Eurig Wyn 1945 – 2019

Tributes were paid to former MEP and Gwynedd councillor Eurig Wyn, who has died aged 74 on 26 June 2019.

Eurig Wyn with Jill Evans, fellow Plaid Cymru Member of the European Parliament.


Mr Wyn was elected as a member of the European Parliament representing Wales in 1999, and served until 2004. He was later elected as councillor for the Waunfawr ward on Gwynedd council in 2012, standing down in 2016. He also served as a community councillor in Waunfawr for a number of years.

During his time in the European Parliament, Mr Wyn was a member of the parliament’s culture and petitions committees. He was also a member of the delegation for relations with South Africa and the delegation to the EU-Czech Republic Joint Parliamentary Committee.

Most notably, he was a prominent advocate of Welsh farmers and the agriculture industry during the foot and mouth crisis, and served as a member of the parliament’s temporary committee set up to respond to the foot and mouth crisis.