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  • Kirsty Williams AdLib Shoot
    Article: Nov 27, 2014

    Today, the Smith Commission report has been published, setting out the agreed cross-party vision for devolution to Scotland.

    Responding to the, Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Kirsty Williams said:

    "I welcome today's Smith Commission report which I believe is another giant step towards the long held Liberal Democrat vision of a Federal United Kingdom and Home Rule.

  • Mental health
    Article: Nov 25, 2014

    A Welsh Assembly inquiry into Welsh Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) has found that the service "does not have capacity to meet the demands currently placed on it."

    Over the last four years, there has been a 100% increase in demand for CAMHS, yet the Children, Young People and Education Committee found that evidence "overwhelmingly suggest a perception of significant under-capacity within specialist CAMHS and this was leading to long waiting lists and increasing difficulties in accessing the service."

  • Arriva Trains Wales carriage
    Article: Nov 25, 2014

    The Welsh Lib Dems are urging the Welsh Government to use its newly devolved powers around rail franchising to plan for the future with a Welsh Rolling Stock Strategy, investing in new train carriages and ensuring the future growth of our rail services.

    Around 73% of the existing fleet of carriages will be unable to operate after 2020 due to electrification, franchise renewal and EU accessibility legislation coming into force. The Welsh Lib Dems want the Welsh Government to put plans in place now to ensure this is done smoothly and efficiently.

  • LeadingLadies
    Article: Nov 25, 2014

    Cardiff's Liberal Democrats are putting pressure on the Labour Council to protect the interests of households across the city.

    Cllr Judith Woodman, leader of Cardiff's Liberal Democrat group, has submitted a motion to Thursday's full Council meeting that will require the Council to 'adopt' streets within two years of new housing developments being completed.

  • Portrait
    Article: Nov 24, 2014

    Dear Editor,

    I'm very pleased that research projects managed by Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance, based in Cardiff, have been announced to combat the spread of Ebola in West Africa.

    This is the largest Ebola outbreak we have ever seen and it's clear we must act fast to tackle the disease before it spreads around the world. I'm proud that the UK is at the forefront of the international fight against Ebola.

  • Speaking at conference
    Article: Nov 24, 2014

    Jenny Willott, the Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central, has welcomed the news that since the introduction of the Employment Allowance in April of this year, 1,100 businesses in Cardiff Central have been able to benefit.

    The Employment Allowance allows businesses and charities throughout the UK to benefit from a reduction of up to £2000 every year in their employer Class 1 National Insurance bill.

  • Jenny Willott MP
    Article: Nov 21, 2014

    Jenny Willott, the Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central, has been appointed by Her Majesty The Queen to the Most Honourable Privy Council.

    Jenny joins fellow Liberal Democrat and Transport Minister, Baroness Susan Kramer, in receiving this honour.

    Commenting, Jenny Willott MP, said:

    "It is an honour and a privilege to have been appointed to the Privy Council by Her Majesty the Queen.

  • Eluned Parrott portrait (Stephen Radford)
    Article: Nov 21, 2014

    Eluned Parrott AM, the Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Transport Minister, has welcomed the news that the Welsh rail franchise will be devolved to the Welsh Government and that the Valleys lines electrification will go ahead. She writes below...

    Today's announcement is a landmark as it means decisions on Welsh train services will now be made in Wales. The fact that this power has been brought closer to the people of Wales shows just how strong the Liberal Democrat influence is in the Wales Office.

  • 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.

Jenny Willott MP