Tribute to Steffan Lewis AM by the Llywydd of the National Assembly for Wales
A statement from Llywydd of the National Assembly for Wales, Elin Jones AM following the sad loss of Steffan Lewis AM today.
“I am deeply saddened to hear of the death of my friend and colleague Steffan Lewis.
Steffan showed great dedication and courage in continuing to serve the people of South Wales East throughout his difficult illness. His determination to serve and work hard to improve the lives of the people of Wales earnt him respect from across the political divide, within the Senedd and further afield.
I cannot recall another AM who was as proud as Steffan to have been elected to his national parliament. That his term of office was cut so short is a tragic loss for us all. I shall miss his friendship and his passion for Wales and his party.
On behalf of all the Members and those who work at the National Assembly for Wales, I would like to express my deepest sympathy to his family, colleagues and constituents.”
As a sign of respect, the flags at National Assembly buildings have been lowered.
A book of condolence will be made available in the Senedd for colleagues and members of the public wishing to pay tributes. It will remain there until further notice.