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Kirsty Williams indoor portrait July 2011 (Kirsty Williams)Welcome to our website. The Welsh Liberal Democrats are working hard on your behalf at every level of government all year round.

In difficult times, we are there to help you and that is why our councils are keeping council tax low, our Assembly Members have ensured additional funding for our most deprived pupils and the Liberal Democrats in the UK Government have successfully fought to ensure that you don't pay tax on the first £10,000 you earn.

Welsh Liberal Democrats know that times are tough and we use our influence wherever we can to make a difference.

You can find out more, including how to keep in touch or join the Liberal Democrats, on this site.

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    Article: Jul 31, 2014

    Free school meals will help boost learning in schools, according to a report published today.

    Trials for the school meals scheme, which comes into effect in September, show that infants from poorer backgrounds perform better in the classroom.

    The report finds that pupils were academically months ahead of their peers elsewhere and more likely to eat vegetables at lunchtime instead of less healthy food like crisps.

  • Article: Jul 31, 2014

    Liberal Democrat Minister for the Home Office Norman Baker has said that he wants to see an end to all animal testing in the UK.

    Lib Dems in government are committed to reducing the number of live animal experiments. They are working to introduce legislation before the next election to increase transparency so that the public are informed about what happens to animals in laboratories.

  • Article: Jul 31, 2014

    Kate Cairns was elected in a landslide victory in the Berwick constituency ward of Longhoughton last week, called after the passing of a much respected longstanding independent councillor. From a standing start - we didn't field a candidate in the county council elections last year - we took almost 50% of the vote, with the Tories coming a poor second with less than half our vote, an independent and UKIP followed the Tories and Labour were nearly wiped out with 3%.

  • Article: Jul 30, 2014

    The Lib Dems are proposing an increase in the number of trees planted every year to 700,000- 750,000 - equivalent to the number of children born in England and Wales each year.

    The Liberal Democrats will also include plans for a Nature Act in their 2015 manifesto, which will include targets for clean air and water. Natural resources that are being harvested at an unsustainable level will be identified, and better protections will be enforced to safeguard them for future generations.

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    Article: Jul 30, 2014

    Nurses in Wales are constantly telling me that they're under pressure. They're firefighting at the frontline with increasing workloads and frustrated at being unable to provide the quality of care that they are trained to, and want to, deliver. 

    Whenever I'm talking to people up and down Wales, they're shocked when I tell them that there is currently no legal duty to provide safe nurse staffing levels in Welsh hospitals. That's why I'm pleased to be launching my draft Safe Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Bill today for consultation.

  • Article: Jul 30, 2014

    We know how important it is to make your money go further, that's why the Liberal Democrats are the only party of fair tax.

    The Tories are talking about a 'flat tax' system - where everyone pays the same rate of tax regardless of income - and Labour are talking about being in favour of a 15% 'death tax'.

  • Article: Jul 30, 2014

    In a bid to encourage the development of driverless cars on British roads, Vince Cable has announced a £10 million investment for research projects.

    Currently, driverless cars are only allowed on private roads. However, with funding from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department for Transport, driverless cars are expected to begin testing on public roads in 2015.

  • Article: Jul 27, 2014

    Today Nick Clegg raised the question on whether Russia should host the World Cup in 2018, considering the events taking place in Ukraine.

    Speaking in an interview for the Sunday Times, Nick Clegg said: "If Russia doesn't change tack on Ukraine, I'm not sure why the World Cup in Russia should go ahead in a rogue state".

  • Article: Jul 25, 2014

    The Berwick Liberal Democrats stormed to victory in the rural ward of Longhoughton (Northumberland CC) today as Kate Caines gained the seat.

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    The division which had not seen such a competitive election in a long time. The Conservatives came second with 23.5%, an Independent came third (13.9%), UKIP were fourth with 9.8% and Labour trailed in last with 3.2%.

  • Article: Jul 25, 2014

    I write this while on a visit to India. A few weeks ago I was in the US, and I've just left China. Why? These three countries are the world's biggest emitters and the series of meetings I'm having all focus on paving the way for a global climate change deal next year. In the UK, and with our partners across the EU we are gaining momentum for an ambitious deal, which I hope will result in a domestic EU target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030. But, the EU acting alone will not be enough - we need to take the rest of the world with us.