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  • EP&JW
    Article: Jan 21, 2015

    Local politicians Jenny Willott MP and Eluned Parrott AM have welcomed the decision of a packed public meeting to start the ball rolling on holding a local referendum on Cardiff's Labour Council's proposal to close Rhydypennau Library.

    The decision to hold a formal 'calling' meeting was taken on Monday at a meeting organised by local community activists and Cyncoed councillors, Kate Lloyd and David Rees, attended by more than 200 people.

  • Profile
    Article: Jan 21, 2015

    Jenny Willott, the Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central, is backing the NSPCC's new 'Share Aware' campaign which aims to get families talking about socialising safely online.

    The NSPCC has created a new online guide to help inform parents about the risks of different social networking sites used by children: http://www.nspcc.org.uk/shareaware

  • Jenny at Cardiff Post Office launch Jan 2015
    Article: Jan 19, 2015

    Jenny Willott, the Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central, has formally opened the new City of Cardiff Post Office, which has been modernised under a multi-million pound investment programme.

    The team at the City of Cardiff Post Office are serving customers in a brighter, more modern, open-plan branch with new self-service options following an extensive refurbishment as part of a major Post Office investment programme.

  • Home Zone
    Article: Jan 14, 2015

    Jenny Willott, the Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central, is calling on small shops in Cardiff Central to enter the All Party Parliamentary Small Shops Group's Best Small Shops Competition.

    Small shops can submit their application to the competition via www.bestsmallshops.uk setting out, in no more than 500 words, why they are the best in the UK.

  • Mental health
    Article: Jan 13, 2015

    The Welsh Liberal Democrats are calling for a radical change in how Wales' NHS approaches mental health services.

    The Children, Young People and Education Committee recently published a critical report that painted a stark picture of the state of mental health services in Wales. The report found that young people in particular were facing a service that "cannot cope with demand."

  • Peter Black conference
    Article: Jan 13, 2015

    Six-figure redundancy packages in the public sector would be a thing of the past under proposals announced today by the Welsh Liberal Democrats.

    Welsh Lib Dem AM Peter Black is arguing that pay-outs should be capped at £90,000 for people working in the NHS and for council staff.

    The move comes in the wake of a string of controversial taxpayer-funded golden goodbyes. Only last week it was reported that disgraced Carmarthenshire County Council chief executive Mark James could be in line for a severance deal worth £446,000. This followed the announcement last year by Pembrokeshire Council that it paid its former chief executive Bryn Parry-Jones an estimated £330,000. Last year, Mary Burrows, the then chief executive of Betsi Cadwaladr was reported to have received a deal worth £470,000.

  • Mark Williams MP
    Article: Jan 7, 2015

    The Welsh Liberal Democrats have uncovered figures that show nearly 4,000 people working for Plaid Cymru-led councils are not being paid the living wage, despite Plaid Cymru recently writing to organisations urging them to pay the living wage.

    The living wage, which is £7.85, is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually by the Living Wage Foundation based on the basic cost of living in the UK.

  • Profile
    Article: Jan 5, 2015

    Jenny Willott, the Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central, today asked the Home Secretary about the progress being made on introducing exit checks at all UK borders.

    The last Labour Government abolished exit checks in 1998, which means we don't know who has left the country when their visa has expired, and has led to holes in the immigration system. Liberal Democrats within the Coalition Government have pushed hard for exit checks to be reintroduced.

  • Scrap Severn Tolls
    Article: Jan 5, 2015

    Following the increase of the Severn Bridge tolls to £6.50, the Welsh Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central, Jenny Willott MP, has reiterated her party's call for the tolls to be scrapped.

    From January 1st cars will have to pay £6.50 - up from the current £6.40 - while small goods vehicles and small buses face a 30p rise to £13.10, and heavy goods vehicles and buses will have to pay £19.60, up from £19.20.

  • Cllr. Ed Bridges and Ashley Wood - stock photo
    Article: Jan 1, 2015

    Gabalfa's Liberal Democrat Focus Team have announced their plans for holding surgeries in the ward during 2015.

    Local councillor, Ed Bridges, will be available at the following dates and times to speak with any resident who needs any advice. Ed will be joined by local Lib Dem campaigner, Ashley Wood.

Jenny Willott MP