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So why should you get behind RCT Welsh Lib Dems? Well we believe that Rhondda Cynon Taff deserves more at a local and national level. There is so much going on that is simply not fair.

It's not fair that our children do not all get a first rate education in schools fit for the purpose, or that nursery education was cut by half denying many a better start in life.

It's not fair that services such as special baby care, paediatrics trauma services are being cut from our local hospital and centralised elsewhere.

It's not fair that whilst neighbouring authorities such as Merthyr and Caerphilly are attracting new business and expanding their retail outlets our high streets are dying.

It's not fair that so many have to travel outside the area for work whilst others cannot because of a public transport system that does not meet their needs.

We could go on, but you get the drift. It is what drives us as a party - a desire to see more equality, to see a better standard of living for people in RCT, a fairer society for us all.

It is why RCT Welsh Liberal Democrats were at the frontline fighting the plans to cut nursery education, to create 3 - 16 schools in the Rhondda and Tonyrefail, to cut services at the Royal Glamorgan. All pushed through by the Labour party - the alleged party of the working class. Well not any more.

If you care about your community then there is only one party working for you - the Welsh Liberal Democrats. Join us now and let's fight for a better RCT together.

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  • Erthygl: 2018 Ebrill 22

    So Carwyn Jones has decide to step down as First Minister in the Autumn after almost ten years leading the Welsh Government and a turbulent few months which must have taken its toll on him and his family.

    Now the speculation begins as to who will be his successor and already a whole string of names has appeared. But just who will be choosing the person who will lead not only the Labour party in Wales but the Welsh Government and therefore potentially have a significant effect on the lives of all of us?

  • Erthygl: 2018 Ebrill 5

    On 23rd June 2016 Britain went to the polls and by the narrowest of margins voted to leave the EU. Why? All manner of reasons have been given by those who voted leave, many of them very valid based on logical, well thought out judgements, but others based on near hysteria whipped up by Farage and friends and misinformation from the likes of bumbling Boris over the cost of EU membership and how much we could instead spend on the NHS.

  • Erthygl: 2018 Ebrill 3

    It no doubt seems to many people that we have been talking about Brexit for far too long, that we should just "get on with it" and leave the EU, as if it were just as simple as clearing your desk and getting on the next train out.

    "The people have spoken" and so their democratic will must be obeyed. This from many of the same people who at the same time demand that we should get rid of the current councillors / Assembly members / MPs, who were similarly subject to a public ballot and who surely should therefore remain unopposed and be allowed to "get on with it." In fact why bother with tedious elections every few years, once they are elected that should be it, the public has spoken and surely don't want to be given the opportunity to change their minds?

  • Erthygl: 2018 Ebrill 2

    Reorganisation of Councils is back on the agenda of Labour at Cardiff Bay. Minister for Local Government Alun Davies has just put out a rehash of the proposals first suggested by Leighton Andrews which would see RCT merge with Bridgend and Merthyr.

    When they were last proposed the plans, which would see the 22 councils in Wales merged to form just 10, were met with huge disapproval from across the political divide and were put to one side. Mr Andrews subsequently lost his Rhondda seat in the 2016 election.

  • Erthygl: 2018 Mawrth 18

    Next Saturday 24 March there will be a pro EU rally in Ynysangharad Park, Pontypridd with speakers from various political parties and organisations leading the call to keep the UK in the EU.

    Welsh Liberal Democrat Councillor Mike Powell will be one of those. He says:

    "The Liberal Democrats are of course very much in favour of remaining part of the EU, and think it is imperative that the public are given a chance to have a say on the final deal, if and when the UK government can manage to make their mind up what that looks like.

  • Erthygl: 2018 Chwef 12

    As reported recently on Wales Online there is still no sign of any progress with regard to the Talbot Green new town almost five years since the initial outline plan was approved.

    The plans were given the green light, despite objections from numerous individuals and organisations and a report commissioned by the Council which said that the project would have an adverse effect on other town centres in Rhondda Cynon Taff. RCT Welsh Liberal Democrats were against the proposal from the start believing we need to do more to preserve existing town centres and also that the Talbot Green area is already over developed.

  • Erthygl: 2018 Chwef 10

    On Thursday the Labour Cabinet in RCT meet to discuss, amongst other things, their financial plans for the year ahead, which includes a proposed 3.3% increase in Council Tax.

    Rhondda Cynon Taff Council Tax rates are already higher than many in Wales and residents may well be wondering what it is they are paying for.