Wefan Gymraeg

Jane Dodds - Aberpergwm Coal Mine Expansion Must be Stopped

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have reiterated their opposition to the expansion of Aberpergwm Coal Mine in Neath Port Talbot Council. Addressing a protest in front of the Senedd Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds stated that if we are to stand any hope of tackling climate change before it’s too late, the coal must be left in the ground.

Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds MS and Cardiff Liberal Democrat Council Group Leader Rhys Taylor

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Make Wales the Green Battery of Europe

Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds has urged the Welsh and UK Governments to work together to turn Wales into a “renewable powerhouse” that could help allies in Europe reduce their dependence on Russian oil and gas imports.

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Lib Dems Demand Emergency VAT Cut

  • Party calls on the Chancellor to slash VAT from 20% to 17.5% for one year to tackle soaring bills.
  • The move would save families an average of £600 as the cost-of-living crisis hits hard.
  • Slashing VAT would boost struggling local high streets and the economy while keeping spiralling inflation down.

Jane Dodds MS, Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader.

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Expand The Energy Price Cap to Cover Heating Oil

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have called on the UK Conservative Government to instruct Ofgem to extend the energy price cap to cover heating oil.

Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds.

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New Zealand Trade Deal Will Damage Rural Communities

Responding to the news that the UK Government has concluded the signing of a trade deal with New Zealand, removing trade barriers between the two countries, the Welsh Liberal Democrats have said the deal will cause damage to rural communities and the Welsh agricultural industry.

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St David’s Day Should Be a Public Holiday

This St David’s Day, the Welsh Liberal Democrats have reiterated their calls for the day to become a public holiday in Wales.

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Wales Rail Fare Rise – Calls to Help Under 25’s

Responding to a rail fare increase of 3.8% in Wales due on Tuesday, Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds has called for greater help for the under 25’s stating:

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Fuel Poverty Predictions ‘Spine-chilling’

Responding to predictions from National Energy Action Cymru that almost a quarter of a million households in Wales will be in fuel poverty by April, Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds has called the predictions ‘spine-chilling’ and called for more urgent support for those struggling to stay warm.

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Social Care Staff Payment Excluding Deserving Support Staff

Responding to the Welsh Government’s announcement to give tens of thousands of social care staff a £1,000 extra payment, the Welsh Liberal Democrats have questioned why the payment will exclude ancillary staff who maintain care homes.

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Vagrancy Act Repealed: Archaic and Cruel Law Consigned to History

The UK Government has announced it will repeal the Vagrancy Act, which allows police to arrest people for sleeping rough or begging in England and Wales.

Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran, who led the fight to repeal the Bill in Westminster.

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