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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 Ion 15

    Following a recent revelation by Liberal Democrats of the number of empty homes in Local Authorities across Wales it is good to see that RCT Council are looking at taking a further small step towards addressing the problem.

    At a meeting of the Council on Wednesday 17th January members will discuss a proposal to remove the Council Tax discount which is currently applied to empty homes in the area. It is proposed that any extra revenue generated be used to bring more empty homes back into use.

  • Oak St empty houses
    Erthygl: 2018 Ion 3

    Research carried out by the Liberal Democrats has revealed that there are 3,142 vacant homes in Rhondda Cynon Taff, 1,244 of which have been empty for more than five years.

    Councillor Mike Powell says it is a disgrace that so many properties are lying empty whilst homelessness is increasing and people trying to get on the property ladder are finding it more and more difficult.

  • Erthygl: 2017 Rhag 28

    RCT Liberal Democrats have expressed disappointment at the sudden closure of the Post Office in Pontypridd town centre. The Post Office, which was housed in Mill Street in leasehold premises alongside Pounder's travel agent, is the latest in a long line of services lost to the town.

    Councillor Mike Powell said

  • Erthygl: 2017 Medi 1

    Admittedly we may have been a little quiet lately, but we are still around and still doing our bit in various communities across RCT and keeping an eye on what is happening here and in the wider world.

    Our members have been involved locally and on a national level in discussions about the party and how we re-engage with the wider public which is undoubtedly something we need to do.

  • Erthygl: 2017 Gorff 15

    The Cabinet agenda for Tuesday 18th includes an outline plan to apply for government funding to, amongst other things, build two more "through schools."

    As RCT Welsh Lib Dems warned previously Chief Executive Chris Bradshaw and the Labour Cabinet are determined to push on regardless with plans to create merged primary and secondary schools throughout RCT.

  • Erthygl: 2017 Meh 16

    Luisa Martin-Thomas, Senior Assistant Headteacher at Tonypandy Community College has won a prestigious Pearson Teaching Award Marking her as one of the best in the business .

    The Pearson Teaching Awards are an annual celebration of exceptional teachers, created to recognize the life-changing impact an inspirational teacher can have on the lives of the young people they teach. Selected from thousands of nominations, Luisa is one of just 10 winners who will be celebrated on Thank a Teacher Day.

  • Erthygl: 2017 Meh 7

    "Britain's poor face another round of painful benefit cuts. Labour would do little to reverse the Tories' regressive plans."

    So says The Economist who have endorsed the Liberal Democrats economic plans and now also say our social care plans are the best.

    "The welfare reforms are bad news for the 50%-plus of families in Britain that receive income from at least one benefit. The Institute for Fiscal Studies, a think-tank, reckons that the Tories' plans will reduce the net incomes of households in the bottom income decile by a tenth (see chart). The incomes of working-age folk with children in the bottom decile could end up fully 15% lower. The unemployment rate, at 4.6%, cannot fall much further, so the labour market will not offset the effects of these welfare changes, as it did in 2010-15. And there is little sign that cuts to in-work benefits, such as tax credits, prompt employers to bump up wages instead.