Wefan Gymraeg

DEFRA have no Brexit impact assessment for sheep farming

The Welsh Lib Democrats have today revealed that the Conservative Government has not conducted any analysis of the impact of Brexit on sheep farming in the UK.

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Moran: Use of Vagrancy Act should shame the Govt

A Freedom of Information request has shown that 236 'offenders' were found guilty under the Vagrancy Act (1824) between the years 2014 to 2017 in Wales.

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Progress in reforms to move RSE further out of the shadow of Section 28

Kirsty Williams, Welsh Liberal Democrat Education Minister, has announced the latest step in transformational reforms to relationship and sexuality education in Wales.

These reforms will emphasise the importance of healthy relationships, expanding sex education to cover a wider range of subjects that will support the wellbeing of Welsh pupils. A key focus is to ensure RSE is fully inclusive of all genders and sexualities.

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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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