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  • Rowan Williams
  • Laura McAllister

Commission members

  • Anwen Elias
  • Lauren McEvatt
  • Michael Marmot
  • Albert Owen
  • Philip Rycroft
  • Kirsty Williams
  • Leanne Wood

Item 2

  • Rebecca Evans MS, Minister for Finance and Local Government, Welsh Government
  • Reg Kilpatrick, Director General for Covid Recovery and Local Government Group, Welsh Government
  • Dr Lisa James, Local Government Policy Division, Welsh Government
  • Anna Adams, Tax Strategy & Intergovernmental Relations, Welsh Government

Item 3

  • Cllr Huw David, Leader of Bridgend County Borough Council
  • Cllr Llinos Medi, WLGA Plaid Group Leader, and Leader of Isle of Anglesey County Council
  • Cllr Mark Pritchard, WLGA Independent Group Leader, and Leader of Wrexham Borough Council
  • Chris Llewelyn, WLGA Chief Executive, Welsh Local Government Association
  • Naomi Alleyne, Director of Social Services and Housing, Welsh Local Government Association


  • Gareth Morgan, Deputy Director and Head of Secretariat
  • Heulwen Mai Vaughan, Secretary
  • Carys Evans, Adviser
  • Ruth Leggett, Head of Communications and Engagement
  • Rhiannon Perkins, Engagement Lead
  • Tessa Hajilambi, Office Manager


  • Miguela Gonzalez
  • Shavanah Taj
  • Gareth Williams
  • Cllr Rob Stewart, WLGA Deputy Leader & Leader of Swansea Council (item 3)

Item 1: Welcome from the co-chairs

  1. The Co-chairs welcomed the commissioners, and noted apologies.

Item 2: Minister for Finance and Local Government

2. The co-chairs welcomed to the meeting Rebecca Evans MS, Minister for Finance and Local Government. The minister discussed the Welsh Government's relationship with local government in Wales, and funding for Wales.

Item 3: Local government leaders

3. The co-chairs welcomed the local government leaders to the meeting. The leaders discussed the relationship between local government in Wales and the Welsh Government, funding issues, and democratic participation.