Public meeting to discuss implications of EU referendum result

Llangefni, Anglesey – A meeting was held by the Ynys Môn Assembly Member Rhun ap Iorwerth in Llangefni rugby club to discuss the effects that leaving the European Union would have on Britain, Wales and Anglesey. As an AM he wanted to listen to what people had to say and what their concerns with the matter was so that he could reflect that in his work do his best to represent Anglesey.

Rhun ap Iorwerth said:

“I felt passionately – and still believe – that being in the European Union is the best thing for us, but must respond to the result of the referendum that saw Anglesey vote more or less exactly the same amount over remaining and leaving.

“Anglesey, and Wales receive much more money from the European Union than what it gives in. The challenge now is to hold this finance. The government of the United Kingdom will have to provide the same financial support to protect Anglesey and Wales’s benefits.”

“It was obvious from the meeting that there were real worries about the future of many projects, from business support, higher education and energy projects, to investments in infrastructure, such as improving the A55 across the Straits.”

Rhun added:

“There was no plan from those that encouraged the vote to Leave, and people should really be offered another vote when we know exactly what the terms of leaving will be. I’ll be doing my best to get the best deal for Anglesey and Wales now.”