Welsh Lib Dems Call for Re-think of Controversial New Water Regulations

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have expressed grave concerns that proposed blanket water pollution measures will cause serious damage to our local farming communities.

The Party has condemned the “heavy-handed” and uniform policy being debated by Senedd Members today Wednesday March 3. If approved it will apply to all farms and farmers regardless of their size and the impact of their farming practices, which the Party says will hit small family farms the hardest.

The Party have also released an 8 point plan on how to work with rural communities to tackle water pollution, available here: https://www.montlibdems.org.uk/welsh_lib_dems_outline_8_point_plan_to_tackle_water_pollution

 

 

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Welsh Lib Dems Outline 8-Point Plan to Tackle Water Pollution

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have outlined an 8-point Plan to deal with water pollution following concerns Welsh Labour's Approach is overly centralising.

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Montgomeryshire Liberal Democrats Comment on Powys Council Tax Rise

Montgomeryshire Liberal Democrats have commented on the news that council tax has been raised by the Conservative-Independent Coalition yet again.

Alison Alexander, James Gibson-Watt & David Selby

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THOUSANDS IN MONTGOMERYSHIRE IMPACTED IF UNIVERSAL CREDIT UPLIFT ISN’T EXTENDED:

Thousands of people in Montgomeryshire will be impacted if the £20-a-week uplifts to Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit are not extended in the Budget an analysis by the local Liberal Democrats suggests.

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ABYSMAL BROADBAND SPEEDS ARE HURTING THE LOCAL ECONOMY AND LIVELIHOODS

BROADBAND speeds in mid Wales lag behind the developing world, Liberal Democrat research shows.

Average broadband speeds are faster in Paraguay and Vietnam. Montgomeryshire was ranked 11th slowest out of the UK’s 650 constituencies with speeds of 32.2 Mbps. Brecon and Radnorshire faired even worst, ranked 4th slowest with speeds of 31.0Mbps.

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Give Montgomeryshire's Carers A Break!

The Welsh Lib Dems call on the Chancellor to give the 7,348 carers in Montgomeryshire a break. 

The Party is calling on the Government to give councils immediate emergency funding for carers. According to devolved finance rules, that move in England would trigger a significant cash boost for the Welsh Government. The pay out could fund the support services unpaid carers need to take a desperately-needed weekly break.

Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds and Montgomeryshire Candidate Alison Alexander 
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Montgomeryshire Liberal Democrats Concerned New Zealand Lamb Could Undercut Welsh Produce

Welsh Liberal Democrat Candidate for Montgomeryshire Alison Alexander has expressed her shock that Welsh Lamb exports now face more red tape when exporting to the EU than those of farmers in New Zealand.

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Concern Raised Over Hidden Impact of Fuel Poverty in Powys

Montgomeryshire Liberal Democrat Senedd Candidate Alison Alexander and Brecon and Radnorshire Senedd Candidate William Powell have raised their concerns over the impact of the pandemic on fuel poverty in Powys. UK energy regulator Ofgem warned last week that energy prices will rise for millions of people across the UK in April, as the price cap for default domestic energy deals is raised to cover suppliers' extra costs. The typical gas and electricity customer is likely to see their bill go up by £96 to £1,138 a year.

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Senedd Candidate Calls for More Help for Young Carers

An immediate increase in support for young carers is needed according to Montgomeryshire Liberal Democrat Senedd Candidate Alison Alexander.

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Alison Alexander writes an open letter on School Closure Plans

Montgomeryshire Liberal Democrat Senedd Candidate, Alison Alexander has written an open letter to Conservative County Councillor Phyl Davies (Portfolio Holder for Education and Property) on the recent school closure plans for Church Stoke and Castle Caereinion.

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