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  • Eluned Parrott
    Article: Nov 19, 2014

    Welsh Liberal Democrat AM Eluned Parrott has urged the Welsh Government to create a Welsh Music Education Strategy.

    Eluned Parrott challenged the Welsh Education Minister in the Assembly Chamber as Rhondda Cynon Taff Council are holding a consultation on cutting their schools' music service in favour of a privatised service.

  • Rainbow flag
    Article: Nov 18, 2014

    The Welsh Liberal Democrats are marking Transgender Awareness Week on Wednesday by leading a landmark Welsh Assembly debate on issues faced by Welsh trans people.

    It is thought to be the first time this topic has been discussed in-depth by the National Assembly for Wales. It is estimated there are over 31,300 trans people in Wales, yet there are significant problems relating to adequate healthcare and housing provision. Welsh Lib Dem Assembly Members will be raising these issues, in addition to the perception of trans people in Wales and what can be done to further raise awareness of gender equality issues in order to reduce stigma.

  • Will Aid logo
    Article: Nov 17, 2014

    Jenny Willott, the Liberal Democrat MP, for Cardiff Central is supporting the work of local solicitors and encouraging residents to take part in Will Aid this November.

    Will Aid is a special partnership between solicitors and nine UK charities, which include ActionAid, Age UK, British Red Cross, Christian Aid, NSPCC, Save the Children, Sightsavers, SCIAF and Trocaire.

  • Ed Bridges and Ashley Wood by Gabalfa lane gates
    Article: Nov 16, 2014

    Cllr. Ed Bridges and Ashley Wood have welcomed the new lane gates starting to appear in Gabalfa ward.

    Because of the work of he Gabalfa Liberal Democrat Focus Team, many lanes around 'The Colonies' are now being gated. The scheme had the support of 80% of residents who took part in a consultation earlier this year.

  • Profile
    Article: Nov 14, 2014

    Jenny Willott, the Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central has welcomed the news that the number of unemployed claimants in Cardiff Central in October is 597 lower than this time last year and 86 lower than in September 2014.

    The latest unemployment figures from the Office for National Statistics show that across the UK unemployment fell by 115,000 between July and September, so there are now 1.96million people unemployed.

  • Severn Bridge tolls AMs
    Article: Nov 12, 2014

    The Welsh Liberal Democrats are calling on all parties in the National Assembly to support the Liberal Democrat policy of scrapping the Severn Bridge tolls when the bridges come back into public ownership, as they lead a debate on the issue today.

    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.

  • Article: Nov 12, 2014

    Today's unemployment figures for Wales show an increase in Welsh unemployment and the historical gap in unemployment rates compared to the UK average remains.

    Unemployment across Wales rose in the last month by 4,000 whilst the UK as a whole saw a fall. Compared to this time last year, unemployment in Wales is down 1.1%, compared to 1.7% across the UK as a whole.

  • Kirsty at conference rally Glasgow 2013
    Article: Nov 11, 2014

    The Welsh Liberal Democrats have welcomed announcements today that the Coalition Government will publish plans for a reserved powers model for Wales, and that 16 year olds will be able to vote in a future income tax referendum.

    Welsh Liberal Democrat Wales Office Minister Jenny Randerson made the announcements to the House of Lords today, having been driving the devolution agenda for Wales in the aftermath of the Scottish referendum.

  • Article: Nov 11, 2014

    Following the announcement that the Welsh Government has extended the North-South air link service until 2018, Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Transport Minister Eluned Parrott said:

    "Extending this costly North-South air link is yet another mistake by the Welsh Labour Government. Labour Ministers have poured millions into this wasteful and polluting subsidy, with little to no gain for people in North Wales.

  • Eluned Parrott
    Article: Nov 11, 2014

    Following revelations by the Week In, Week Out programme that the Welsh Government has purchased property as far ago as 2005 in preparation for the M4 'black route', the Welsh Liberal Democrats have warned that the final route decision could have been prejudiced.

    The programme has revealed that land bought as long ago as 2005 has not been declared surplus to requirements and sold off - as is Government policy.

Jenny Willott MP