Kirsty Williams, Welsh Liberal Democrat Member of the Senedd for Brecon & Radnorshire, and James Gibson-Watt, the Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrat-Green Group on Powys County Council, have condemned the decision by the Conservative UK Government to scale back rural broadband connectivity targets.
The Montgomeryshire Liberal Democrats have condemned Craig Williams, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Montgomeryshire, for voting against measures to protect farmers in his constituency from low-quality foreign food imports.
David Selby, Welsh Liberal Democrat Councillor for Newtown Central, is supporting calls from the Liberal Democrat-Green Group to urge Powys County Council to formally declare a ‘Climate Emergency’.
The Montgomeryshire Liberal Democrats have urged Craig Williams to support calls for scandal-hit Dominic Cummings to resign or be fired.
In a letter to the MP, Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds urges all Conservative MPs to “put the interests of your constituents first, end the distractions and join the growing number of Conservative MPs who are calling for Dominic Cummings to go.”
The call comes alongside Liberal Democrat demands for an independent inquiry into the Government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis, while several Conservative MPs have also broken cover to call for Dominic Cummings to quit, amid claims he broke coronavirus lockdown rules twice.
Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds said:
“People right across Montgomeryshire have made incredible sacrifices to stop the coronavirus. Even if the Prime Minister keeps his blinkers on, Craig Williams cannot be oblivious to how angry people are with this scandal.
“Each minute this scandal is allowed to drag on is another minute the UK Government is distracted from upscaling Britain’s testing capacity, securing PPE for frontline workers and preventing the tragic deaths in our care homes.
"Craig Williams must stop defending the indefensible and put the health, wellbeing, and economy of our country before efforts to save the Prime Minister’s adviser.”
John Thornton, Chair of the Montgomeryshire Liberal Democrats, added:
“I was disappointed to see Craig Williams defending Dominic Cummings on Twitter last week.”
“The people of Montgomeryshire are rightly angered by Mr Cummings contravening of the Government's own 'stay at home' advice – the very advice he helped create.”
“The people of Montgomeryshire deserve an MP who will stand up for what’s right and call out the disgraceful behavior of the Prime Minister’s adviser.”
The Welsh Liberal Democrats have today called for Craig Williams MP and Fay Jones MP to explain why they voted against a key amendment to the Agriculture Bill in Parliament last week.
The Powys Liberal Democrats are calling on Powys County Council to trial 2 hours free parking in long-stay car parks in towns across Powys as part of their new “Love Powys Towns” campaign.
Thank you to everyone who vote for Kelly Healy in the recent Council By Election. Unfortunately she was just pipped to victory – however her community work and the local Liberal Democrat campaigns will continue.
Powys Liberal Democrats have launched a petition against Conservative and Independent plans to hit disabled people with a new charge for parking in Powys Council car parks.
Disabled people are likely to be on low incomes and benefits and often need to visit our town centres regularly. Charging them to park will not only make their lives more difficult but drive them into free supermarket car parks and damage local businesses.
You can sign our petition online and you can take part in Powys Council's consultation on their website.