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  • Kirsty Williams portrait
    Article: Dec 19, 2014

    Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Kirsty Williams is seeking cross-party consensus to let the Welsh Assembly set the voting age in Wales, so it can be lowered to 16 in time for the 2016 Assembly elections.

    Kirsty Williams has drafted a letter to Secretary of State for Wales Stephen Crabb asking for the power to lower the voting age be devolved to the Welsh Assembly, and has asked the other three Welsh party leaders to co-sign it.

  • Maelfa
    Article: Dec 19, 2014

    Public anger with Labour is growing over delays to the long-awaited redevelopment of the Maelfa shopping centre, say Cardiff's Lib Dems.

    Developers for the proposed £20m scheme in Llanedeyrn were chosen in April 2013. Since then, progress has stalled and rumours are rife in the local community that the development will now not happen.

  • Cadan ap Tomos
    Article: Dec 19, 2014

    The Welsh Liberal Democrats have selected fluent Welsh speaker Cadan ap Tomos to stand in the 2015 General Election for the party in Cardiff West.

    Cadan, who is the party's youngest ever candidate for the seat, grew up in Ceredigion before going on to study at the University of York. Having moved to Cardiff he now works in the Welsh Assembly, helping the Welsh Liberal Democrats hold the Welsh Labour Government to account. Cadan has also worked as a Welsh translator.

  • Profile
    Article: Dec 19, 2014

    Jenny Willott, Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central, has urged places of worship, including churches, mosques, temples, gurdwaras and synagogues serving Cardiff to apply for a new £15 million fund available for the repair of roofs and guttering.

    The Coalition announced the Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund in the Autumn Statement and grants between £10,000 and £100,000 will be available to listed places of worship of all faiths and denominations across the UK, where roof repairs are deemed to be urgent and necessary.

  • Post Office
    Article: Dec 19, 2014

    Dear Sir,

    Local Post Offices are right at the heart of our communities and provide a vital service for vulnerable and elderly residents across Cardiff.

    That is why I am delighted that Liberal Democrats have thrown a crucial lifeline to Post Offices that that will help keep the network strong, as well as support the disabled and elderly people who rely on the post office network. I know from speaking to local people that many rely on the post office for important services, like collecting their pension, getting their tax credits or for basic banking services.

  • Kirsty Williams AdLib Shoot
    Article: Dec 17, 2014

    On the day that the Wales Bill receives Royal Assent, the Welsh Liberal Democrats have hailed the Act as a "landmark step" in the Welsh devolution journey.

    The new Wales Act will give the Welsh Government greater financial powers, including the ability to vary some taxes and to borrow up to £1bn.

    Kirsty Williams AM, Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats, said:

  • Selwyn Runnett
    Article: Dec 17, 2014

    The Welsh Liberal Democrats have selected Selwyn Runnett to represent the Party in Carmarthen West & South Pembrokeshire for the forthcoming General Election.

    Selwyn Runnett is a respected local property professional and a Director within a family owned local lettings agency. Selwyn lives in Meidrim, Carmarthenshire and works from offices in both Carmarthenshire & Pembrokeshire. He is Chair of the Carmarthenshire & Pembrokeshire Liberal Democrats, is active within the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) locally and is a lay preacher.

  • Rainbow flag
    Article: Dec 17, 2014

    A report released by Stonewall Cymru showing that homophobic bullying is still a major issue demonstrates the Welsh Labour Government's bullying guidance isn't working, the Welsh Lib Dems have said.

    Stonewall Cymru's The Teachers' Report found that 87% of Welsh secondary school teachers say homophobic bullying happens in their school. It also found that 85% of school staff have not received specific training on how to tackle homophobic bullying, and shockingly a third of teachers hear homophobic language from other school staff.

  • Article: Dec 17, 2014

    The Welsh unemployment rate is reducing at a slower rate than any other UK region new figures released today show.

    Statistics published by ONS show that compared to last year the Welsh unemployment rate dropped by just 0.3%, compared to 1.3% in Northern Ireland, 1.6% in Scotland and the South West, 2% in the West Midlands, 2.3% in London.

  • Article: Dec 16, 2014

    The Welsh Government's legislation on animal welfare does not go far enough to tackle many of the issues surrounding dog breeding in Wales, the Welsh Liberal Democrats have claimed today.

    The Animal Welfare (Breeding of Dogs) aims to stop 'puppy farms', where dogs may be kept in cramped conditions with little concern for their needs. However, campaigners have continuously voiced their concerns that the proposed maximum ratio of one member of staff to every 20 dogs is still too high.

Jenny Willott MP