Welsh Politician "Steffan Lewis" Dies, aged 34



The Plaid Cymru AM Steffan Lewis has died at the age of 34.

Mr Lewis announced he had been diagnosed with bowel cancer in December 2017.

He was elected the regional AM for South Wales East in 2016, describing it as his "dream job".
He had been active in Plaid Cymru politics from an early age, addressing the party conference as a schoolboy in 1997.
Brought up in Crosskeys and Tredegar, Steffan attended Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw in Pontypool. He was Plaid Cymru's spokesperson on External Affairs, leading on Brexit.


More recently he's gained public attention for raising awareness about bowel cancer.
He was diagnosed with the disease in late 2017. Despite his serious illness, Steffan Lewis remained active and prominent in the Assembly.

He said at the time of his diagnosis that he had received "incredible support" from family, friends and colleagues.

Flags outside the Senedd in Cardiff Bay are being flown at half mast.