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Y Maer The Mayor

Each year in May the Council elects a Mayor who represents the Town Council at events throughout the year. This year 2021-22 the Mayor is Councillor Tudor Thomas.

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Councillor Tudor Thomas


Councillor Tudor Thomas is Town and County Councillor for Priory Ward. Councillor Thomas is also currently Chair of Monmouthshire County Council’s Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee and Vice Chair of Corporate Parenting at MCC. He is an active member of the Welsh Educational Strategic Planning group which has a major input regarding Welsh medium provision in the county and is a governor at Ysgol Gymraeg Y Fenni

Councillor Thomas was born and brought up in Ystradgynlais in the Swansea Valley and is a fluent Welsh speaker. Councillor Thomas pursued a career in teaching including many years at King Henry School before retiring from his last position at the Welsh Joint Education Council in 2015

Councillor Thomas has lived in the area for 38 years and is married to Jan, also a former teacher who taught at Llantilio Pertholey Primary school. She is a trained textile artist who now runs her own business Textiles at The Weir and is also Chair of both Made in Monmouthshire and the Abergavenny Arts Festival.  

His chosen charities are Cyfannol Women’s Aid, Abergavenny Foodbank and the KHS Hardship Fund.

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