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Caerphilly Town Council the first in the south of Wales to vote for Welsh independence

15 Jul 2019 2 minute read
Caerphilly Castle. Picture by Rob the moment (CC BY 2.0)

Caerphilly Town Council has unanimously voted to support YesCymru’s campaign for Welsh Independence at its meeting today.

The town council is the first in the south of Wales to support taking full control back from Westminster to Wales.

The full motion read: “To propose that Caerphilly Town Council notes the recent surge of support for an Independent Wales, including the march for independence in Cardiff on May 11, 2019, which drew a crowd of thousands.

“We note also that other town and community councils in Wales have made similar statements.

“Propose that this council supports the campaign for Welsh Independence and the benefits it could bring to local communities in Wales.”

The motion was proposed by Plaid town councillor Jeff Grenfell.

Speaking before the vote, Cllr Grenfell told the Caerphilly Observer: “This motion will allow the town council to debate the issue which more and more people are talking to me about.

“I was elected as a Plaid Cymru candidate and it is, of course, something I believe passionately in.

“My priority as a local councillor is working for and improving the town of Caerphilly and independence would improve our capabilities to do that.”

Machynlleth was the first Council to vote for independence, followed by Porthmadog, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Nefyn, Bethesda, Caernarfon, Llanuwchllyn, Trawsfynydd, Llanystumdwy, Pwllheli, Bontnewydd, Llanberis, Waunfawr and Caeathro, and the Llanllyfni.

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