Wefan Gymraeg

Ambulance Waiting Times Continue to be Unacceptable

Responding to ambulance response times figures published today, the Welsh Liberal Democrats have stated ambulance waiting times are unacceptable and dangerous and stated that addressing the issue must be at the forefront of the Welsh Government’s priorities. According to the figures, just 51% of red calls are being met within their 8-minute target time.

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Welsh Liberal Democrats Call for Free Public Transport for under 25s in Wales

The Welsh Liberal Democrats are calling for the introduction of free public transport for all under 25s in Wales in a move that they say will help fight climate change and boost social mobility. The Party has also launched a petition to gather public support for the move.

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Vaccine Passports Should Be Scrapped

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have called for Wales’ vaccine passport system to be scrapped at the next Welsh Government review. The Party states no evidence of their effectiveness has ever been provided to show the scheme works and that they are not providing a public health benefit.

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Government Infighting Sidelining Cost of Living Crisis

Responding to new record high inflation rates, Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds MS said:

“Inflation rates are now at a record high and are set to continue to rise. This Conservative Government is spending all its time fighting each other behind closed doors and trying to regain public trust after the Downing Street parties, while families are left to struggle with the cost-of-living crisis.

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Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill Not Fit For Wales

Ahead of today’s Senedd debate on the Legislative Consent Motion for the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill which is currently going through Westminster, the Welsh Liberal Democrats have reiterated their opposition to large sections of the Bill calling them “dangerous and draconian”.

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Police Bill “Dangerous & Draconian” – Baroness Jenny Randerson

Former Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for Cardiff Central and Deputy First Minister of Wales Jenny Randerson has slammed the Conservatives for trying to push through the “dangerous & draconian” Police Bill.

Baroness Jenny Randerson, Former Assembly Member for Cardiff Central and Deputy First Minister

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Welsh Conservatives Hideously out-of-touch on Cost-of-Living Crisis

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have accused Welsh Conservative MPs of being “hideously out of touch” with the public on the cost-of-living crisis, including the rapid rise in energy bills.

The accusation comes as polling from Savanta ComRes has found 75 per cent of Conservative Party voters would back a new windfall tax on oil and gas companies to fund households struggling to afford rising energy prices.

Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds MS

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Welsh Budget – Lib Dems Secure Funding for Children in Care

The Welsh Lib Dems have been demanding action on several key areas in today’s budget with Welsh Government Ministers since the May election.

These included increased and protected spending for mental health services, greater support for children and young people in care, and up-skilling young people for green jobs.

Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds MS

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Jane Dodds to Simon Hart: Time to Oust Party Prime Minister

Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds has today challenged Welsh Secretary of State and def-facto Welsh Conservative Leader in Westminster, Simon Hart MP, to submit a letter of no-confidence in his party leader after fresh revelations of a Downing Street garden party undermined the Prime Minister’s claim to have no knowledge of parties taking place in his official residence during lockdown.

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Parts of Wales Amongst the Worst Hit by Rising Energy Bills

Rural areas of Wales will be amongst the worst hit in the UK by the expected rise in energy bills in April, with seven out of the 20 hardest-hit areas in the UK located in Wales.

New analysis by the Welsh Liberal Democrats shows median bills will rise by an average of £598, with some places seeing bill increases as high as £750. People living in Ceredigion will see the highest rises in Wales and second highest in the UK with bill increases as high as £863. Also in the top 20 are Gwynedd, Carmarthenshire, Powys, Ynys Mon, Pembrokeshire and Denbighshire.

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