Lib Dem AM Aled Roberts quits as Wrexham council leader

Aled Roberts
Image caption Lib Dem Aled Roberts was elected to the assembly this month

The Liberal Democrat leader of Wrexham council is to stand down after winning a seat in the Welsh assembly.

Aled Roberts was elected as an AM for the north Wales region this month.

"The people of north Wales deserve a dedicated voice at the assembly and that is what I shall be," he said.

He will stay on as a backbench councillor until local elections next May. Wrexham councillors will elect a new leader next week.

The newly-elected Lib Dem AM for south Wales central, John Dixon, will also give up his role as executive member for health, social care and wellbeing on Cardiff council.

He said: "I don't believe I could do justice to my new job as assembly member whilst retaining this responsibility for social care in Cardiff."

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