Labour’s lack of ambition on housing is hurting Welsh families

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have hit out at Labour’s "lack of ambition" to tackle Wales’ housing crisis, ahead of a Welsh Government debate in the Assembly on affordable housing targets.

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Draft Local Government Bill lacks consensus, will push up council tax bills and undermine local democracy

The Welsh Liberal Democrat Local Government Spokesperson, Peter Black has accused the Minister for Public Services of failing to build a consensus for the reform of local Councils in Wales, following the publication of a draft Bill which he says will take money away from local services at a time of austerity, whilst failing to address the fundamental changes needed to democratise councils.

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Fears for Swansea Tidal Lagoon following omission from Tory Minister’s speech

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have expressed fears for the future of the planned Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon, after the project was not mentioned once in the Energy Secretary’s key speech today.

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Welsh Lib Dem AM dismayed at threat to Swansea jobs as Tory government revives plans to privatise Land Registry

The Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black has expressed his dismay at plans by the UK Conservative government to revive plans for a £1 billion-plus privatisation of the Land Registry less than 18 months after the sell-off was vetoed by Liberal Democrat ministers.

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Assembly Member welcomes plan to increase rail services to Maesteg

The Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black has welcomed Welsh Transport Minister, Edwina Hart’s commitment to developing additional infrastructure so that rail services to Maesteg can be improved.

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Assembly Member regrets closure of Swansea tax office

The Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black, has hit out at HMRC and the UK Government over their proposal to close the Swansea tax office and move its operations to Cardiff.

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Evasive Labour revealed to have blocked Assembly documentaries

It has been revealed that the Labour party blocked proposals by ITV Wales and BBC Wales to film behind the scenes documentaries at the Assembly.

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“The party that blocked documentary plans should come forward

The Assembly’s Presiding Officer has today written to leaders of political parties to inform them that plans to film behind the scenes could not “get unanimous approval” from all of the political parties.

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Welsh Lib Dems continue campaign against Tory plans to scrap human rights

The Welsh Labour Government must put more pressure on the UK Government to halt the Tories’ plans to scrap human rights, the Welsh Liberal Democrats Assembly for South Wales West, Peter Black said today.

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Tax credit changes will hammer families in Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend

The Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black has calculated that 12,300 families in Swansea, 7600 families in Neath Port Talbot, and 8200 families in Bridgend and Ogmore will lose out under Conservative plans to cut tax credits.

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