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  • Portrait
    Article: Jul 24, 2014

    4th August 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the day Britain entered the First World War and Jenny Willott, the Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central, is encouraging local residents to join the British Legion in a LIGHTS OUT moment of reflection.

    To mark the 100th anniversary everyone in the UK is invited to take part in LIGHTS OUT by turning off their lights from 10pm to 11pm on 4th August, leaving on a single light or candle for a shared moment of reflection.

  • Speaking3
    Article: Jul 23, 2014

    Jenny Willott, the Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central, has welcomed Liberal Democrat manifesto plans which would make it a legal requirement for companies to publish what they pay men and women.

    Under the proposals companies employing more than 250 people would have to publish the difference in pay rates between men and women or face a £5,000 fine. Currently leading employers are encouraged to publish pay gap information on a voluntary basis. Only 140 out of 7,000 big firms have done so.

  • Article: Jul 22, 2014

    A report into critical care in the Welsh NHS, from June, published today by the health minister states that:

    • Wales has the lowest critical care capacity in Europe

    • There is an immediate need for an additional 73 beds in Wales

    • The number of critical care beds in Wales has declined since 1999

    • Most Welsh critical care units routinely run at above the recommended 75 per cent bed occupancy rate
  • Aled Roberts portrait
    Article: Jul 22, 2014

    Following the publication of the Public Accounts Committee's report on the subsidised air service between Cardiff and Anglesey, Aled Roberts, Welsh Liberal Democrat member of the Public Accounts committee and Assembly Member for North Wales, said:

    "The Welsh Liberal Democrats would scrap this wasteful and polluting subsidy. This costly venture does little to address the real problems of public transport links between North and South.

  • Jenny at Maelfa shop
    Article: Jul 21, 2014

    Jenny Willott, the Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central, has welcomed the Coalition Government's appointment of Dr. Ros Altmann as its new Business Champion for Older Workers.

    The Business Champion will promote the benefits of older people in the workplace. The appointment follows the publication in June of the Government's action plan to support over-50s at work.

  • Jenny at a desk
    Article: Jul 17, 2014

    Jenny Willott, the Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central, is supporting The Reading Agency's Summer Reading Challenge 2014 to encourage primary school children to join their local library and enjoy reading throughout the Summer holidays.

    The theme this year is "Mythical Maze." Children who sign up will be given a mythical maze poster. When they borrow and read books, they can collect stickers of mythical creatures to complete their poster. Children are encouraged to tell friends, family and carers about the books they read.

  • Eluned Parrott
    Article: Jul 16, 2014

    Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Economy Minister Eluned Parrott has slammed today's announcement that the 'black route' will be followed for the new M4 relief road.

    The Welsh Liberal Democrats prefer the 'blue route', which is the redevelopment of the A48 Southern Distributor Road and A4810 Steelworks Access Road. This route was not consulted upon by the Welsh Government in this latest consultation.

  • Jobs
    Article: Jul 16, 2014

    Jenny Willott, the Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central has welcomed the announcement by British Gas that they are recruiting 87 new people to work in their Cardiff Contact Centre as the number of unemployed claimants in Cardiff Central falls.

    The new jobs are part of British Gas' investment in 300 new positions across the UK. In Cardiff, 77 customer service roles have been created and 10 apprenticeships have been offered to young people, aged 18 to 24, from across South and East Wales.

  • Kirsty at conference rally Glasgow 2013
    Article: Jul 16, 2014

    Ann Clwyd, the Welsh Labour MP, today gave evidence to the Welsh Assembly's Health Committee on the state of our NHS in Wales.

    Despite multiple attempts by Labour to halt Ann Clwyd's appearance at the Committee, she gave evidence to AMs today. She said that her evidence showed people were "too scared" to complain about their services for fear of upsetting the staff that treated them.

  • Jenny R and Jenny W with children
    Article: Jul 16, 2014

    Jenny Willott, the Liberal Democrat MP for Cardiff Central, has welcomed the news that the Liberal Democrat's flagship Pupil Premium policy is helping children from less well-off backgrounds to achieve more at school.

    A report by Ofsted shows that the achievement gap between children who receive free school meals and their classmates was closing in all schools in England judged by Ofsted to be good or outstanding for overall effectiveness.

Jenny Willott MP