Thousands of Anglesey residents helped into work by European schemes, evidence shows.

The career prospects of thousands of Anglesey residents have been boosted significantly since 2007 by European Union schemes, with 1,400 jobs created, 2,100 peopled helped into work and 9,000 people earning new qualifications, evidence shows.

Plaid Cymru Assembly Member for Ynys Môn Rhun ap Iorwerth AM received confirmation of the above figures in response to a written question tabled in the Assembly recently regarding European programs involving skill and employment development on the island.

Plaid Cymru Assembly Member for Ynys Môn Rhun ap Iorwerth said:

“This is another strong example of just how beneficial being a member of the European Union has benefitted Wales and my constituency of Ynys Môn.

“Creating thousands of jobs, helping thousands more skill-up and achieve better jobs and enabling almost 10,000 qualifications to be achieved by the island’s people is a significant contribution to the island’s economy.

“After the shambolic events of the last three years our assessment remains clear that leaving the European Union would be detrimental to Wales – bad for farming, bad for young people, for the NHS and for the economy.

“Let’s give the people, not politicians, the final say, and let the people give their assessment of what has unfolded since June 2016. Our future and the future of our children is at stake.”

Plaid Cymru Parliamentary candidate for Ynys Môn Aled ap Dafydd added:

“While the Conservative party is intent on a destructive Brexit and with Labour showing a chronic lack of leadership – Plaid Cymru wants a positive future for Wales within the European Union.

“No form of Brexit can compete with the deal we have already.

“Being part of the EU has supported thousands of people into work in Ynys Môn.

“European funds have been the backbone for many of our workers at a time when the Westminster parties have neglected the needs of our communities.

“As the only Remain party standing in Ynys Môn Plaid Cymru will always be in the side of working people.”