Helping young people into work, training and education

This is an article for Seaside News

The Welsh Liberal Democrats’ Young Person’s Concessionary Bus Fare scheme which was launched this month, will benefit over 5,000 young people in the Bridgend Council area.

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Helping young people into work, training and education

The Welsh Liberal Democrats’ Young Person’s Concessionary Bus Fare scheme which was launched this month, will benefit over 5,000 young people in the Bridgend Council area, 8,500 young people in Swansea and over 5,000 in Neath Port Talbot.

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Helping people get on the housing ladder

This is an article for the Glamorgan Gazette and the South Wales Evening Post

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have launched ambitious plans to help first-time buyers get on the property ladder.

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Give lifesaving skills to nursery staff

This is an article for Seaside News

 

Following calls by St John Cymru-Wales, the Welsh Liberal Democrats led a cross party debate in the National Assembly calling on the Welsh Government to improve the provision of paediatric first aid training for nursery staff and to assess options for requiring all nursery staff to complete an officially recognised paediatric first aid course.

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Government backtracks on childcare support

This is an article for the South Wales Evening Post

I spoke to a constituent recently who is finding the cost of childcare to be crippling. Both he and his wife work but despite accessing the Government's voucher scheme they are struggling with the cost.

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New independent health watchdog needed

This is an article for Seaside News

The current system for ensuring the quality and safety of healthcare services in Wales is not fit for purpose and that Healthcare Inspectorate Wales should be scrapped and replaced with a new, independent and more robust system.

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New independent health watchdog needed

This is an article for the South Wales Evening Post and the Glamorgan Gazette

 

Welsh Liberal Democrats believe that current system for ensuring the quality and safety of healthcare services in Wales is not fit for purpose and that Healthcare Inspectorate Wales should be scrapped and replaced with a new, independent and more robust system.

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Modern local councils should be empowered and enabled not shackled to Welsh ministers

This is an article for the Institute of Welsh Affairs

The Welsh Assembly has recently approved stage one of the Local Government (Wales) Bill and we are currently in the process of tabling amendments for stage two.

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#HearMyVoice initiative

This is an article for Seaside News

I was privileged recently to attend the re-launch of the Swansea Sound and The Wave #HearMyVoice campaign at a Swansea Primary School.

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Wales should bid for the Tour de France

This is an article for the South Wales Evening Post and \Glamorgan Gazette

 

In a debate in the Assembly last week, I argues that the unique beauty and landscape of Wales would make our country an ideal host for a stage of a future Tour de France.

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