The hard work now resumes!
Since the early hours of last Friday morning, I’ve now had a little time to reflect on the election and the result in Ynys Môn. It was a pleasure to work alongside a brilliant Plaid Cymru team on Anglesey and to have thousands of conversations with wonderful people across the island.
I couldn’t have dreamed that the 2013 by-election result could be exceeded, but that’s what happened, with Plaid Cymru’s majority in Ynys Môn now the largest for any party in Wales.
Thanks to everyone who played a part – no matter how large or small – in the campaign, but above all thank you to everyone on Anglesey who once more placed your trust in me and Plaid Cymru to represent you in the National Assembly. I will do my best to repay that trust.
Since I was first elected nearly three years ago, I hope I’ve shown that I’ll always give 100% in pursuing what’s best for Anglesey and in seeking a better future for our nation. I promise to continue to do that. In the Senedd in Cardiff Bay, I will continue to be vocal in making sure that our needs and interests are firmly on the agenda and are heard by Government Ministers.
We know what the challenges are. We have to ensure that everything possible is done to provide more and better job opportunities, and that we build on our strengths to seek a more prosperous future. We must hold the minority Labour Welsh Government to account and put pressure on them to make real differences in areas of public service in which they’ve previously underperformed, especially health and education.
Obviously I cannot do this alone, so I invite all of you on Anglesey to join me in this joint venture over the coming 5 years.
We are an island blessed with fantastic resources – our history, natural beauty, produce of land and sea, energy, a living culture – but most importantly, our people. Together we can make Anglesey’s communities stronger.
Once again, thank you. Diolch o galon.