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YesCymru Chair re-elected unopposed

10 May 2021 2 minute read
Siôn Jobbins addresses the marchers in Caernarfon. Photo Nation.Cymru

The Chair of YesCymru has been re-elected unopposed.

Siôn Jobbins, will continue to head the grassroots pro-independence group, which has seen its membership surge to over 18,000 in the past year.

The news was revealed ahead of the elections to the organisation’s Central Committee.

Sarah Rees will also become Vice-Chair and Gwyn Llewelyn will remain as Treasurer after they both stood unopposed.

Committee member Shane Brennan looks set to become Secretary after YesCymru co-founder and former Chair Iestyn ap Rhobert withdrew from the race.

Mark Hooper, founder of Banc Cambria is also stepping down from the committee to “focus” on getting the Welsh community bank off the ground.

The AGM is due be held online at 10am on Saturday 22 May. During the meeting YesCymru’s Central Committee will be elected by an online vote.

There are also candidates running for the eight non-portfolio positions on the Central Committee, and people will be able to vote for a maximum of eight candidates on the day of the meeting. Jen Llywelyn recently withdrew from the race.


The following candidates are standing.

  • Adam Phillips
  • Alyn Davies
  • Andrew O’Brien
  • Ben Gwalchmai
  • Carys Eleri
  • Duncan Fisher
  • Elin Hywel
  • Llywelyn ap Gwilym
  • Nikita Jones
  • Rachel Cooze
  • Scott Mackay
  • Shane Brennan
  • Tori West
  • Tyler Griffiths

People need to register in advance to attend the AGM, and can do so here –

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Gary Owen
Gary Owen
3 years ago

Why on earth is YesCymru not allowing its whole membership to vote on the central committee? A movement that wants to empower Wales to choose its own destiny doesn’t trust its own members to elect the committee? I will try to be there for the AGM but may well have to look after my kids at that time – so my voice doesn’t count. If YesCymru is going to succeed, it needs to be inclusive, to empower and encourage its membership to get involved. Excluding ordinary members and only listening to an inner circle of activists is a catastrophic step… Read more »

Mandi A
Mandi A
2 years ago
Reply to  Gary Owen

The wisdom of hindsight, look what happened

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