Huge growth in support for YesCymru and independence

Speaking at YesCymru's AGM in Merthyr Tydfil today, YesCymru Chairman Siôn Jobbins said:

 

"Thousands took to the streets in 2019 to declare their wish to see an independent Wales at AUOB Cymru marches - something that has never happened before - and discussing independence for Wales is now becoming an everyday and natural part of life and conversation for the people of Wales.

 

"Former Welsh First Minister, Carwyn Jones, spoke at one of YesCymru’s public meetings at the National Eisteddfod, and a September 2019 YouGov poll showed that between 32%* and 41%* would vote for independence in a referendum depending on the question.

 

“The number of YesCymru members has trebled since the last general meeting to around 2,500, and new groups have been set up all over Wales and are busy spreading the positive message of independence. There has also been tremendous growth on social media, with our Twitter followers doubling, from 10 thousand to 20 thousand, in a year. "

 

Following the AGM David Buttress (The business and entrepreneurial opportunity for independence), Angharad Mair (Media), Carolyn Hitt (Rugby and Independence), Mark Evans (Football and Independence) and Mark Hooper (Banc Cambria) spoke at the 'YesCymru Talks' sessions in the afternoon.

 

Siôn Jobbins added:

 

"The fact that we have been fortunate enough to attract eloquent speakers of substance like David Buttress, Carolyn Hitt, Angharad Mair, Mark Hooper and Mark Evans to the YesCymru AGM in Merthyr on 25 January is testament to the change among the people of Wales.

 

"Three further marches have already been organised in conjunction with AUOB Cymru for 2020, in Wrexham, Tredegar and Swansea, and we are very confident that the campaign will continue to go from strength to strength in 2020."