For many years Ceredigion Council has been dominated by so-called independent
councillors, who take their orders from the head of the independent[sic] group,
Dai Lloyd Evans.
Recently Dai Lloyd Evans set up a cabinet within his council to further
disenfranchise the electorate who do not support this party-by-another-name.
Under orders from the Welsh Assembly they carried out a
"consultation" to find what style of council the electorate wanted,
and the overwhelming majority rejected both a cabinet and a directly elected
mayor, choosing instead a more inclusive style of local government.
Dai Lloyd Evans then rejected this consultation on the un-democratic grounds
that anyone who did not respond to the consultation letter must be happy with
the status quo.
Having firmly established himself as an undemocratic, no really independent
councillor, it seems Dai Lloyd Evans proceeded to abuse his public position to
Aware of the county plan that he would soon be pushing through council with
his "independent group" cabinet, Dai Lloyd Evans bought land on the
edge of Tregaron that he knew would soon be redesignated by that plan to allow
According to an independent assessor, Dai Lloyd Evans looks to make half a
million pounds from his timely purchase. When challenged on this, Dai Lloyd
Evans was evasive and nervous, and after a couple of weeks decided to deflect
the uncomfortable questioning by attacking a political opponent for an alleged
But this attack has backfired. It turns out that the head of the Plaid Cymru
group has perfectly valid planning permission, granted by Ceredigion district
council (the defunct council of which Dai Lloyd Evans was also a part, and for
whose controversial planning policies, Dai Lloyd Evans was the principle
So what do we see? Dai Lloyd Evans is a self serving undemocratic councillor
who seeks to bully his oponents with treats of raking over his own
mistakes from ten years and more ago.
Dai Lloyd Evans: Resign!