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Cardiff Lib Dems - Standing Up for Cardiff

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  • Speaking2
    Erthygl: 2014 Awst 27

    Jenny Willott, the Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central, has welcomed major new initiatives announced by the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, which will deepen the historic links between the UK and India.

    The Deputy Prime Minister has established a new award for individuals whose outstanding achievements have strengthened relations between the UK and India.

  • Profile
    Erthygl: 2014 Awst 26

    Jenny Willott, the Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central, has welcomed the news that under manifesto plans announced by the Liberal Democrats children in state-funded schools, including academies and free schools, will be guaranteed age appropriate sex and relationship education.

    The plans also include a curriculum guarantee of teaching pupils financial literacy and citizenship lessons.

  • Erthygl: 2014 Awst 22

    A Liberal Democrat government would allow football clubs in the top divisions to introduce safe standing areas into their grounds.

    Under manifesto plans announced today, football clubs would be allowed to work with their supporters to introduce standing areas.

    The Welsh Liberal Democrats have already supported calls in the Welsh Assembly to introduce safe standing for football grounds, but the Liberal Democrats' manifesto announcement would go further in making this a reality.

  • Aled Roberts conference
    Erthygl: 2014 Awst 21

    The Welsh Labour Government has revealed to universities this week that it is scrapping the Financial Contingency Fund for higher education students.

    This fund gave support to over 5,000 university students last year, with over £2million being handed out to fund books, childcare and disability costs for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Universities are now expected to make alternative arrangements to support students, but have been given less than a month to do so by the Welsh Labour Government before the new academic year begins.

  • Scrap Severn Tolls
    Erthygl: 2014 Awst 18

    The Liberal Democrats have announced today that the party would scrap the Severn Bridge tolls in the next Parliament.

    The Severn Crossings are currently managed by a private concessionaire. The concession will end when a revenue target collected from tolls is reached. Current forecasts are that the concession will end in 2018. Once the tolls are transferred into public ownership and debts are repaid, the Liberal Democrats have pledged to scrap the tolls completely.

  • Severn bridge tolls launch
    Erthygl: 2014 Awst 18

    The Liberal Democrats have announced today that the party would scrap the Severn Bridge tolls if in Government after the next election.

    The Severn Crossings are currently managed by a private company. The concession will end when a revenue target collected from tolls is reached. Current forecasts are that the concession will end in 2018. Once the tolls are transferred into public ownership and debts are repaid, the Liberal Democrats have pledged to scrap the tolls completely.

  • Profile
    Erthygl: 2014 Awst 15

    Jenny Willott, the Liberal Democrat MP, for Cardiff Central, has welcomed the news that a Liberal Democrat government would make further cuts in Income Tax and reduce National Insurance for millions of workers.

    The Liberal Democrats have made raising the personal tax allowance to £12,500, and subsequently cutting National Insurance contribution, a manifesto commitment.

  • Jenny Willott MP with staff at the Sainsbury’s store on Colchester Avenue. From left to right: Sarah Spurway, Jenny Willott MP, Jose Alberto and Mark Trevethan.
    Erthygl: 2014 Awst 13

    Jenny Willott, the Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central, visited Sainsbury's Colchester Avenue store last week (8th August) to shadow Sainsbury's staff and learn about the company's investment in its workforce by providing training from its own food colleges.

    Jenny Willott MP was met at the store by Regional Counters Manager, Mark Trevethan, and the Store's Counter Manager, Sarah Spurway and was shown the Fish, Meat, Cheese, Hot Food and Deli counters. During the visit Jenny went behind the scenes to see where and how Sainsbury's staff store and prepare food.

  • Speaking3
    Erthygl: 2014 Awst 12

    Jenny Willott, the Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central, is backing the #GivingTuesday campaign, which launches in Cardiff this week, and asks people to give their time, money or voice to charity for one day.

    The team behind #GivingTuesday will be holding an event on Wednesday 13th August 2014 atButetown Community Centre from 2pm-4pm to encourage local charities, groups and businesses to get behind the campaign and start planning for the day on 2nd December 2014.

  • Erthygl: 2014 Awst 11

    Kirsty Williams, leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats, has today announced that she has won her party's commitment to overhaul the current unfair funding system for Wales.

    Going into the General Election, the Liberal Democrats will pledge that Wales will have fairer funding for the next parliament, which could mean hundreds of millions of pounds of extra funding for Wales.

Jenny Willott MP