The Progressive Partnership for Powys

The elections in May 2022 have seen a huge change to the composition of  Powys County Council. Progressive parties all gained seats, demonstrating a  desire from the electorate for Powys County Council to change direction,  culture and values. 

Progressive political parties in Powys all fought the election on their own distinctive policies, and we will each seek to implement those policies over the coming five years. While there are differences, we find that there is much on which we agree on that gives us a firm foundation for a shared administration that builds a stronger, fairer and greener future for our county. 

Our progressive partnership for Powys builds on what we have in common to offer a shared programme for a new administration of Powys Council. 

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Liberal Democrats and Labour Set to Take Control of Powys Council

Powys County Council is set to be led by party political groups for the first time since its creation as the Welsh Liberal Democrats look set to form an administration in partnership with Welsh Labour.

The Administration is likely to also include the sole Green Councillor in Powys.

James Gibson-Watt, the Welsh Liberal Democrat Group Leader on Powys Council, is expected to be elected as Leader of the Council at the Council’s AGM on Thursday morning. 

The agreement between the Welsh Liberal Democrats and Welsh Labour will focus on a set of aims and objectives for the new Council designed to deliver a fresh and distinctive path to meet the serious challenges the county faces.

Welsh Liberal Democrat Group Leader Councillor James Gibson-Watt.

Welsh Liberal Democrat Group Leader Councillor James Gibson-Watt.

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Montgomeryshire Unemployment Up Again as Labour & the Conservatives Fail to Deliver Investment

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have called on Labour and the Conservatives to work towards increased investment in Montgomeryshire after their analysis of unemployment figures showed unemployment in the constituency has risen from 7.3 per cent in November 2021 to 8.3 per cent in May.

Mid & West Wales Senedd Member Jane Dodds.

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Powys Liberal Democrats Launch Local Election Campaign

Powys Liberal Democrats have officially launched their local election campaign in Llandrindod Wells, with the group promising to shake up Powys Council on the 5th of May.

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Jane Dodds MS responds to Shropshire Maternity Scandal Report

Responding to the Ockenden Report into the Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust maternity scandal, Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader and Senedd Member, Jane Dodds commented:

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MP Helen Morgan Launches Montgomeryshire Council Election Campaign

Montgomeryshire Liberal Democrats launched their council election campaign in Welshpool this weekend.

Candidates were joined by the newly elected MP for North Shropshire Helen Morgan and Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader and Senedd Member Jane Dodds.

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Abermule Waste Transfer Building Project ‘a Shambles’

Cllr James Gibson-Watt Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group on Powys Council today criticised the Powys Council’s mismanagement of the controversial Abermule Waste Transfer Building project.

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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.

Mid & West Wales Senedd Member Jane Dodds.

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Plaid Cymru Backing the Conservatives Over Powys Residents

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have hit out at Plaid Cymru Powys after its group leader backed a Conservative motion for a 3.4% increase in council tax this year.

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Rail Repairs Must be Given Priority

Senedd Member Jane Dodds has called on the Welsh and UK Government to ensure that repairs to the Cambrian Line are given “the absolute priority” over the coming weeks as the clean-up from Storm Franklin and Eunice begins.

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

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