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Nefyn Town Council becomes the fourth to back Welsh independence

20 Jun 2019 2 minute read
Catrin Roberts, Vice-Chair of Cyngor Tref Nefyn, Simon Brooks of Cyngor Tref Porthmadog and Rhys Tudur, Chair of Cyngor Tref Nefyn

Nefyn Town Council has become the fourth to back independence for Wales.

The proposal was passed this afternoon. There was one absentation, with all others voting for.

Rhys Tudur, Chair of the Council, said: “I’m proud to announce that Cyngor Nefyn has passed a motion supporting Yes Cymru’s campaign for independence. Independence would put our destiny in our own hands.

“In the Nefyn area, the lack of homes for local people is a real problem as is the low-wage economy.

“Independence would give us the powers to address our problems head-on.”

Councillor Simon Brooks, who proposed that Porthmadog Town Council declare in favour of independence said: “Nefyn’s decision is really good news. We’re on a bit of a roll at the moment, with town council after town council declaring for independence.

“I’d like to thank the council in Nefyn for giving me the chance to address them beforehand, explaining why we in Porthmadog declared for independence earlier this month.

“I hope that co-operation like this between town councils can continue. It shows that we’re building a Welsh independence movement from the bottom up.

“Llongyfarchiadau, Nefyn!”

Ffestiniog Town Council became the third in Wales to back Welsh independence after a vote last week, following Porthmadog Town Council earlier in the same week.

Machynlleth Town Council, in Powys, became the first to formally back Welsh independence in May.

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