North West Wales

Anglesey council finance director suspended

Anglesey council offices
Image caption Anglesey council is being run by commissioners appointed following a failure of political leadership

One of the most senior officers at Anglesey council has been suspended.

Director of finance David Elis-Williams has been relieved of his duties pending a disciplinary investigation.

Anglesey council has been run since March by commissioners appointed by the Welsh Government although it is not clear who took the decision to suspend Mr Elis-Williams.

The council says the inquiry will be carried out by an independent person to be named.

A spokesperson said: "The suspension is without prejudice to the investigation of the allegations against him, which are not of a criminal nature."

Local Government Minister Carl Sargeant has given the go ahead for the appointment of an interim replacement.

Oxford-educated Mr Elis-Williams has worked for Anglesey council for 16 years, joining the newly-created authority in July 1995.

He previously spent 12 years at the former Gwynedd county council and five years in UK government agencies.

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