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  • Article: Sep 2, 2014

    Dear Sir,

    As both a Liberal Democrat and a mother, I am extremely proud that from next April new parents will be able to share leave in order to look after their new child.

    That means that couples finding out now they are expecting a baby will be able to start planning for a more flexible way of sharing the new responsibilities of being a parent.

  • Kids school meal
    Article: Sep 2, 2014

    Welsh infants are missing out on a free hot school meal every day because of the Welsh Labour Government, while their English peers sit down to a free meal every day as they head back to school this week.

    Liberal Democrats in Government have introduced free school meals for all pupils aged 4-7 in England, starting with this academic year. The move will save the average family £400 a year per child; a welcome ease to household budgets. This comes as the Liberal Democrats announce this week their manifesto commitment to expand the policy to all primary school pupils.

  • Coding with primary school children
    Article: Sep 1, 2014

    As schools in Cardiff go back this week, Jenny Willott, the Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central, has said that infant pupils and their families will be worse off because the Welsh Labour Government has failed to adopt the free school meals initiative being promoted in all schools in England.

    The Lib Dems as part of the UK Coalition Government have introduced the policy so that from September 2014 every child aged from five to seven years old in an infant school in England will get free school meals, saving families over £400 a year per child. However, despite receiving extra money from Westminster to follow suit, the Welsh Labour Government has decided to spend the money elsewhere.

  • Father and baby
    Article: Aug 30, 2014

    Liberal Democrats will give fathers an extra four weeks paternity leave under manifesto plans announced today.

    Currently fathers are entitled to two weeks paternity leave but the Liberal Democrats want to go further and dedicate an extra four weeks exclusively to fathers. This will increase the protected paternity leave for dads to six weeks.

  • Petition: Aug 29, 2014
  • Eluned Parrott AM, Cllr. Ed Bridges and Ashley Wood parking
    Article: Aug 29, 2014

    Residents in Gabalfa are suffering from parking misery - and the blame can be laid squarely at the door of Cardiff's Labour councillors.

    Since 2012, the Gabalfa Focus Team have tried to work with Cardiff Council's Labour administration to resolve local parking problems - but progress has been very slow. The inaction has been attributed to Labour's internal politics which has seen three different Cabinet Members dealing with the matter in just two years! The party also recently ousted its Council Leader, further delaying the matter.

  • Councillor Ed Bridges
    Article: Aug 29, 2014

    Councillor Ed Bridges will be holding the following surgeries between now and the end of 2014:

    • Saturday 13th September, 1-2pm, North Star pub, North Road
    • Thursday 6th November, 6-7pm, North Star pub, North Road
    • Thursday 4th December, 6-7pm, Heath pub, Whitchurch Road

    Please note, there will be NO surgery during October.

  • Talking
    Article: Aug 28, 2014

    http://www.walesonline.co.uk/incoming/western-mail-letters-thursday-28-7682223

    Dear Editor,

    In response to the article on 24th August 2014 about Cardiff joining the Core Cities Group, it is about time that Cardiff Council saw the bigger picture in bringing in investment for our city and Wales.

    In 2011, the Coalition Government's introduced the Localism Act, which gives local councils and local communities in England greater powers and more control over housing and planning decisions. The Act enables the UK's biggest cities to make the case for being given new powers to promote growth and set their own distinct policies for investment.

  • Mark Williams
    Article: Aug 28, 2014

    Mark Williams, the Welsh Liberal Democrat MP for Ceredigion, has welcomed the news from DHL that as of 1st January 2015, no areas of Wales will be charged for delivery just for being in a rural area.

    DHL have been persuaded to drop the £16 charge by Mark Williams, who expressed his concerns that the 'Remote Area Service' charges were unfair to those living in rural areas, and was particularly damaging to all those running small businesses.

  • Speaking2
    Article: Aug 27, 2014

    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.

Jenny Willott MP