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Tuition Fees frozen at £9,000 as Welsh Liberal Democrats continue to secure fairer student support system in Wales

Kirsty Williams, Welsh Liberal Democrat Cabinet Secretary for Education, has announced that tuition fees in Wales will be frozen at £9,000. She has also announced £26million of government investment to support students and universities over the next two years.

Welsh Liberal Democrats are already committed to introducing the most generous and progressive student finance of anywhere in the United Kingdom, shifting support to living costs – the biggest barrier for students accessing universities. Janet Beer, President of Universities UK, has said the Government in England could “learn valuable lessons” from the Welsh approach to student support.

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22% increase in Wales hate crimes needs tougher response from governments

Statistics released today detailing yet another increase in hate crimes across Wales show the needs of minority communities need much greater attention from the Governments in Westminster and Cardiff Bay.

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Kirsty Williams announces measures to prevent pupils being entered too early for exams

New rules to reduce the number of pupils being entered too early for exams have been announced by Kirsty Williams, the Welsh Liberal Democrat Cabinet Secretary for Education.

From summer 2019, only a pupil’s first entry to a GCSE examination will count in their school’s performance measures. At the moment schools can count the best grade from multiple sittings.

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Welsh Lib Dem school mental health plans will ‘transform life chances of our youngest pupils’

Welsh Lib Dem secure school mental health funding

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have today welcomed the announcement made by Welsh Lib Dem Education Secretary Kirsty Williams that schools will receive extra investment and support to support mental health services.

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New Party President Announced.

The Welsh Liberal Democrats are happy to announce Cllr William Powell as the Party's new President. He takes over the role from his fellow Powys councillor Roger Williams. 

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Gender Identity Clinic welcomed by Welsh Lib Dems

Establishing a Gender Identity Clinic in Cardiff is a "long-overdue step towards equality" for trans people in Wales, the Welsh Liberal Democrats have said today.

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Coleg Cymraeg must deliver for all learners

The role of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol should be extended to develop the Welsh language across the higher education, further education and work-based learning sectors, a review has concluded.

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Gove 'plumbing the depths of cynicism' on farm subsidies

Commenting on Michael Gove’s speech stating that Farm subsidies 'must be earned', Welsh Lib Dem Rural Affairs Spokesperson Cllr William Powell said;

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HPV vaccination 'missed opportunity'

The Welsh Government has today announced that it will not make the HPV vaccination available to adolescent boys.

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Ditching rail electrification ‘standard Tory’

The UK Government has today announced that plans to electrify the rail line between London and Swansea have been ditched. The plans were secured by the Liberal Democrats in government.

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