John Dixon (Welsh politician)

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Andrew John Dixon (born 1951) is a Welsh politician and former member of Plaid Cymru. He stood in election for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire constituency in the National Assembly for Wales election, 2007.[1]

John Dixon was born in Cardiff ( Caerdydd ) and now lives in Llanpumsaint in Carmarthenshire. He was educated at Dinas Powys Primary School and Stanwell Comprehensive School in Penarth.[citation needed]

He has spent most of his life working in IT, as a programmer, analyst and manager, for a variety of companies, including working as a freelance Project Manager. He now works as a translator.[citation needed]

John Dixon was a councillor for fifteen years, twelve years on the Vale of Glamorgan Borough Council, and fifteen on the Dinas Powys Community Council. John was national treasurer of Plaid Cymru for five years in the 1970s, and has also held a range of other posts, including Director of Organisation and National Chair, a post which he held from 1993-1994, and again from 2002 to 2010. He stood down from his position as Chair of Plaid Cymru before his term of office had ended, citing the need to "refocus ...on activities for which I get paid" and less on organisational matters.[1] After Dixon failed to get chosen as a Plaid Cymru candidate in the 2011 Welsh Assemby elections, he left the party in April 2011. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Plaid Cymru chairman Dixon quits over party's direction", BBC News, 23 July 2010. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Matt Withers: Pressure on Plaid Cymru after big changes", Daily Post (North Wales), 3 April 2011. Retrieved 8 December 2015.

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Siân Edwards
Chair of Plaid Cymru
1992–1994
Succeeded by
Jill Evans
Preceded by
Elin Jones
Chair of Plaid Cymru
2002–2010
Succeeded by
Gwenllian Lansdown