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Cardiff Council

Deputy Lord Mayor

Councillor Lyn Hudson
Deputy Lord Mayor of Cardiff
Municipal Year 2020 - 21​

Personal Details

Lyn was born in the Rhondda Valley and attended the local Pentre Grammar School.  She moved to Heathwood Road, Cardiff in 1968.  She is married to Peter and they have five children and seven grandchildren.  


Lyn attended The Rhondda College, where she took a business studies course and commenced secretarial work immediately, primarily for British Airways.  She has worked for a variety of organisations, working at Cardiff Airport, The National Museum of Wales and as a PA/Legal Secretary for the Church in Wales for approximately 10 years before retiring.

She has also been a school governor for Ton yr Ywen Primary School since 2008, and has served as Vice-Chair of Governors.

Lyn was a long standing member of the Cardiff and Vale Community Health Council, as the Chair of the local committee, Vice Chair and Acting Chair of the Board of Community Health Councils, and has a continuing interest in health services.  She is also a dementia friend after undertaking training with the CHC.


Lyn was elected to Office in 2008 and is County Councillor for the Heath Ward.  She has been Deputy Chair of the Conservative Group in Council, and has also served on many committees, both outside of and inside council including Public Protection, Planning, Community & Adult Services Scrutiny and PRAPS.


Lyn is passionate about animals and has successfully bred pedigree cats and dogs for many years, winning many accolades and getting involved in the standards and welfare of animals.  She qualified as a dog groomer from Bridgend College.  
She is a published poet, enjoys literature and is interested in all forms of art and craft, including sketching & painting, current affairs, politics and travel.
Lyn speaks fluent Italian.