Welsh Conservatives Have Betrayed Farmers And Consumers With Australia Deal

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have accused the Conservatives of betraying farmers that placed their trust in them during the last election, as well as consumers in its trade deal with Australia.

A leaked memo from the Australian Trade Department shows that the originally proposed pledge by the British government to protect farmers for 15 years has been dropped, effectively handing tariff-free access to Australian producers to the UK and Welsh market from day one, with a “cap” on sales that is 60 times the current level of imported beef.

Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader and Mid & West Wales MS Jane Dodds
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Allegations Of Rape Culture in Powys Schools Extremely Disturbing

The inclusion of Powys schools on a website listing allegations of rape culture within British schools has been highlighted by Powys Liberal Democrats.

 

Welshpool Highschool (pictured), alongside Machynlleth and Llanfyllin were cited on the list. 

 

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Jane Dodds Asks First Minister About Violence Against Women in Wales

Jane Dodds, Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats and your Senedd Member for Mid & West Wales yesterday questioned First Minister Mark Drakeford on what is been done to protect women in Wales from violence against women and girls.

Jane Dodds, Senedd Member for Mid Wales outside the Senedd.
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Powys County Council - Hold Open Air Consultations on School Closures!

Powys Lib Dems today have called for the Powys County Council to organise open-air consultation events for all schools planned for closure including Castle Caereinon Church in Wales School and Churchstoke County Primary School.

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Welsh Lib Dems Slam Rushed School Closure Process

The Welsh Liberal Democrats on Powys County Council have criticised Conservative-Independent plans to shut four primary schools.

The Tory-Independent Council Cabinet conducted consultations on the closure of Castle Caereinon Church in Wales School, Churchstoke County Primary School, Llanbedr Church in Wales School and Llanfihangel Rhydithon County Primary School this Spring, whilst the affected communities were still under COVID-19 lockdown restrictions and without the involvement of the children who would be most impacted.

Questions have also been raised about whether the planned closures are compatible with the ‘presumption against closure for rural schools’ policy introduced into the School Organisation Code by former Welsh Liberal Democrat MS for Brecon & Radnorshire and Education Minister Kirsty Williams.

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Craig Williams Must Keep His Election Promise on Foreign Aid

Alison Alexander, the Welsh Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Montgomeryshire, has urged MP Craig Williams not to break his election commitment on international development spending by voting to abandon the UK’s 0.7% of GNI target in a potential vote on 7th June.

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“UNACCPETABLE” LACK OF TRANSPARENCY AROUND NHS PRIVACY CHANGES

Powys Liberal Democrats have criticised NHS England’s imminent rollout of changes to the way that the identifiable personal and health data of patients registered with GP surgeries in England is shared with third parties which affects patients throughout Powys.

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Scrapping of Advance Rail Fares by Welsh Gov is a Backwards Move

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have condemned both the Welsh Labour  Government and the government-owned rail company Transport for Wales (TfW) following news that they are to scrap the sale of advance rail fares.

Mid Wales Senedd Member Jane Dodds has criticised the move and called for a re-think.

Welsh Liberal Democrat Senedd Member for Mid & West Wales Jane Dodds
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Summit cancellation shows how little Boris cares about Wales

Summit cancellation shows how little Boris cares about other UK nations – Jane Dodds MS/AS

Reacting to the news that the four nations Covid recovery summit has been called off, Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Jane Dodds MS has called for the summit to be rearranged ASAP.

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Action Needed Now On Dog Thefts

Liberal Democrat MP & Spokesperson for rural affairs Tim Farron has said the UK government must act now and fast track new laws. 

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