

John Clive Davies – 423
Des Davies – 265
Graham William Dixon – 142
Nigel Sydney Moore – 121

Tirmynach:

Paul Hinge – 468
Richard Michael Lucas – 365

Trefeurig:

Dai Mason (Unopposed)

Tregaron:

Catherine Jane Hughes – 325
Karine Davies – 276

Troedyraur:

Thomas Maldwyn Benjamin Lewis (Unopposed)

Ystwyth:

John Edwin Meirion Davies
Mererid Jones

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Ceredigion County Council’s Apprenticeship recruitment campaign is now live

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THE council’s 2019 Apprenticeship programme is now open for applications until Sunday 22 September.

A council apprenticeship gives learners the opportunity to build skills and confidence while earning a salary and gaining a nationally recognised qualification. With roles available in Business Administration, ICT Technical Support and Social Care teams, there is an opportunity for everyone.

The first year of the programme is nearing an end and has been a great success. Alanah Lloyd recently completed a Business Administration Apprenticeship. She said: “I would recommend doing an apprenticeship at Ceredigion County Council to all my friends. I enjoyed the balance of real responsibilities and having the space to keep on learning.”

Maria Lloyd, Alanah’s mother said: “When Alanah was successful with her application I was delighted. It gave her the opportunity to show her work ethic and continue with her education in an organisation where there is career progression. Alanah has now gained a permanent position at the council. I would highly recommend apprenticeships to other parents.”

Lynne Connolly, Apprenticeship and Work Experience Coordinator, Ceredigion County Council said: “This year we are continuing to demonstrate our commitment to ‘grow our own’, offering opportunities for school and college leavers to continue education in a working environment and for members of the community looking to return to work or change career. All our apprentices are paid well above the minimum apprentice wage which reflects how much we value their contribution.”

To apply and find out more visit career.ceredigion.gov.uk or contact us at apprentice@ceredigion.gov.uk.

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Overall ‘excellent’ performance at Mynach Primary School

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A RECENT Estyn report on the primary school in Mynach has given the ‘Excellent’ status to each of the five inspection areas.

It was noted in the report that the school had attained ‘Excellent’ status in standards; wellbeing and attitudes to learning; teaching and learning experiences; care, support and guidance; and leadership and management.

The report notes, ‘A particular feature is the opportunities for Key Stage 2 pupils to plan and deliver lessons for the rest of the class, focusing on specific skills.’

Joyce George is headteacher at Ysgol y Mynach. She is also headteacher at Pontrhydfendigaid Primary School and Sir John Rhys Primary School. She said, “As a headteacher, I am extremely proud of the results of the survey and very grateful to the staff, governors and those who work effectively together as a team to ensure a first class education for all pupils. I am proud of the fact that the inspectors identified pupils’ literacy, numeracy and information and communication technology skills as excellent.

It was also noted that a pioneering feature of Ysgol Mynach is the way in which teachers adapt and develop the curriculum in order to raise pupils’ independence. Working together as a wider partnership with Ysgol Pontrhydfendigaid and Ysgol Sir John Rhys, Ponterwyd is a great advantage and an opportunity to share expertise, co-design and share ideas which extend and widen the experiences of pupils across the schools.”

Councillor Catrin Miles is the Cabinet member for Learning services. She said: “The Estyn report shows that Ysgol Gynradd Mynach has achieved exceptionally high standards. The hard work and dedication of the headteacher, staff, governors and of course the children is very evident. The school shows that a way of working together with neighbouring schools in a progressive way can produce excellent results. Everyone in the school deserves congratulations.”

The report notes that the school is an extremely close community. It also notes that the head teacher has a progressive vision that is continually focused on maintaining and raising standards of pupils’ achievement and wellbeing.

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Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn visits Machynlleth

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ON Thursday 15 August Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn addressed around 200 local Labour Party members from Mid, West and North Wales at Machynlleth Bowling Club. Tickets for the event had all been taken within 24 hours, and an additional video link was live streamed into the club bar to allow those who could not get into the packed venue the opportunity to hear him speak.

Mr Corbyn was joined by Christina Rees, Shadow Secretary of State for Wales, and West Wales Regional AMs Joyce Watson and Eluned Morgan, Welsh Labour Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language.

Eluned Morgan AM’s passionate introductory remarks highlighted Welsh Labour’s ongoing commitment to improving outcomes in education, health, housing, jobs and the environment. She urged immediate action from international UK and international governments on the climate crisis, declaring ‘The emergency is now!’

Mr Corbyn made clear that he is expecting a general election to be likely very soon and proceeded to outlined the scale of the current crisis the UK is facing, with 14 million now in poverty in the world’s 5th richest economy, and child poverty predicted by some to rise as high as 40%.

He went on to congratulate Welsh Labour on the great work that has been possible in Wales to insulate the Welsh people from the worst of the effects of Tory austerity, protecting vital NHS services and preventing the worst of school cuts, but he explained that there was only so much that could be done without the full support of a Labour government in Westminster.

“Things will be very different under a Labour government” Mr Corbyn added, saying that Labour will invest in people, with principles of equality and social justice and to demonstrate his state of readiness, with great vigour declared: “I’m up for an election anytime”.

He expressed grave concern over the effects that a reckless No Deal Brexit would have on the UK economy with particular reference to the devastating effects on Welsh industry and agriculture. He promised that Labour will do everything they can to prevent a no-deal, including the offer of a second referendum with Remain as an option, and the formation of a national unity government to prevent further political chaos.

Outlining his commitment to green industrial development Jeremy Corbyn stated that a Labour government would support the creation of the Swansea Tidal Lagoon which would bring valuable new green transitional jobs to Wales which would lead the world on renewables technology.

Mr Corby thanked everyone present for their efforts in Wales and reaffirmed his commitment to core Labour values of equality and social justice. He received a standing ovation and stayed after the event to chat and have photos taken with supporters.

A Ceredigion Labour spokesperson commented: “Jeremy Corbyn spoke passionately and inspiringly. He was full of praise for our outstanding efforts in the 2017 election and said he would be visiting Ceredigion during the next General Election campaign.”

The following day Mr Corbyn visited the Centre for Alternative Technology in Machynlleth to see new renewable energy technology in action and learn about pioneering methods of sustainable building and farming. He also confirmed that he would not stand in the way of any future discussion of a Welsh Independence referendum, and that he was open to considering all options for Wales’future.

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