Wefan Gymraeg

Honour to join party Shadow Cabinet

Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds has stated it is an honour to be named Shadow Cabinet Member for Wales and for Food and Rural Affairs in Jo Swinson’s first Shadow Cabinet.

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Welsh Lib Dems welcome Sarah Wollaston

Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds MP has enthusiastically welcomed Sarah Wollaston to the Liberal Democrats, following her decision to join the party.

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Another staggering delay for Cardiff’s bus station

Commenting on the latest announcement by Cardiff’s Labour-run council that Cardiff’s new bus station will not be ready for passengers to use until spring 2023, lead Liberal Democrat candidate for South Wales Central for the 2021 Senedd elections Councillor Rodney Berman said:

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Welsh Lib Dems applaud Lord Bourne’s resignation

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Wales Baroness Christine Humphreys has applauded Lord Nick Bourne’s principled decision to resign as a Wales Office Minister in opposition to the UK Government’s pursuit of a no deal Brexit.

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Cairns putting career over constituents

Welsh Liberal Democrat Lead candidate for South Wales Central Cllr Rodney Berman has criticised Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns for putting his career over his constituents by serving in Boris Johnson’s cabinet.

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Johnson victory a dark day for British politics

Welsh Liberal Democrat President William Powell has responded to Boris Johnson’s victory in the Conservative party’s leadership election, calling it a dark day for British politics.

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Jane Dodds welcomes Jo Swinson as Lib Dem leader

Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds has welcomed Jo Swinson’s election as the new leader of the Liberal Democrats. Jane has hailed Jo Swinson’s vision for a liberal UK at the heart of the EU, a UK that leads the way in fighting climate change.

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5% pay rise for newly qualified teachers

Kirsty Williams, Welsh Liberal Democrat Education Minister, has put forward proposals to increase teachers’ pay. It is the first time Wales has been able to determine teachers’ pay and conditions after it was devolved to Wales last year.

The proposals would see a 5% pay rise for newly qualified teachers, as well as a 2.75% rise for all other school teachers.

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New investment in Education Technology announced

Welsh Liberal Democrat Education Minister, Kirsty Williams, has today announced £50million worth of investment to upgrade Education Technology within schools.

The money will expand HWB, a programme improving the use of digital technology, and will be used to provide schools with equipment and increase understanding of Wales’ digital infrastructure. Local authorities will have a role in ensuring the funding is used appropriately in different areas.

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Time to embrace zero-carbon housing

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have welcomed the Better Homes, Better Wales, Better World report and called for Welsh Government and the housing sector to fully embrace the potential of zero carbon housing to reduce fuel poverty and fight climate change.

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