Lack of announcement on Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon a 'kick in the gut', Peter Black

Philip Hammond has today outlined the UK Government's first budget statement since Britain voted to leave the EU. Commenting on the omission of the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon from today's statement, Welsh Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for the Environment William Powell said;

Read More

Minister must act to avoid Rent Smart Wales ‘flop’

Information published this week shows that the Welsh Government’s flagship scheme to drive up standards of rented accommodation in Wales, Rent Smart Wales, is still lagging behind.

Read More

Action by Councillors puts an end to wet feet and mud on school days

Action by Councillors puts an end to wet feet and mud on school days

Swift action by Welsh Liberal Democrats Councillors has put an end to children turning up to school with soaking wet feet and covered in mud.

Read More

Councillor demands to know what Labour are hiding over Oceana cost overrun

The Liberal Democrats Chair of Scrutiny on Swansea Council, Mary Jones has demanded to know what the ruling group have to hide after Labour Councillors voted to block scrutiny of the 400% increase in the cost of demolishing Oceana.

Read More

Private landlord registration scheme failing in Swansea say Welsh Lib Dems

The number of private sector landlords who have registered with the Welsh Government’s Rent Smart Wales scheme has barely struggled past ten per cent of those required to do so, with only five months left of the year long registration period, the Welsh Liberal Democrats Housing Spokesperson, Coun...

Read More

Welsh Government must take action on letting agent fees

The Welsh Liberal Democrats Housing Spokesperson, Councillor Peter Black has backed calls by Shelter Cymru to ban letting agent fees after a report published by the agency found huge inconsistencies in the amounts charged, a lack of transparency for private sector tenants in what they are being c...

Read More

Welsh Government’s Private landlord registration scheme is faltering say Welsh Lib Dems

The number of private sector landlords who have registered with the Welsh Government’s Rent Smart Wales scheme has barely struggled past ten per cent of those required to do so, with only five months left of the year long registration period, the Welsh Liberal Democrats Housing Spokesperson, Coun...

Read More

Swansea Council asked to condemn post referendum hate crimes

The Welsh Liberal Democrats opposition on Swansea Council are to work with the ruling Labour Group in reiterating support for a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic City following the recent vote to leave the European Union.

Read More

First Minister should not rush to give formal notification of EU withdrawal says Welsh Lib Dem

A senior Welsh Liberal Democrat and former Assembly Member has criticised the First Minister’s call for official notification of the UK's intention to leave the EU under Article 50 to be sent as early as possible.

Read More

Swansea Council should provide a fan zone for European Championships says Councillor

Swansea Council should pick up the pieces left by Cardiff’s refusal to provide a fan zone for the European Championships in France and work with the Liberty Stadium Company to provide one here instead, Welsh Liberal Democrats Councillor Peter Black has said.

Read More
Clean up Neath Port Talbot Streets

Clean up Neath Port Talbot Streets

Sign our petition now

Peter Black's Blog

Peter Black's Blog

Read Peter's daily blog - opinions, comment, irreverence, videos and the occasional cat story

About Peter

Peter was the Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for South Wales West between 1999 and 2016. He is a leading Swansea Councillor, having represented the Cwmbwrla Ward since 1984. He was a member of the Welsh Assembly's Finance Committee and the Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee and a former member of the Assembly Commission, where he had responsibility for ICT, sustainability and the Assembly estate. Read more