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Former regional editor elected to county council

graham-breezeA former regional editor who founded his own series of hyperlocal websites has been elected as a county councillor.

Graham Breeze, left, won the Llanerchyddol seat on Powys County Council after a by-election, held following the death of Councillor Ann Holloway.

Graham, former editor-in-chief and publishing director of NWN Media in North Wales, co-founded MyTown Media, which publishes the MyWelshpool and MyNewtown news sites in Mid Wales.

He beat Liberal Democrat Richard Church and Conservative Ruth Canning on a turnout of just over 38pc.

Graham, who stood as an Independent, told the Powys County Times: “It was very nice at the end, it was a convincing win.

“I thank everyone for their support, and I can promise I will do my best for the community, it was a satisfying win.”

He added: “I can promise I will repay the people of the ward, and I am very grateful for their support.

“I can’t promise certain things, but I will represent not just my ward, but the people of Welshpool.

“I have a responsibility to them now, and I will fight to keep things in Welshpool and stop cuts.”

Graham called on both central government and local councils to review where they advertise statutory notices, and wants hyperlocal publishers to lobby for greater recognition.

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  • January 26, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    My word.

    This new tribune of the people appears to be a man so concerned with the needs and wishes of others that it is difficult not to weep tears of gratitude.

    Naturally his campaign to move council business out of established publications and into his own has nothing whatsoever to do with his desire to be a councillor.

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