Tributes have been paid to Councillor Alun Davies following his death this morning.

Alun, 60, represented the communities of Capel Hendre, Saron, Penybanc, Cwmgwili and Gwynfryn on Llandybie Community Council for many years before being elected as the County Councillor for Saron Ward in 2012, and topped the poll at his re-election in 2017. 

During this time he was also Chair of Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr Constituency Party, overseeing a successful period for the party in both Parliamentary and Assembly elections.

Outside of politics, Alun worked for the Wales Air Ambulance, helping communities raise money for the vitally important service.

Fellow Carmarthenshire County Council member for the Saron ward, Carl Harris, and Mr Davies' party, Plaid Cymru, took to twitter to pay tribute to the man.

Plaid Cymru tweeted: "We are very sad to hear of the passing of Councillor Alun Davies of Saron Ward in Carmarthenshire.

"A tireless worker for his community, he made a substantial contribution to Sir Gâr and to Wales.

"Cysga mewn hedd Alun."

Councillor Harris added: "Sad news today as our friend, and my partner in crime in Saron Ward, Cllr Alun Davies, has passed away.

"Alun was a genuinely lovely person. He was an excellent Councillor and was liked by so many.

"Gorwedd mewn hedd, cyfaill. Rest in peace, my friend."

Jonathan Edwards, MP for Carmarthenshire East and Dinefwr, also offered his condolences.

He said: "So sorry to hear of the passing of Cllr Alun Davies (Saron Ward) a tireless worker for his community and Plaid Cymru Chair in Carms East during the 2015 and 2017 Westminster and the 2016 Assembly elections.

"A huge contribution for the cause. Rest in peace Comrade."

Assembly Member Adam Price added: "Alun was a lovely guy and a great advocate for the residents of Saron Ward, but his contributions in the Council were always to try to help all Carmarthenshire residents, not just those who put their trust in him to be their representative.

"Alun would also selflessly volunteer his time to travel to other constituencies across Wales and help the cause such was his passion for Plaid Cymru and for our nation. May he rest in peace."