Alison Unveils Youth Contract

Alison Alexander, the Welsh Liberal Democrat Candidate for the Senedd has revealed what she is calling her ‘contract for young people in Montgomeryshire’. Alison has issued the pledges after working with local young people following a joint report between ITV Wales and the Rural Youth Project highlighted the problems facing young people in rural areas such as Powys.

Alison Alexander, Welsh Liberal Democrat Candidate for Montgomeryshire
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Lib Dems Announce Glyn Preston As Their Candidate for Dyfed–Powys Police and Crime Commissioner

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have announced Glyn Preston from Llandinam, Montgomeryshire as their candidate in the upcoming police and crime commissioner elections for Dyfed-Powys on May 6th.

Glyn Preston with Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds.
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Petition Launched for Review Into 'Schools Transformation Programme'.

The Montgomeryshire Liberal Democrats have called on Powys County Council to review its school’s transformation programme immediately. The party has launched a petition that it intends to present to Powys County Council highlighting that in line with Welsh law, school closure should be a last resort and that other alternatives, such as clustering, federating and resource-sharing, should be the preferred option.

Over recent months several schools in Montgomeryshire have been told they may face closure including: Churchstoke County Primary School; Castle Caereinion Church in Wales School; Llanfechain & Llangedwyn Church in Wales School, Ysgol Pennant in Penybontfawr; Ysgol Bro Cynllaith in Llansilin; Llandysilio Church in Wales School; Carreghofa County Primary School in Llanymynech; Arddleen County Primary School and Ysgol Brynhafren in Crewgreen.

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Alison Pledges Action on Child Poverty

Alison Alexander, the Welsh Liberal Democrat candidate for Montgomeryshire has said the latest figures on child poverty in Powys show the need for a radical plan to give the region’s children a better start in life.

Figures released last week by the Department for Work and Pensions showed that approximately 20 per cent of children in Powys were growing up in poverty in the year 2019/20, an estimated six year high. The data was recorded before the pandemic began, with numbers possibly being pushed higher by lost incomes over the period of COVID-19.

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Mont Lib Dems Call for an ‘Emergency Boost to the Budget for Local Tourism’

A MARKETING boost would be a lifeline for struggling tourism businesses hoping to benefit from a boom in staycations this summer. Mid Wales receives little tourism attention as government efforts typically focus on promoting Snowdonia, Cardiff and Pembrokeshire.

The Welsh Liberal Democrats are calling on the next Welsh Government to consider an ‘emergency marketing budget’ for the tourism industry in Powys as COVID-19 restrictions across the UK begin to lift.

Alison Alexander, The Montgomeryshire Liberal Democrat Candidate for the Senedd. 
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Jane Dodds Calls for Mid-Wales to be Broadband 'catch-up zone'

The Welsh Liberal Democrats claim that they have a solution to the failure to provide superfast internet across Mid-Wales.

Welsh Lib Dem leader Jane Dodds said local solutions could bridge what she called the “glaring digital divide”. To help fill that gap, she wants Mid-Wales to be designated a ‘digital catch-up zone’ for targeted investment to deliver usable internet speeds and for community champions to be put in place to help access funding.

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Mont Lib Dems Oppose the Tory Troop Cuts

The Conservatives are planning on cutting our armed forces by 10,000 troops, breaking their 2019 commitment. The last two Conservative defence reviews have weakened the foundations of our armed forces. Cutting our full-time armed forces by 45,000 and cutting the defence budget by £8 billion.
 
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Alison Highlights Hypocrisy of Powys Conservatives

The Welsh Liberal Democrat candidate for Montgomeryshire in the upcoming Senedd elections has hit out at what she calls the “sheer hypocrisy” of the Welsh Conservatives after the party announced it would like to introduce a council tax freeze across Wales when they have increased council tax by 26% in 4 years throughout Powys. 

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SHOCKED residents are fighting surprise road building plans that threaten to blight their quality of life.

A campaign group has rapidly come together to protect Hafren Terrace, Llanidloes, from a Welsh Government scheme that would increase traffic noise and pollution on either side of their homes. Families would have to live with a busy accelerating lane on the A470 behind their houses. In front, the quiet cul-de-sac would become a major access road for cars, coaches and buses visiting the neighbouring rugby ground Cae Hafren.

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Alison Condemns Tory & Independent Council for Poor Communication with Communities.

Alison Alexander, the Welsh Liberal Democrat candidate for Montgomeryshire has condemned the Conservative-Independent Powys County Council cabinet for their poor communication with local communities. The comments come in response to the news that the Council voted unanimously to proceed with plans to close Llanfechain and Llangedwyn Church in Wales Schools and extend Llansantffraid School.

On top of this, Arddleen and Crewgreen schools are now also facing uncertain futures as they are added to 'phase three' discussions alongside Llandysilio Church in Wales school in Four Crosses and Carreghofa county primary school in Llanymynech. 

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