Cangen Dyffryn Conwy, Ein GWLAD: Rhydian Hughes(Chair), Phil Roberts( Treasurer) and Ronnie Roberts( Secretary)
James Ll. Henton, Chair Ein GWLAD West Glamorgan
Sian Caiach, Chair Ein GWLAD Llanelli
Lee Felton, Secretary Ein GWLAD Llanelli
THREE new branches of Ein GWLAD have been launched in different parts of Wales over the past few days.
Cangen Dyffryn Conwy in the north was first off the mark, quickly followed by two branches in the south, Llanelli and West Glamorgan.
Speaking at the launch of Cangen Dyffryn Conwy, chair Rhydian Hughes, of Pentrefoelas said he was proud to be part of such momentous occasion for his own locality and for Wales as a nation.
“Everyone knows things can’t stay the same as they are in Wales and that we need change” said Mr Hughes, the former Vice-Chair of YES Cymru.
“But, it’s not enough to want change- you have to thirst for change, and in Ein GWLAD, I think we have a party that is thirsting for change in our nation.”
He added that Wales needed to develop its own “ideoleg Cymreig”, away from the sterile left v right thinking which has so dominate political life here in Wales and the rest of these isles for so long.
“What’s important are the ideas- not where they are on the political spectrum. The important question for Ein GWLAD is- will these ideas benefit Cymru and its people?”
James Llewelyn Henton, Chair of the new West Glamorgan branch said it would hopefully provide the first step to recovery for the region, which has been blighted by lack of money and jobs, with its high streets also destroyed for much too long.
“People need to realise that their current local politicians here and on a national level, just building some fancy new buildings and new road layouts , while not changing the fundamental problems at the core of the issues here, will never change anything in reality, except the view” said Mr Henton, 20, of Castell-Nedd.
“We need actual change and we need it now. That’s why our 21st century party is needed, no more established nonsense, just pure “what will suit the Welsh people best” politics is what we need, and what Ein GWLAD is here to do.”
“Just remember, with Ein GWLAD, we’re not Left, Right, or Centre, We’re WELSH!”
Gwyn Wigley Evans, Interim Leader of Ein GWLAD, said the launch of the three branches showed confidence, initiative and that the party had a “can do” mentality.
“Supporters have now turned into fully fledged members, who want to make a difference in their localities which is brilliant” said Mr Evans, of Llanddeiniol, near Aberystwyth.
“Obviously, we have a clear presence on the web and on social media, but there’s nothing to beat working on the ground in our local communities and talking to people.”
Mr Evans added that he expected more branches to start up over the next few months in the lead-up to the party’s first national conference at Newtown on February 9, 2019.
One of the contributing editors of Ein Gwlad’s News Portal.
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