Powys Ambulance Waiting Times Unacceptable

Ambulance response times published today show that, of red calls, only 51% of calls across Wales were reached within 8 minutes. In Powys the figure is just 43%, a further deterioration on previous months and significantly behind the 65.3% of calls in Cardiff and the Vale met within target times.

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Powys MPs Need to Show Backbone

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have demanded that Powys’ Conservative MPs Fay Jones and Craig Williams show “backbone” and submit motions of no confidence to in Prime Minister Boris Johnson over his involvement in the parties held in Downing Street.

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Mont Lib Dems Address Newtown Kill the Bill Protest

Welsh Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Montgomeryshire Alison Alexander addressed today's #KilltheBill protest in Newtown which was attended by around 150 people including local Welsh Liberal Democrat Members.

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Budget Proposals Are Last Gasp of a Failed Independent - Conservative Administration

The release issued today (Wed 12th January) on the proposed Powys County Council Budget for 2022/23 is the last gasp of a failed Independent-Conservative administration, according to the Leader of Powys Liberal Democrats and Leader of the Opposition in Powys Council.

Powys Lib Dem Leader Cllr James Gibson-Watt

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Powys to be Amongst the Worst Hit in the UK by Rising Energy Bills

Powys is set to be hit hard by the expected rise in energy bills in April, new figures have revealed.

An analysis by the Welsh Liberal Democrats shows that the average yearly bill for homeowners in Powys is set to skyrocket by £753 - the equivalent of £62 a month - once the new energy price cap comes into effect. This means Powys will see the 4th highest rises in Wales and 6th highest in the UK.

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Lib Dems Overtake Conservatives in Powys as Tories Descend into Chaos

Powys Liberal Democrats have accused the Powys Conservative council group of descending into chaos over its school closure programme. The accusation comes after the Conservative group lost cabinet member, Cllr Iain McIntosh; Cllr Mark Barnes and Cllr (also MS) James Evans in shock resignations over the Administrations school closures, council tax rises and other issues. The events have left the Conservative group on 12 councillors, meaning the Welsh Liberal Democrats are now the largest political party in the council with 14 councillors.

Powys Council as of January 10, 2022 (The ruling administration is an Independent-Conservative Coalition)
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Jane Dodds Pushes for Access to Rural Banking

Welsh Liberal Democrat Senedd Member Jane Dodds questioned the Welsh Economy Minister Vaughan Gething today in the Senedd on access to rural banking services throughout Wales.

Llanidloes County Councillor Gareth Morgan, Jane Dodds MS and Mark Hooper from Banc Cambria.
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Powys Council Vote Against Action on Climate Change (Again!)

The Powys Welsh Liberal Democrat Council group has accused the ruling Conservative & Independent Group of once again voting against action to tackle climate change.


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Storm Arwen: Welsh Lib Dems Condemn Rural Communities Being Left in the Dark

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have demanded that the UK Government provides emergency support to rural communities who have been left without power for days after Storm Arwen. The calls come as many in Powys, Ceredigion, the Dee Vally and Shropshire face their fourth night without power. 

Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds MS & Liberal Democrat Rural Affairs Spokesperson Tim Farron MP

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Powys MP’s Utterly Failing to Use Their Influence to Protect Local Farmers

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have accused the Powys’ Conservative MPs of failing to use their influence in Westminster to protect local farmers in the wake the of Conservative Government’s post-Brexit trade policy.

Jane Dodds - Welsh Liberal Democrat Senedd Member for Mid & West Wales

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