From Wylfa to the Welsh language: Ynys Môn constituency guide for the 2021 Senedd election. Covering Holy Island and the Isle of Anglesey, Ynys Môn has tended to be a much less interesting seat during Senedd elections compared to its marginal status on Westminster election nights. It has been held by Plaid Cymru since the formation of the National Assembly in 1999, with former BBC journalist Rhun ap Iorwerth currently holding the biggest majority in the Senedd (9,510). Among his challengers this time round will be Llanrwst-based teacher and Labour campaigner, Sam Egelstaff, and Cardiff county councillor, Lyn Hudson for the Conservatives. Historically the seat has been fiercely loyal to incumbents while showing an ability to ride roughshod over national trends – truly an island in both a geographical and political sense – but this theory was called into question in 2019 when the Brexit wave saw the seat swing to the Conservatives, with the ‘remain’ or left of centre vote split in the middle between Plaid and Labour.
Nation Cymru 12th April 2021 read more »