Broken Triple Lock Promise Creates £740,685 Cost of Living Black Hole in Powys

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have accused the Conservatives of leaving pensioners in Powys with a “hole in their pocket” after breaking a manifesto promise to protect the state pension.

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Petition Against Llanidloes Bypass Changes Handed into the Welsh Government

A petition demanding that a new project to alter the layout of the Llanidloes bypass has been handed into the Welsh Government by Welsh Liberal Democrat Senedd Member Jane Dodds.

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Lib Dems Renew Calls for Pause in School Closure Programme

The Welsh Liberal Democrat Group on Powys County Council has today tabled a Motion to be debated at the County Council meeting on 3rd March requesting the Council’s Cabinet to delay implementation of current school closure decisions for one year to allow time for a comprehensive review of the assumptions underpinning the schools transformation programme.

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Powys Residents Set to Be Hit By ‘Perfect Storm’

Powys residents are set to be hit by the perfect storm of rising costs according to the local Welsh Liberal Democrats. The party says that residents are facing one of the most difficult times since the 2008 economic crisis as rising fuel bills, national insurance increases, general inflation (including food and broadband costs), a cut in universal credit payments and a planned council tax hike take their toll on residents.

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Welsh Lib Dems Launch Free Under 25s Travel Campaign in Welshpool

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have launched their campaign for the introduction of free public transport for all under 25s in Wales in Welshpool.

The party argues that the move will help fight climate change and boost social mobility. The Party has also launched a petition to gather public support for the move.

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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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