Wefan Gymraeg

Welsh Lib Dems welcome enhancement of MyTravelPass young persons’ discount scheme

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have welcomed the announcement from the Welsh Government that the MyTravelPass young persons’ bus discount scheme is to be enhanced.

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Digital exclusion shows Universal Credit not fit for purpose

Responding to reports that almost half a million people needed help to apply for the government’s flagship Universal Credit benefit online, the Welsh Lib Dems have said that large-scale digital exclusion issues show that Universal Credit is not fit for purpose.

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Sheila Kingston-Jones selected to lead Welsh Liberal Democrats in South Wales West

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have announced of Sheila Kingston-Jones as the party’s lead candidate for the South Wales West regional list. This list, until 2016, had always returned a Welsh Liberal Democrat AM and the party is determined to claim back this seat.

Commenting on her selection Sheila Kingston-Jones said:

“It’s an honour and a privilege to be selected to represent my party in South Wales West and lead our candidates on the list. We have a strong local team and I look forward to leading them in campaigning throughout our region on the issues that really matter.

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Education Questions Round-up

This afternoon the Welsh Liberal Democrat Education Minister answered questions in the Welsh Assembly. She spoke about issues including Brexit, curriculum reforms, and breaking the cycle of poverty and disadvantage. You can find some of the highlights below.

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Further progress in Welsh Lib Dem policy to reduce class sizes

Kirsty Williams, Welsh Liberal Democrat Education Minister, has announced that an extra 54 classrooms will be built in Wales as part of a drive to reduce infant class sizes.

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Brexit Bribes Breach Bribery Act

In a letter published in The Times, Welsh Liberal Democrat Peer Martin Thomas has questioned whether the Government are in breach of the Bribery Act (2010) over plans to offer MPs money for their constituency to vote for the Brexit deal.

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EU citizens in Holyhead face 224 mile round trip to register for settled status

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have slammed the Conservative Government for their “hapless treatment” of EU citizens after the Home Office released guidance on the new EU Settlement Scheme.

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Welsh Liberal Democrats recommit to supporting children’s mental health and wellbeing

To mark the beginning of Children’s Mental Health Week (4th February – 10th February), the Welsh Liberal Democrats are recommitting to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of Wales’ children and young people.

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Huge increase in part-time and postgraduate students

Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds has welcomed figures showing a huge expansion in Welsh part-time undergraduates and postgraduate students.

Figures published today show that there has been a 35% increase in part-time undergraduates from Wales.  There has also been a 58% increase in the number of postgraduates supported.

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Assembly must send clear Brexit Signal

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have urged the Assembly to support a Brexit motion this afternoon calling on the UK Government to rule out a no deal Brexit and immediately begin preparations for a public vote.

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