How much will your school get thanks to the Welsh Lib Dems?

Even though we're not part of the Welsh Government, we've managed to secure our flagship Pupil Deprivation Grant to support pupils from deprived backgrounds with reading and numeracy skills. Read more

Local Government Bill - Welsh Lib Dems to make positive case for electoral reform

Local Government Bill - Welsh Lib Dems to make positive case for electoral reform

Welsh Government proposals to reform the electoral arrangements for local government are a necessary step forward in ensuring accountable and representative local government.

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Lib Dems want “immediate” start on Tidal Lagoon

Lib Dems want “immediate” start on Tidal Lagoon

In Wales today with Swansea West candidate Michael O’Carroll, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron announced that the Lib Dems would give the immediate go-ahead to the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project and start plans for a programme of tidal lagoons, including at Cardiff, Colwyn Bay, and Newport, c...

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Postgraduate student selected to fight Swansea East for the Liberal Democrats

Postgraduate student selected to fight Swansea East for the Liberal Democrats

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have selected postgraduate student Charley Hasted to fight the Swansea East constituency on 8th June.

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Local businessman and army reservist selected to fight Swansea West for the Liberal Democrats

Local businessman and army reservist selected to fight Swansea West for the Liberal Democrats

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have selected Michael O’Carroll, to fight the Swansea West constituency on 8th June

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Teacher selected to fight Gower for the Liberal Democrats

Teacher selected to fight Gower for the Liberal Democrats

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have selected Howard Evans, a local teacher to fight the Gower constituency on 8th June. Howard has fought the constituency before, for the Assembly in 1999.

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Voting reform an ‘integral part of delivering better public services and a fairer Wales

The Welsh Government have published proposals for Local Government reform, which includes taking steps towards voting reform through the Single Transferable Vote. 

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Welsh Lib Dems welcome report backing of Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have welcomed today’s backing of the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon in Charles Hendry’s report.

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Figures reveal “Eye-watering amount” spent on fly tipping

Information published this week shows an increase of 14% in fly tipping incidents across Wales in 2015-16 costing local authorities £2.1million, up from £1.8million in 2014-15.

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Welsh Lib Dem plans for 20,000 new homes delivered in Government

The Welsh Government will today announce an additional investment of £30 million for 2016/17 to deliver 20,000 affordable new homes. This will bring the total of the Social Housing Grant (SHG) Programme budget to almost £100 million.

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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;

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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