Tories show lack of honesty over hospitals

The admission by the Conservatives that their manifesto pledge to build two new hospitals in Powys won’t be fulfilled has been described as a disappointing breach of trust by the Welsh Liberal Democrats.

Alison Alexander and Jane Dodds
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Conservative-Independent Powys Council Cut School Transport

The Conservative-Independent Powys Council cuts continue after they revoke free transport between Rhayader and Llanidloes for high school students, an agreement that has been in place for 49 years and has been condemned by Powys Liberal Democrat County Councillor - Kelvyn Watson Curry.

Rhayader County Cllr Kelvyn Curry


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The Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrat & Green Group on Powys County Council, Cllr James Gibson-Watt, has today written to the Council’s Chairman, Leader and Deputy Leader to request an urgent statement about the claims made by County Councillor Gwilym Williams in the media.

Cllr James Gibson-Watt, Leader of Powys Liberal Democrats and the Opposition on Powys County Council
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Alison Alexander, Welsh Liberal Democrat Senedd Candidate for Montgomeryshire is calling for £1 billion to be invested in Wales each year to tackle global warming, provide new jobs and Put Recovery First.

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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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