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Aberystwyth town council votes to back Welsh independence

01 Oct 2019 1 minute Read
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
David JOnes
1 year ago

Shame that the marches have been suspended for 6 months

Habib Steele
Habib Steele
1 year ago

Congratulations to Aberystwyth Town Council!

Dienw
Dienw
1 year ago

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
Gareth McCann
1 year ago
Reply to  Dienw

Email or write to councillors

Jonathan Edwards
Jonathan Edwards
1 year ago
Reply to  Dienw

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
Rachel
1 year ago

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

Joris Bohnson
Joris Bohnson
1 year ago
Reply to  Rachel

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

Gord
Gord
1 year ago

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

Rhosddu
Rhosddu
1 year ago
Reply to  Gord

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

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