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Welsh Lib Dems Select Sheila Kingston-Jones as Lead Candidate for South Wales West

The Welsh Liberal Democrats launched their campaign to retake the Assembly seat they lost in 2016 to UKIP, with the selection of Sheila Kingston-Jones as the party’s lead candidate for the South Wales West region for the next National Assembly for Wales elections.

 

 

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Councillor calls for Swansea Council to back law to end puppy farming

Welsh Liberal Democrats and Independent councillors have tabled a motion for debate by Swansea Council on Thursday, calling on the authority to support moves for the Welsh Government to introduce a law in Wales to ban and outlaw third party puppy sales and farming. A slightly amended motion from that published in the council agenda will also be backed by the ruling Labour group.

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Former Welsh Assembly Member announces he will not be seeking re-election

The former Welsh Liberal Democrats Regional Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black, has announced that he will not be seeking to return to the Welsh Assembly when his party selects its list candidates for the 2021 elections early next year.

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Welsh Lib Dems condemn “betrayal” of Swansea Tidal Lagoon cancellation

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have condemned the UK Government decision not to proceed with the Swansea Bay lagoon as a huge missed opportunity and another example of the Conservatives’ neglect of Wales.

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New ‘Rent to Own’ housing scheme launched

Today sees the launch of a new ‘Rent to Own’ scheme which will allow buyers to rent a home they can later purchase.

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An unacceptable response to homelessness

This is an article for the South Wales Evening Post

There has been a visible increase in the number of street homeless right across the UK over the last few years. The system is not coping with the number and the circumstances of the many individuals presenting themselves as without a home.

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Councillor calls on ruling Labour Group to abandon proposed charges for day care

Welsh Liberal Democrat Councillor, Peter Black has criticised the consultation process around proposals to introduce charges for day care in Swansea and called on the ruling Labour Group on the council to abandon their plans to penalise older people and younger adults in this way.

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Over 1000 homes left empty in Swansea for two years or more

New research by the Liberal Democrats has discovered that 168 homes in Swansea have been sitting empty for ten years or more. These are included in the total of 462 homes that have been left unused for five years, and the 1033 homes empty for two years or more.

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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

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, creating over 34,000 jobs in Wales alone and opportunities for hundreds of businesses in the supply chain

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