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

UK Government proposals could put women's lives at risk

This is an article for the South Wales Evening Post

Friday 24th November was International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, also known as White Ribbon Day. It is followed up until the 10th December by 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence.

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What is happening in Wales?

This is an article for Liberator Magazine

For all intents and purposes, the Welsh Liberal Democrats are facing an existential crisis. For the first time since the Liberal Party was formed in the nineteenth century we no longer have an MP representing a Welsh constituency. Our once small but successful Welsh Assembly group has been reduced to a rump of one and our councillor base is smaller than it has been for some time.

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The crisis facing plastic recycling

This is an article for the South Wales Evening Post

There has been controversy in Swansea of late over the council's decision to no longer collect soft plastics for recycling, despite the fact that these materials are capable of being processed. This was an issue I raised at a recent council meeting.

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The broken promise that could have helped millions

This is an article for the South Wales Evening Post

Failure to secure a majority in the House of Commons can often be a valid excuse for not delivering on an election promise, but when there is cross-party support and overwhelming backing for a proposal in the House of Commons, the abandonment of a popular proposal makes no sense whatsoever.

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Government needs to act reduce waste and tackle pollution

This is an article for the South Wales Evening Post

As a local councillor, I deal daily with complaints and issues around refuse collection, recycling, fly-tipping and litter. It seems to me that local councils and government put the emphasis on the consumer and local resident to protect the environment and recycle, without making much effort themselves to reduce the amount of waste in the first place.

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Filling in the holes

This is an article for the South Wales Evening Post

Those of us who are becoming increasingly frustrated at the condition of Swansea’s roads looked upon the recent report by the Asphalt Industry Alliance with interest.

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Liberal Democrats manifesto Swansea Council 2017

Delivering a fairer Swansea

The Welsh Liberal Democrats Manifesto for Swansea Council 2017

 

Introduction

When the Welsh Liberal Democrats took control of Swansea Council in 2004, in partnership with other parties, they were faced with putting right 24 years of neglect. These were just some of the issues we had to address:

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Damp Squib

This is an article for the South Wales Evening Post

As controversy continues to rage over the decision by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to break a clear manifesto promise and increase taxes for the many millions of self-employed and small business owners in the country, Swansea has been left to wonder whether the UK Government will ever give us a break.

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Getting things done

This is an article for the South Wales Evening Post

A few weeks ago I joined Welsh Education Secretary, Kirsty Williams at the fantastic new Burlais Primary School where she announced that she will be implementing one of the Welsh Liberal Democrats key pledges - a new £36m fund to reduce infant class sizes and raise standards.

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Welcoming progress on the tidal barrage

This is an article for the South Wales Evening Post

The recent report by Charles Hendry is an important step forward towards establishing Swansea bay as a pioneer for tidal lagoons in the UK.

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