Deepest sympathies have been expressed following the news that Councillor Hag Harris has suddenly passed away on Tuesday, 31 May 2022.

Councillor Hag Harris has provided long-standing service to Ceredigion and it’s residents, being first elected in 1995 and previously a Member of Dyfed County Council since 1981. He was a Cabinet Member from 2012 until 2017 and Chairman of Ceredigion County Council from 2018 until 2019.

Councillor Bryan Davies, Leader of Ceredigion County Council, said: “This sad news of our friend and colleague, Councillor Hag Harris, has come as a big shock to us all. He was elected to the Lampeter Ward, Ceredigion County Council in 1995, having previously been a Member of Dyfed County Council since 1981. He was Chairman of Ceredigion County Council during 2018-2019 and was a clear and firm voice to residents and to the town that was so close to his heart. Hag was always helpful and ready to offer words of support or wisdom across the floor of the Chamber; we will miss his likeable character. We extend our deepest sympathy to his bereaved family and partner.”

Councillor Gareth Lloyd, Leader of the Independent Group, added: “This news has come as a huge shock to us all and it’s hard to believe. The work done by Hag and his commitment to the county over the years has been invaluable and I looked forward to working with him. We extend our condolences to the family and those close to him.”

The Council's flags are flying at half-mast in memory of a much respected son and loyal servant of this county.

The Council would like to ask everyone to respect the family's privacy at this time of mourning.