Catrin Wager is the Plaid Cymru Bangor Aberconwy candidate for the next general election.
Originally from Dyffryn Nantlle, Catrin has lived in Dyffryn Ogwen for over 20 years. She is a mother to two boys, and is a passionate campaigner for social justice and the environment.
Catrin has worked mainly in communications or education within the third sector, and previous employers include the National Trust, Welsh Centre for International Affairs, and Partneriaeth Ogwen. She now works to support communities to establish Libraries of Things as a practical response to the climate and cost of living crisis.
A seasoned campaigner on issues ranging from the climate crisis to refugees, Catrin stepped into formal politics back in 2017, when she was elected to represent Menai ward, Bangor on Gwynedd Council. She led on campaigns such as getting rid of the 'To Let' signs in Bangor and establishing a group to green the city, while bringing successful motions to council calling for free period products in the county's schools, and declaring a climate emergency.
In 2019 Catrin was appointed to the cabinet, with responsibilities that included waste and recycling, maintaining highways and public green spaces, and flooding. She led on large scale flood defence projects, including the new Hirael Bay scheme, and she brought changes that aligned with her political priorities such as changing road side verge cutting regimes to favour biodiversity, securing a grant to support community food share projects across the county, and establishing the 'Timau Tacluso Ardal Ni' (community tidying teams).
Catrin was selected as the temporary Westminster candidate for Plaid Cymru Arfon, following the news that Hywel Williams would retire at the next election, and in July 2023 she was selected as the Plaid Cymru candidate for the new constituency of Bangor Aberconwy.