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Friday, April 01, 2011

Rest in Peace Brynle

Sad news this morning that the former North Wales Conservative Assembly Member, Brynle Williams has died at the age of 62.

Brynle had been ill for some time but at various stages it was hoped by all of us who knew him that he would recover and come back to join us in the Assembly chamber. He certainly never gave up, fighting to the end. So much so that he remained on the Conservative's North Wales list for next month's elections until he passed away.

Brynle and I did not see eye to eye on everything but he was a fighter and a doughty champion of rural Wales. His first love after his family was his horses and I believe that he was a renowned authority on these animals. He was constantly on his feet in Plenary urging "my Minister" to do more for the countryside or for Welsh farmers, and although many people will remember him more for his part in the 2000 fuel protests, it is in this area that he made his greatest contribution.

He had a cheery manner and a ready wit, his charm and his bluntness often manifesting itself in a non-PC comment spoken with a twinkle in his eye and a mischievous smile. He was a warm and caring human being whose infectious laughter will be greatly missed.
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