HISTORY was made at the meeting of Cardigan’s new town council on Tuesday evening – with more women than men represented for the first time.

Following the recent local council election, Cardigan Town Council now has seven women members and six men.

“History is being made as for the first time ever we have more women than men,” said clerk to the council Wynford Jones, as the new councillors signed their declaration of acceptance of office.

The new council is made up as follows:

Mwldan ward: John Adams-Lewis, Clive Davies, Debra Griffiths, Sian Maehrlein, Trystan Phillips.

Rhydyfuwch ward: Elaine Evans, Marilyn Farmer, Richard Jones, Shan Williams.

Teifi ward: Graham Evans, Wyn Jones, Catrin Miles, Yvonne O’Neill.

Former councillor Mark Cole, who stepped down from the council after 13 years, welcomed the rise in the number of women and said: “Whatever your party politics, in a male-dominated profession, this is to be greatly welcomed.”

The new mayor, Cllr Richard Jones, will be appointed at the town’s Guildhall (7pm) on Tuesday, May 23 (7pm).