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Jane Dodds delivers maiden speech in Parliament

Jane Dodds, the newly elected MP for Brecon and Radnorshire, delivered her maiden speech in Parliament today during a crowded debate on Brexit. The full transcript of Jane Dodds’ speech is below:

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Johnson cannot be allowed to silence Parliament

Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds has responded to the Government's plans to ask the Queen to suspend Parliament from mid-September.

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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.

By UK Parliament CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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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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