Former council leader was 'passionate advocate' for people of Conwy

Tributes have been paid to a former Llandudno councillor who died this week. Former council leader Ronnie Hughes served Conwy over three decades and was council leader for five years.

He continued to serve the council until three years ago. A spokeswoman for Conwy County Borough Council said: "Everyone at Conwy County Borough Council is saddened by the news of the death of former councillor Ronnie Hughes.

"Ronnie was a member of Conwy County Borough Council from its inception in 1996 until he stepped down at the last election in 2022. He also served on the predecessor Aberconwy Borough Council.

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"He was leader of Conwy County Borough Council from 1999 to 2004. A prominent figure for many years, he was a big presence in the council chamber and a passionate advocate for the people of Llandudno and Conwy county.

"We extend our deepest condolences to his wife Liz and family." In a statement on Facebook, Llandudno Football Club said: "It is with deep sadness that we learn of the death of former Chairman, Ronnie Hughes.

"Llandudno FC will forever be indebted to Ronnie who put his heart and soul in to the club for many years, he was instrumental in bringing Llandudno FC from the oval to Maesdu Park. He wasn’t just a Chairman he was a groundsman, coach, barman, mentor and dear friend to us all.

"He will be sadly missed but always remembered. We would like to send our sincere condolences to Liz, Paula and Sarah on the passing of Ronnie."

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