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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 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.

  • Article: Apr 29, 2019

    An extraordinary meeting of Cwm Taf Morgannwg Health Board has been called for Tuesday 30 April. A full report is expected on maternity services across the RCT and Merthyr area and it is not expected to make for pleasant reading. There are concerns that the Trust may be put into special measures.

    Concerns were raised in October of last year when a review found forty three cases where there had been an "adverse outcome", which includes a baby being born early, being small at birth or unwell. Twenty six babies died at birth or shortly afterwards. The review covered the period between January 1, 2016, and 30 September 2018.

  • Article: Apr 22, 2019

    The Liberal Democrats have always held a clear and unequivocal position on the EU - we campaigned to remain in 2016 and ever since we have been campaigning to give the people of this country a chance to vote on any proposed deal .

    Theresa May has been happy to allow Parliament vote after vote on her deal in an effort to make them change their minds. You should have that same chance - the leave campaign lied to you and broke the law in their desperate efforts to win and force us out of the EU, you have a right to change your mind based on the facts that are now known.

  • Article: Apr 21, 2019

    The Welsh Liberal Democrats have announced their team of candidates for the European elections due to take place on 23 May. Wales elects four MEPs in all across the country and we will fight these elections as an unapologetically pro-European Party campaigning hard for People's Vote with an option to remain in the EU.

    We've led the campaign in Wales for a People's Vote for nearly three years because we know the best deal for Wales is the deal we already have as a full member of the EU. We will continue to press that case.

    Lead Welsh Liberal Democrat Candidate Sam Bennett commented:

  • Article: Apr 13, 2019

    So once again this week Theresa May has gone on bended knees to the rest of Europe to ask for an extension to Brexit. Unable to get the deal she negotiated through Parliament she is reduced to grovelling.

    The UK is a laughing stock around the world - we have a government unable to govern and an official opposition party which is divided. Never have the Labour and Conservative parties had so much in common - neither can state categorically what their position on Brexit is, and both are led by incompetents.

  • Article: Apr 5, 2019

    The agenda for RCT Council meeting on Wednesday 10th April includes a motion from Labour Councillors that

    "This Council seeks to express its concerns at the practical implications, changes to maternity services in Cwm Taf are creating for residents in Rhondda Cynon Taf" and "calls upon the Local Health Board to review the newly implemented arrangements in Cwm Taf, to reflect upon the difficulties this set-up is causing residents."

  • Article: Mar 24, 2019

    Several members of RCT Welsh Liberal Democrats joined an estimated million people in London yesterday on an anti - Brexit march.

    In recent days the situation surrounding Brexit has become even more farcical as the Prime Minister has been forced to go back to Europe to ask for an extension to Article 50 which means we won't now leave on 29 March.

  • Article: Mar 16, 2019

    Parents at Gwauncelyn school breathed a sigh of relief this week when the Labour Cabinet announced they would not be pushing forward with changes to the catchment areas which would have seen the school fall into the catchment area of Hawthorn rather than Bryncelynnog as at present.

    However they still intend to go ahead with proposals to create 3 to 16 schools at Hawthorn and Pontypridd High, removing the sixth forms which with see pupils have to transfer to Bryncelynnog or Coleg Y Cymoed if they wish to continue their education post 16.

  • Article: Feb 5, 2019

    Yesterday was the closing day for "expressions of interest" for groups looking to take over the running of the Muni in Pontypridd and reopen the venue which closed just before Christmas when the group previously running it went bankrupt.

    It is understood that several groups have applied and now await a decision on whether they will be taken through to the next stage. If they are then they will need to produce a detailed business plan outlining exactly how they intend to reinvigorate the venue and make it a success.

  • Article: Jan 28, 2019

    We were strongly opposed to the creation of through schools in the Rhondda when that was consulted upon and later introduced despite strong protest from stakeholders. Since then we have seen nothing that changes our view and have still yet to see any real evidence that supports the educational case for such schools. The current consultation on reorganisation of schools in Pontypridd appears to be merely a rehash of the case put forward previously with no additional information to reinforce the position being put forward.

  • Article: Jan 27, 2019

    There is currently a consultation under way on proposals by RCT's Labour council to reorganise schools provision in the Pontypridd area.
    The proposals include removing the sixth forms from Hawthorn High School, Pontypridd High and Cardinal Newman and creating through 3 to 16 schools in the former two. It also includes taking Welsh medium education from Pontsionnorton and rearranging catchment areas for pupils of Gwauncelyn who would be expected to transfer to Hawthorn rather than Bryncelynnog, and Coedpenmaen where pupils will move on to Pontypridd High rather than Hawthorn.