Wefan Gymraeg

Commitment to gender identity services welcome

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have welcomed a written statement from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services reiterating the Welsh Government’s commitment to Gender Identity Services in Wales. However, given the concerns raised by GPC Wales earlier this year over the delivery of these services; concrete action is needed to reassure service users.

Rainbow by Benson Kua is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

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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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Why are BEIS blocking the Swansea Tidal Lagoon?

Following Vince Cable’s question to Phillip Hammond on the Swansea Tidal Lagoon, serious questions exist as to why BEIS are blocking the development of a network of lagoons that is approved by the Treasury.

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Kirsty Williams announces £3 million of support for Wales’ brightest and most talented pupils

Wales’ brightest and most talented pupils are set to benefit from £3 million of support over two years as part of plans announced today by Welsh Liberal Democrat Education Secretary, Kirsty Williams.

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Powers must be returned to Wales after Brexit

Following David Liddington’s speech on the EU Withdrawal Bill, the Welsh Liberal Democrats have reiterated calls for all the European powers in devolved areas to be returned to Wales after Brexit.  

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A&E waiting times unacceptable – Welsh Lib Dems

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have condemned the record numbers of patients waiting more than 12 hours in A&E, putting patients at risk of harm.

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Baroness Humphreys EU Withdrawal Bill Speech

Welsh Liberal Democrat Baroness Christine Humphreys has reiterated the importance of staying in the Single Market and Customs Union to Wales. In a speech on the EU Withdrawal Bill's committee stage in the House of Lords, Baroness Humphreys highlighted the crucial role the UK played in establishing the Single Market and the damaging consequences of reverting to WTO rules. 

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Welsh Agriculture must be protected after Brexit – Welsh Lib Dems

The National Farming Union’s conference provides another stark reminder of the importance of stopping Westminster from seizing control of powers over agriculture after Brexit and ensuring Welsh farmers receive not one penny less once we’ve left.

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Mad Max comments highlight reality of Brexit

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have branded comments by Brexit Secretary David Davis that the UK won’t be “plunged into a Mad Max-style world borrowed from dystopian fiction” after Brexit absurd. These remarks show how expectations of the consequences of leaving the EU have changed since the referendum.

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UK Government should look to Wales on Student Finance

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of an independent review of fees and student finance in England, the Welsh Liberal Democrats have reminded the UK Government that they only need to look to Wales to find a fair and effective student finance system.

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