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Do you want more for yourself, your children, your grandchildren, for this area? Are you as fed up as we are of a health service that, despite the best efforts of front line staff, is not fit for purpose; of an education system where it is a postcode lottery whether pupils will be able to continue to sixth form in their locality?
Are you tired of money being wasted on grand projects and schemes that fail to deliver any real benefit; of our town centres becoming derelict?
Do you think you deserve better? Because we do.
Under Labour party rule from Cardiff Bay since 1999 and prior to that at Westminster Wales and the South Wales Valleys in particular has gone downhill. We are being failed by those who shoud be sticking up for us at the Assembly and Westminster.
Join us now and let's fight for a better future together.

  • Layla outside Ponty park
    Article: Mar 3, 2020

    Rhondda Cynon Taff Liberal Democrats were pleased to receive a visit last week from Lib Dem MP Layla Moran. Layla was kind enough to take a couple of hours out of her busy schedule to come and see the impact that the recent flooding has had in Pontypridd. We visited some local businesses that have been struggling to get back on their feet and would like to thank all the people that took the time to talk to us. It was eye opening to see how much unseen effort is going on to keep the high street running. Heavy rain is continuing to hit our area hard and there will be more challenges ahead. Please do help the town by continuing to use the local businesses and show understanding for the staff who are working hard under difficult conditions. Some highlighted the issue of parking charges that apply to the town centre and RCT Liberal Democrats would like to join calls for these to be removed in order to help the town get back on its feet

  • Steve & Jo
    Article: Nov 14, 2019

    RCT Liberal Democrats are pleased to announce two great candidates standing for us in the Rhondda & Cynon Valley constituencies.

    Representing us in the Rhondda is Rodney Berman, former leader of Cardiff Council and a committed campaigner. "I was recently persuaded to throw my hat into the ring and the lure of joining the fight to stop the disaster that is Brexit and fight for a brighter future for the country proved too appealing", says Rodney.

  • Article: Nov 12, 2019

    Liberal Democrat supporters in Pontypridd will not be able to vote for their favourite party in this election due to the alliance negotiated by Unite to Remain. We appreciate this will be frustrating for many people and hope that you will appreciate the reasons for this.

    The Liberal Democrats will be back in Pontypridd for future elections but in the meantime there are still ways you can show your support. We'd love to see you join as a full member, http://www.libdems.org.uk/join-local, or even just a registered supporter, https://libdems.secure.force.com/LiberalDemocrats/SupporterRegistration

  • Article: Nov 10, 2019

    As part of a unique cross-party agreement the Liberal Democrats, along with the Green party, have decided to stand aside at this election in Pontypriddto allow Plaid Cymru the best chance of winning the Parliamentary seat.

    We regret that consequently two of our most prominent members, Mike Powell & Karen Roberts, have resigned from the party due to dissatisfaction with the way the process has been handled. Mike & Karen have made enormous contributions to the party over the last two decades and have been valued friends & colleagues who will be missed by the local party. We fully understand their reasons for leaving and would like to wish them the best for the future.

  • Article: Oct 26, 2019

    Welsh Liberal Democrats will be gathering in Brecon this weekend for our Autumn conference. Regardless of what may be on the official agenda then in the bar there is little doubt what the conversation will centre around.

    Firstly of course the most important subject of the weekend - rugby. Will Wales beat South Africa? Will England squeeze through against the All Blacks? Can Ponty beat Bridgend away? (Well ok the last one may only be of interest to the RCT contingent but stil....)

  • Article: Aug 24, 2019

    There was anger and disappointment when six years ago Rhondda Cynon Taff's Labour Council decided without warning to close paddling pools across the county. In several areas such as Abercynon, Penygraig, Ynysybwl, local community groups came together and put a huge amount of work into reopening the pools.

  • Article: Aug 23, 2019

    There has been much talk recently of the rise in anti-social behaviour in Pontypridd town centre with local Councillors, the police, council officers and others meeting to try and find possible solutions.

    A range of things are under discussion including moving a number of the support services that are bringing some of the culprits into town. However, RCT's Labour Council appear to be directing efforts at the wrong targets.

  • Article: Aug 19, 2019

    The phrase 'jewel in the crown' is a bit overused, but there is no doubt Ynysangharad War Memorial Park is a beautiful place to relax, play or exercise and it holds fine memories for many people.

    There have been a variety of well attended events in the Park recently such as the Big Bite, which attracts many into the town and, unlike other events, means the whole park is kept open to the public. The park run every Saturday attracts hundreds, and it was great to see the bandstand being used by young performers, it should happen more often.

  • Article: Aug 5, 2019

    There have been an increasing number of complaints recently about bad behaviour both in Pontypridd town centre and the Park. Complaints from residents about people apparently under the influence of drink and / or drugs, needles being left in the park and general unruly conduct.

    Councillor Mike Powell is holding a meeting on 7th August at Trallwn Community Centre for residents to voice their concerns and bring along evidence he can feed back to the Council and Police. The meeting begins at 6pm.

  • Article: Jun 19, 2019

    Whilst many people are more than willing to jump up and down and complain about the salaries paid to politicians it seems they are oblivious to the extortionate amounts paid to some public service employees. For example the Chief Executive of Cwm Taf Morgannwg Health Board.

    The Chief Exec is paid - I hesitate to use the word earns - around £170,000 a year plus benefits. For this princely sum she has presided over a maternity service that is now in special measures; waiting lists for all manner of procedures and operations that show no signs of shortening; a reorganisation that has seen vital services taken out of the Royal Glamorgan and staff shortages that have led to problems for staff and patients across the board.