Congratulations are in order.
After 12 years of being Deiniolen ward's county councillor, Plaid Cymru's Len Jones has finally faced an election and finds himself voted in as a member of Gwynedd Council. Until this year, he had always been unopposed.
This year, he was challenged by two other candidates: Alan Pritchard for Labour and Ian Franks (me) for Llais Gwynedd.
Although I was defeated in this year's election, I will be keeping a watchful eye on the activities of Cllr Len - as well as taking a close look at the needs of Deiniolen ward and all of us who live here. And I fully intend to challenge Len again in the next council election in 2012.