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  • Talking
    Article: Mar 18, 2015

    Jenny Willott, the Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central has said the influence of Liberal Democrats in Government is clear following today's UK Government Budget, with numerous measures to help people in Wales get on in life.

    The flagship Lib Dem policy of raising the Income Tax threshold has been extended again this year, meaning 1.22 million low and middle income earners in Wales will have received a £900 tax cut compared to 2010, and 167,000 Welsh workers will no longer pay any Income Tax at all.

  • Panasonic apprentice
    Article: Mar 17, 2015

    Jenny Willott, the Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central, has welcomed today's announcement that the National Minimum Wage will increase by 3% to a new rate of £6.70 per hour, effective from October 2015.

    This is the largest real-terms increase in the Minimum Wage since 2008, and over 1.4 million of Britain's lowest paid workers are set to benefit. Approximately 73,000 people in Wales will benefit.

  • Profile
    Article: Mar 2, 2015

    Jenny Willott, the Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central, has welcomed the first steps towards the delivery of full-scale tidal lagoon infrastructure in the UK with the submission of an Environmental Impact Assessment scoping report for a tidal lagoon between Cardiff and Newport.

    The Tidal Lagoon in Cardiff could power all Welsh homes for 120 years and would be the UK's first full-scale tidal lagoon power plant. The lagoon would generate power for approximately 14 hours each day and could be powered on in 2022.

  • Jenny Willott MP with students from Cardiff and Vale College
    Article: Feb 25, 2015

    Jenny Willott, the Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central, has been visited at the Houses of Commons by students from Cardiff and Vale College.

    The students were taken on a tour around the Houses of Parliament before quizzing their local MP on politics and matters concerning their local area.

    Some of the issues raised in the discussion were devolution, funding to improve local transport and the voting system.

  • Profile
    Article: Feb 25, 2015

    Animal protection campaigners today welcomed the support of Cardiff Central's local Liberal Democrat MP Jenny Willott for important advances in the effort to reduce the use of animals in laboratories.

    Twin campaigns by the BUAV, Britain's leading organisation campaigning to end animal experiments, call for lifting the secrecy surrounding the licensing of animal experiments and an end to the use of animal testing for household products such as washing-up liquid.

    Both campaigns have been accepted in principle by the Government, who promised last year to implement the changes before the election, but with time running out Willott has joined with 82 colleagues across all parties to support a motion calling for immediate action.

  • Speaking at conference
    Article: Feb 24, 2015

    http://www.walesonline.co.uk/incoming/western-mail-letters-wednesday-25-8724207

    Dear Editor,

    All companies operating and individuals living in the UK should pay their taxes, and those who don't should be appropriately punished.

    The Liberal Democrats want to tackle tax avoidance and clamp down on those who pay little or no tax on their profits. Since 2010, the Coalition Government has made 42 changes to tax law, closing loopholes and making changes to deter and prevent tax avoidance.

  • Portrait
    Article: Feb 24, 2015

    Jenny Willott, the Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central, has signed the Wildlife and Countryside Link's Marine Charter to help improve the health, diversity and productivity of our seas.

    The Marine Charter calls for a network of Marine Protected Areas in UK seas and is an initiative of the Wildlife and Countryside Link, which is an umbrella body, whose purpose is to bring together voluntary organisations in the UK to protect and enhance the marine environment, wildlife and the countryside.

  • Talking
    Article: Feb 11, 2015

    Cardiff's Liberal Democrats have welcomed the decision by Cardiff Council to reverse its planned cuts to the city's libraries.

    Following strong grassroots campaigns supported by Liberal Democrat councillors and campaigners, libraries at Radyr, Whitchurch, Rhiwbina, Rhydypennau, Rumney, Cathays and Roath have been saved from Labour's cuts.

  • Cardiff
    Article: Feb 9, 2015

    Figures published today show that more than 299,876 homes in Wales have benefited from the rollout of superfast broadband.

    Superfast broadband is internet speeds greater than 24Mbps and the Government wants 95% of homes and businesses to have access to this by 2017- backed up with £1.7bn of investment.

  • Jenny Willott MP at the MP Capability Assessment in Westminster with a Rethink campaigner.
    Article: Feb 5, 2015

    Jenny Willott, the Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central, is supporting Time to Talk Day - the national day where everyone is asked to take five minutes to have a conversation with friends and family about mental health.

    The Liberal Democrats believe that mental health should never be ignored or stigmatised and are committed to improving mental health services in the UK.

Jenny Willott MP