Wefan Gymraeg

Kirsty Williams responds to South Wales health re-organisation plans

Responding to the recommendations made by the South Wales Programme Board, Kirsty Williams, leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats, said:

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‘Allocating £50m to bail out LHBs sends the wrong message’- Peter Black AM

In response to the publication of the Supplementary Budget Peter Black, Welsh Liberal Democrat Finance Spokesperson, has accused the Welsh Labour government of sending a clear message to health boards that it is willing to continue to bail them out. The Welsh government has allocated £50m in "the event that some Local Health Boards are unable to achieve a breakeven position".

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Kirsty Williams and RCN Wales call for Wales to establish minimum nursing levels

Kirsty Williams, leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats and Tina Donnelly, Director of the Royal College of Nursing in Wales, have joined forces in a press conference today calling for Wales to become the first country in the UK to establish a legal duty for safe nurse staffing levels in hospital wards.

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We can’t go on like this says Aled Roberts AM

Commenting on the announcement by the Welsh Government that it is to provide £20 million a year for a Schools Challenge Cymru support programme to under-performing schools, Aled Roberts, Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Minister for Education in the National Assembly, said:

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“Connectivity key to unlocking untapped economic potential of rural areas” – Eluned Parrott

In a National Assembly debate on connectivity in rural Wales, the Welsh Liberal Democrats have highlighted the importance of digital and transport connectivity to unlocking the economic potential of rural areas.

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‘15 minute care must be a thing of the past’- Kirsty Williams

The Welsh Liberal Democrats are calling for '15 minute care' to be made a thing of the past. The party has tabled amendments to the Social Services and Well-being Bill, being debated in the Assembly today, calling for the practice to end.

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New rules on Council Chief Executive’s pay welcomed

The Welsh Liberal Democrat Local Government Spokesperson, Peter Black has welcomed today's announcement by the Local Government Minister that she will be updating statutory guidance on how local councils must publish decisions on senior officer pay and commencing the provision in the Local Government (Democracy) Wales Act 2013 from April this year, that will give the Remuneration Panel for Wales oversight of pay rises for Chief Executives.

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‘Public transport should be as accessible as possible for young people’ – Eluned Parrott AM

Eluned Parrott, Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Transport Minister, has urged the Welsh Labour government to introduce a young person's concessionary fare system as soon as possible.

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Free school meal campaign comes to the Assembly

As part of their campaign, the Welsh Liberal Democrats are holding a debate in the National Assembly today calling for the introduction of free school meals for all children of infant school age in Wales.

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Welsh Government must not fail the Welsh Uplands and Lamb Industry - William Powell AM

William Powell AM, Welsh Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Rural Affairs, has today reiterated the need for the Welsh Government to support farmers in the Welsh Uplands amid fears that the Welsh Labour Government's decisions on CAP reform will make many Upland farms unsustainable.

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