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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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  • Article: Jun 14, 2018

    The go ahead was given this week by the four Labour members of the Ynysangharad Park Cabinet sub-committee for a £2 million bridge to be built between the park and the new Taff Vale development.

    The proposal has already met with a deal of criticism locally with residents questioning the spending of such a sum of money on a bridge which is a stone's throw from an existing one.

  • Article: May 20, 2018

    The Department for Work and Pensions has submitted an application to RCT Council to create an new HQ on Treforest Industrial Estate. They are no doubt very confident that this application will pass as they have already announced their intention to close several smaller offices and open this new one.

  • Article: May 17, 2018

    When the Director of Education and the Labour Cabinet in RCT decided to make guinea pigs out of Rhondda pupils and create two 3 to 16 and one 11 to 16 schools they held up the new "super school" at Aberdare as a shining beacon of light showing how great education would become.

    This despite the obvious fact that the new school in Aberdare is not a through school but instead just an amalgamation of three secondaries, but they didn't want facts getting in their way.

  • Article: Apr 22, 2018

    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?

  • Article: Apr 5, 2018

    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.

  • Article: Apr 3, 2018

    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?

  • Article: Apr 2, 2018

    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.