Cllr. Ed Bridges, who has represented Gabalfa & Mynachdy for the Liberal Democrats since 2004, has announced his intention to step down at the next local elections.
Ed was first elected to represent Gabalfa & Mynachdy in 2004, when he was just 21. He has held his seat at two subsequent elections (in 2008 and 2012), both times with over 50% of the vote. He lives in the ward with his wife and young son.
Ed said: “It has been a huge honour to represent my community for over a decade, and I will continue to work tirelessly for Gabalfa & Mynachdy every day until the next local elections. However, with a young family and demanding work commitments, I feel the time is right for me now to take a break. I also want to be fair to my wonderful residents – all politicians go stale after a while, and it’s probably time for some new ideas in the area.
“I remain loyal to the Lib Dems, and I will look forward to working with whoever the party selects to ensure the community has effective representation. The party has achieved some great things locally since 2004 – new equipment for local playgrounds, improvements like lane gating, and progress on key problems like car parking. It’s been a pleasure to work on these sorts of campaigns with residents, and I know that whoever succeeds me will be inheriting a wonderful job.”
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