Just one Welsh Liberal Democrat in government has made a huge difference.
Thanks to our Education Minister Kirsty Williams MS, the Senedd has just passed a new, modern and truly Welsh curriculum for schools.
It has been designed working closely with teachers, schools, students and community organisations across Wales and internationally.
Jane Dodds Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats has questioned the science and logic behind the decision to allow supermarkets to resume selling goods deemed non-essential from Monday 22nd March yet keeping non-essential retailers, including many small businesses, shut until 12th April.
The Welsh Liberal Democrats are calling for dramatic changes in order to save local high streets as the economy beings to prepare for a post-COVID world with the scrapping of business rates in Wales being a key priority of the party alongside the establishment of a ‘Welsh Towns Fund’ of £500 million to invest in the future of high streets.
Commenting on their proposals Alison Alexander, the Welsh Liberal Democrat Candidate for Montgomeryshire said: “Saving our high streets recovery in the post-COVID world requires us to be innovative and bold.
Alison Alexander, our Senedd Candidate for Montgomeryshire has given a speech titled 'Go Green not Broke' to the Welsh Liberal Democrat Conference highlighting plans for a rural recovery that will benefit everyone. The motion that insists agriculture must go green without farmers going broke in the process.
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_poll
And a transcript is available below.
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
The Welsh Liberal Democrats have outlined an 8-point Plan to deal with water pollution following concerns Welsh Labour's Approach is overly centralising.
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
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.
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.
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