WREXHAM councillor, Paul Jones, of Maesydre ward, has resigned.

Cllr Dana Davies, leader of the Wrexham Council Labour Group, said: "Paul Jones has stepped down from his role as county councillor for Maesydre for family reasons.

"Paul has been a superb local representative and will be a huge loss to his ward and to the Wrexham Labour Group.

"He leaves with our sincere gratitude and very best wishes and we fully understand and appreciate that family comes first, particularly in the current climate.

"I am sure these sentiments will be echoed by the residents of Maesydre.

"Until a by-election can be called, Cllr Adrienne Jeorrett and I will be taking on Paul’s responsibilities for Maesydre and invite local residents to contact us at any time.

"My email address is Dana.Davies@wrexham.gov.uk and my contact number is 07516069760.

"To contact Cllr Jeorrett, email Adrienne.Jeorrett@wrexham.gov.uk or call 07934920269."