Government defeats attempt to restart Dubs scheme

Utopian thinking: the easy way to eradicate poverty

Leaving the European Union


Whether you voted leave or remain in the EU referendum, you still have the right to be consulted on the conditions of our departure and  one of the  biggest decisions that face us, and more importantly, our children and their children - the next Montgomeryshire generation.

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Rural Poverty in Wales



The struggle of many families to work their way out of poverty and give their children a better future is something all politicians should be focusing on. Global research shows that a more equal society, where there is a smaller gap between incomes,  results in less fear of each other, and a greater desire to care for those who are elderly and vulnerable.  Our benefits system is failing and is costly to administer, and we also need to accept that the future may not hold full employment for everyone.  More women are working, technology and automation continues to drive down the need for jobs, and better health means we are working until we are older.  

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Fly-TIpping Clean Up Costs


Is England showing what will happen in Powys?

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Dementia: "One Simple Thing"

Over the next few weeks Community Health Councils (CHCs) across Wales will be asking people whose lives have been touched by dementia, or anyone who is a care giver, one simple question:

 What could the NHS do better to support people, as well as their families and their carers, living with dementia?

POWYS Health & Care Strategy

Powys Teaching Health Board are developing a new Health and Care Strategy. Whilst it doesn’t describe the detail of the developments at this stage, it does outline the direction the board feel it is important to take. More information is available on-line:



 Thanks to the Campaign and over 3,100 signatures on the petition Powys Council Cabinet have changed their mind and the Newtown and Welshpool Potters sites will remain open but for only for 3 days / week.

The change of mind would not have happened without the large petition handed to the Council before Christmas, and the hundreds of individual questions and comments sent to them. Thank you to all those who signed. It is clear that there is a huge need for proper recycling and waste facilities here.

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key_gemma_bowker.jpgThe Welsh Liberal Democrat Group on Powys County Council has warmly welcomed the first occasion when a member of the public has been able to table a question to Council Cabinet members at a meeting of the full County Council (27/1/17).

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“Yet more people who don’t know what they’re talking about” – GP on Tory NHS policy

GPs across Wales have given a resounding message that the Conservative and UKIP policy to have elected Health Commissioners run Wales’ NHS would be a disaster for patients.

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