Leanne Wood said the results were not only testament to the hard work of local candidates and members but also reflected the desire of local people to consign the local authority’s chequered history to the past.
“This is an excellent result for Plaid Cymru,” said Leanne Wood, “winning 12 seats on the council and increasing our representation on the council is a definite sign that we are winning support up and down the country with our positive policies to boost the economy.
“I’ve said from the beginning of my leadership that the Welsh economy and job creation are the priorities. I hope that we will be able to implement this ethos on Ynys Môn now because it is something that was said to me by voters time and time again on the door steps.
“What is most important of all for Ynys Môn now is that political point-scoring is put to one side in the name of good governance and bringing to an end a difficult chapter in the history of the council.”
Newly-elected Councillor Bob Parry said:
“The interests of the people of Ynys Môn must be placed before all else. There is a lot of trust to be re-built between the local authority and the people of Ynys Môn and I know our excellent team on the island have the integrity, determination and work ethic to achieve this.
“At the beginning of this election campaign we urged voters to make ‘Anglesey/Môn proud again’ and that is what our councillors at the local authority will be focusing on over the next few years.”