A Tenby county councillor and a stalwart of local politics has been presented with a special contribution award marking 55 years of service this year.

2023 marks the 50th anniversary of Clr. Michael Williams who represents the Tenby North ward on Pembrokeshire County Council, standing and winning the July by-election against candidate James Frederick Titterton for a seat on the old borough council.

Clr. Williams still lives in the same house on Harding Street that he grew up in, and was one of the last people to be born in the old Tenby Cottage Hospital.

Plaid’s Cefin Campbell Senedd Member for Mid and West Wales, presented Cllr Williams with a special ‘contribution award’ at the Plaid Cymru conference last week.

The award acknowledges the contribution of Plaid Cymru members to the party, their community and Wales throughout their lives.

“It was a great pleasure to present Cllr Michael Williams with the Special Contribution Award at the Plaid Cymru Conference in Aberystwyth last week,” said Mr Campbell.

“Michael has served as a County Councillor for Plaid Cymru in Tenby for over 55 years - working tirelessly for his ward, Pembrokeshire and Wales during that time.

“He has severed as leader of the Plaid Cymru group on the Council for many years, and fought for the development of Welsh-language education in the county, as well as tackling second homes.

“He is fully deserving of this special award, and it was an honour to be present it to him on the conference stage. Well done, Michael - and diolch,” he added.