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Jane Dodds elected to lead Welsh Lib Dems to "new era"

Jane Dodds has been elected by Welsh Liberal Democrat Members as the party's new Leader, beating Ceredigion candidate Liz Evans in a keenly-fought contest.

Jane Dodds, Montgomeryshire Candidate and child protection social worker, takes over the role from Acting Leader Kirsty Williams immediately.

The result was announced to an audience of members in Cardiff by returning officer Lord German

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Welsh Liberal Democrats announce new incentives to teach in Wales

The Welsh Liberal Democrat Cabinet Secretary for Education has announced new and improved incentives to teach physics, chemistry, maths, Welsh and modern foreign languages. For the first time Computer Science has also been added as a priority subject eligible for the highest level of incentive.

Kirsty Williams also revealed that new incentives for Welsh-medium secondary school teachers will be available.

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Welsh Liberal Democrats continue to promote civic role of universities

In a key note speech on Wednesday 25th October Welsh Liberal Democrat Cabinet Secretary for Education, Kirsty Williams, stressed that the link between universities and schools must go beyond teacher training.

Welsh Liberal Democrats have been consistent in promoting the civic role of educational institutions, including successfully challenging all universities in Wales to become living wage employers.

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£2.7m supply teacher project announced

Welsh Liberal Democrat Cabinet Secretary for Education Kirsty Williams has announced a new £2.7million project to improve the way supply teachers support schools.

The new funding will support 15 local authorities to create new supply teacher arrangements across 86 schools. The project will support the appointment of around 50 recently qualified teachers who will work across groups of schools, covering teacher absence and supporting wider school improvements and learner outcomes.

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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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