Wefan Gymraeg

We’ll make it quicker and easier to see a GP

Patients would be guaranteed prompt appointments with their GP under the Welsh Liberal Democrats’ plans, Kirsty Williams AM has announced today (17th).

 

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‘We will be relentlessly focussed on getting public services right’- Kirsty Williams AM

Speaking in advance of her party’s Spring Conference in Cardiff, Kirsty Williams, leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats, said the party has listened to the people of Wales’ concerns, which is why its clear and concise policy platform will ‘put people first’.

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Welsh Lib Dems unveil ambitious plans for environment

The Welsh Liberal Democrats are today launching their ambitious five point plan to fight climate change.

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Welsh Lib Dems vote against Trade Union Bill’s “assault on civil liberties”

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have joined other AMs in voting against the “undemocratic” Trade Union Bill in an Assembly vote today, in the hope that the Bill’s provisions won’t apply to Wales if eventually passed by Westminster.

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Home carers report shows Welsh Lib Dems were right on zero-hours contracts

A Welsh Government report showing that the uncertainty of zero-hours contracts creates poor working conditions within the home care sector shows the Welsh Liberal Democrats were right to try and ban them, the party has said.

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Figures reveal councils refusing to support businesses in need of help

New figures published by the Welsh Liberal Democrats today reveal the huge disparity across Wales in the support offered to businesses suffering from a temporary crisis in exceptional circumstances.

 

Business Rate Hardship Relief is intended to assist a business recover from a temporary crisis, financial or otherwise, as a result of exceptional circumstances.

 

Freedom of Information Requests submitted by the Welsh Liberal Democrats reveal that since 2013 as few as 52% of applications to councils for Hardship Relief were granted, with three Local Authorities, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Pembrokeshire, and Ynys Môn, rejecting 100% of the applications they received.

Carmarthenshire rejected the most: of 67 applications only 12 were approved.

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Governments must be more pro-active in supporting our steel industry

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have called on the UK and Welsh Governments to be more pro-active in supporting Wales’ steel industry.

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Welsh Lib Dems call on Wales to become a ‘Nation of Sanctuary’ for refugees

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The Welsh Liberal Democrats will today call on the Welsh Government to declare Wales a ‘Nation of Sanctuary’ and do what it can to welcome refugees displaced by conflict in the Middle East and across the world.

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Unified list of GPs needed to ease GP shortages

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A unified performance list of GPs for England and Wales would help ease the shortage of GPs, Kirsty Williams AM has said today.

 

Kirsty Williams accused the Conservative UK Government of being unwilling to work with Wales and has urged Conservative Assembly Members to lobby their colleagues in Westminster on the issue.

 

All GPs who perform primary medical services must appear on a Performers List. The list provides an extra layer of reassurance for the public that GPs are suitably qualified.  Currently each part of the United Kingdom has different Performers Lists.

 

Having separate Performers Lists in England and Wales has had a detrimental impact on recruitment to GP practices as it makes it harder to recruit GPs and practices have not been able to work together. 

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Aled Roberts to lead North Wales regional list for Welsh Lib Dems

Welsh Liberal Democrat members have chosen the party’s lead candidates for the North Wales Assembly regional list election.

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