Aberystwyth town council votes to back Welsh independence

Aberystwyth. Picture by Jeremy Segrott (CC BY 2.0)

Aberystwyth has become the third major town in Wales to back Welsh independence after a vote of the Town Council last night.

The University town, Ceredigion’s largest with a population of 12,000, follows in the footsteps of Caernarfon and Caerphilly, who both voted for independence in July.

Last week, the Labour-dominated town council of Blaenavon also backed an independent Wales.

“Huge congratulations to Aberystwyth Town Council for being the latest to support an independent Wales at their meeting tonight,” a spokesperson from YesCymru said.

Aberystwyth is the second town or community council in Ceredigion to back Welsh independence after Llandysiliogogogo did so in July.

However, nearby Machynlleth in Powys was the first ever to declare for Welsh independence, on the 28th of May.

Crymych and Clydach in Pembrokeshire have also backed independence.

 

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David JOnes
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Shame that the marches have been suspended for 6 months

Habib Steele
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Habib Steele

Congratulations to Aberystwyth Town Council!

Dienw
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Dienw

How do we get our own town councils to declare support for independence? What is the process? Same question for our county council. Sir Gar.

Gareth McCann
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Gareth McCann

Email or write to councillors

Jonathan Edwards
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Jonathan Edwards

Annwyl Dienw: remember the Catherine Street hoo-hah in Carmarthen? We used the community poll procedure to get CCC moving. Now slightly changed, see
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/mwa/2011/4/part/7/chapter/1

Rachel
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Rachel

If Wales can fully support themselves without government handouts from London, then crack on.

Joris Bohnson
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Joris Bohnson

You support you’re crack and we’ll support ours. Clown.

Gord
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Gord

When was this? I did not get asked. So who filled this in?

Rhosddu
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Rhosddu

You’re not on the council. Elections is when YOU get asked, and they give you a pen.