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  • Kirsty Williams AdLib Shoot
    Erthygl: 2014 Rhag 17

    On the day that the Wales Bill receives Royal Assent, the Welsh Liberal Democrats have hailed the Act as a "landmark step" in the Welsh devolution journey.

    The new Wales Act will give the Welsh Government greater financial powers, including the ability to vary some taxes and to borrow up to £1bn.

    Kirsty Williams AM, Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats, said:

  • Selwyn Runnett
    Erthygl: 2014 Rhag 17

    The Welsh Liberal Democrats have selected Selwyn Runnett to represent the Party in Carmarthen West & South Pembrokeshire for the forthcoming General Election.

    Selwyn Runnett is a respected local property professional and a Director within a family owned local lettings agency. Selwyn lives in Meidrim, Carmarthenshire and works from offices in both Carmarthenshire & Pembrokeshire. He is Chair of the Carmarthenshire & Pembrokeshire Liberal Democrats, is active within the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) locally and is a lay preacher.

  • Rainbow flag
    Erthygl: 2014 Rhag 17

    A report released by Stonewall Cymru showing that homophobic bullying is still a major issue demonstrates the Welsh Labour Government's bullying guidance isn't working, the Welsh Lib Dems have said.

    Stonewall Cymru's The Teachers' Report found that 87% of Welsh secondary school teachers say homophobic bullying happens in their school. It also found that 85% of school staff have not received specific training on how to tackle homophobic bullying, and shockingly a third of teachers hear homophobic language from other school staff.

  • Erthygl: 2014 Rhag 17

    The Welsh unemployment rate is reducing at a slower rate than any other UK region new figures released today show.

    Statistics published by ONS show that compared to last year the Welsh unemployment rate dropped by just 0.3%, compared to 1.3% in Northern Ireland, 1.6% in Scotland and the South West, 2% in the West Midlands, 2.3% in London.

  • Erthygl: 2014 Rhag 16

    The Welsh Government's legislation on animal welfare does not go far enough to tackle many of the issues surrounding dog breeding in Wales, the Welsh Liberal Democrats have claimed today.

    The Animal Welfare (Breeding of Dogs) aims to stop 'puppy farms', where dogs may be kept in cramped conditions with little concern for their needs. However, campaigners have continuously voiced their concerns that the proposed maximum ratio of one member of staff to every 20 dogs is still too high.

  • Coding with primary school children
    Erthygl: 2014 Rhag 15

    Jenny Willott, the Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central has said today that Conservatives on either side of the border would slash funding for schools, nurseries and colleges.

    Figures published today show that, under Conservative plans, the education budget would be cut by over £13bn in England. This is similar to in Wales where, under the Tories' plans in the Assembly, the education budget would be cut by 12%. According to independent analysis from the Assembly Members' Research Service, these cuts could result in nearly 10,000 teachers losing their jobs in schools in Wales.

  • EP&JW
    Erthygl: 2014 Rhag 15

    As the weather begins to get colder, Cardiff Central's Liberal Democrat MP, Jenny Willott is urging local residents to ensure they are taking advantage of free help and support with energy bills.

    Jenny Willott MP has met with British Gas about the ways residents can stay warm and keep their energy bills down this winter. British Gas is keen to ensure that all of its customers are on the best gas and electricity tariff for them and is currently offering free loft and cavity wall insulation. Loft insulation can save up to £145 and cavity wall insulation can save up to £150 per year.

  • Mark Williams a Bryn Ebenezer
    Erthygl: 2014 Rhag 15

    Ceredigion's Welsh Liberal Democrat MP Mark Williams has added support to the campaign to re-open the Aberystwyth to Carmarthen rail line, marking the 50th Anniversary of the last use of the train line (on 12th December 1964) by visiting the signal box records collected that day by Bryn Ebenezer, Penparcau.

  • Erthygl: 2014 Rhag 12

    Former Swansea City Council Leader Chris Holley has been chosen by the Welsh Liberal Democrats as their candidate for the marginal Swansea West constituency in May's General Election.

    Councillor Holley, has represented the Cwmbwra ward in the City since 1985 and was leader of Swansea Council from 2004 to 2012. He is a former Lord Mayor of Swansea and has recently been awarded the OBE for services to politics and his local community.

  • Victor Babu
    Erthygl: 2014 Rhag 12

    The Welsh Liberal Democrats have selected Dr Victor Babu to represent the party in Aberconwy for the forthcoming General Election.

    Dr Victor Babu, a well respected surgeon who has worked in Glan Clwyd Hospital for over a decade, lives with his family in Colwyn Bay.

    In 2012, Dr Babu was the recipient of the 'BEST doctor Wales' for the year for "bringing innovation into the education."

Jenny Willott MP