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  • William Powell AM (Stephen Radford)
    Article: Sep 17, 2014

    Ahead of the Scottish independence referendum tomorrow, Welsh Liberal Democrat AM William Powell writes about the future for Wales...

    We're facing huge constitutional change in the United Kingdom. Whether Scotland votes Yes or No, reform is coming and we must ensure that Wales is not left behind.

    I hope that Scotland agrees to remain a part of the UK. We are definitely better together but we also need to promote a new union, rather than stubbornly defend the old. This is why we are calling for the implementation of the Silk Commission's proposals and establishing a UK-wide Constitutional Convention to draft a plan for a new Union.

  • Jobs
    Article: Sep 17, 2014

    Jenny Willott, the Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central has welcomed the news that the number of unemployed claimants in Cardiff Central in August is 561 lower than this time last year and 99 lower than in July 2014.

    The latest unemployment figures from the Office for National Statistics show that across the UK unemployment fell by 146,000, lowering the total unemployment count to 2.02 million.

  • Kirsty at conference rally Glasgow 2013
    Article: Sep 16, 2014

    The Welsh Liberal Democrats have today dismissed criticism that the vow taken by the three UK party leaders to protect the Barnett formula in Scotland means the formula can't be reformed for Wales.

    Kirsty Williams hit out at claims by Plaid Cymru that the Barnett formula, which is used to distribute money to the UK's devolved governments, would not be reformed. She said that the commitment made to Scotland does not rule out reforming the funding settlement for the Welsh Government. Liberal Democrats have already made a manifesto commitment to top-up the Welsh block grant to a fairer funding level. It is thought that Wales is currently underfunded by around £350million.

  • Guide Dogs
    Article: Sep 16, 2014

    Dear Editor,

    I hope everyone saw the Guide Dog charity's bright yellow bus in Queen Street last weekend. The bus was stationed in Cardiff as part of the charity's national campaign to fit audio-visual (AV) technology on all buses and help passengers with sight loss travel more independently and confidently.

  • Eluned Parrott
    Article: Sep 16, 2014

    The Welsh Liberal Democrats have criticised the Welsh Labour Government's flagship Jobs Growth Wales (JGW) scheme after the Government's own interim report identified a number of weaknesses with the scheme.

    The report, released today, found that 73% of those on JGW placements would have found work without the Government scheme. It also notes significant failings to target those young people most in need of help to find work, particularly in Communities First areas. Participants on the scheme are also shown to be trapped in low wages, earning only 67% of the average for their age group whilst on the scheme, and only 76% of the average for their age group after they finish.

  • At the Which? energy advice surgery in Cardiff
    Article: Sep 15, 2014

    Jenny Willott, the Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central, is backing the Coalition Government's strategy, which requires energy companies to install smart meters in all homes and small businesses, to allow residents to make better informed choices about how much energy they use and who they buy it from.

  • Jenny Willott MP with an official Rugby World Cup 2015 ball
    Article: Sep 12, 2014

    As tickets go on sale for the Rugby World Cup 2015 Jenny Willott, the Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central, is delighted that games will be played at the Millennium Stadium and urges residents to apply for tickets before they go.

    Between September 12th and 29th up to 1 million tickets for the Rugby World Cup 2015 will go on sale to the public. Tickets for all 48 matches will be available during this window, with prices starting at £7 for children and £15 for adults. General ticket sales will be on an application basis with any oversubscribed matches balloted.

  • Aled Roberts portrait
    Article: Sep 12, 2014

    Commenting on reports that Caerleon Campus is set to close, Aled Roberts, Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Education Minister, said:

    "We are seeing yet another broken promise from the Welsh Labour Government. The merger only took place last year and we were explicitly told that campuses wouldn't close.

    "This is a major blow not only for students, but for staff too who have every right to feel angry and betrayed. Labour needs to explain why it has gone back on its word.

  • Kirsty conference stage
    Article: Sep 11, 2014

    Kirsty Williams, leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats, has warned that Wales could be left marginalised unless political parties unite in promising more powers for Wales.

    Speaking at an event at the Millennium Stadium hosted by the Institute of Welsh Affairs (IWA), Kirsty Williams challenged all political parties to speak as one voice on behalf of Wales and support the recommendations of the Silk Commission.

  • Jenny Willott MP
    Article: Sep 11, 2014

    Cardiff Central MP Jenny Willott has become one of 40 MPs from across the UK to champion the work of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and help beat cystic fibrosis for good.

    Cystic fibrosis is a life-shortening inherited disease, affecting over 10,000 people in the UK. The disease causes the lungs and digestive system to become clogged with mucus, making it hard to breathe and digest food. There is no cure for cystic fibrosis but treatments are available to manage it.

Jenny Willott MP