A former farmer is the new Chairman of Pembrokeshire County Council.

He is 71-year-old Arwyn Williams from Pembroke.

Councillor Williams has represented the town's St Mary's North electoral division on the County Council for the past 10 years. He was also a community councillor for over 30 years.

Born and bred in Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, Councillor Williams moved west to Pembrokeshire as a teenager with his parents in the 1950s.

The family farmed potatoes and arable on the Angle peninsular before the energy industry came to the waterway.

Councillor Williams, who is a Welsh speaker, followed in his parent’s footsteps moving into mixed farming and later diversifying.

He is now retired and living with his wife Elizabeth in Golden Hill, Pembroke.

Councillor Williams - who succeeds Councillor Peter Morgan of The Havens as Chairman - was proposed for office at Friday's annual meeting by Councillor Mark Edwards and seconded by Councillor Umelda Havard.

A vote of thanks to the outgoing Chairman was proposed by the Leader of the Authority, Councillor Jamie Adams.

The Council’s new Vice Chairman is Councillor Tom Richards who represents the electoral division of Letterston.

The ceremony in County Hall, Haverfordwest, was attended by the Lord Lieutenant of Dyfed, The Hon. Robin Lewis OBE.