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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 1, 2017

    The current NHS is simply not delivering the level of care we deserve and staff want to provide, and the only way we can ensure it is properly financed and at the same time have money for the myriad of other services provided by government is to raise more money for it. The Liberal Democrats are the only party coming clean about that with plans to increase income tax by 1% in order to ensure our NHS is properly funded.

  • Article: May 31, 2017

    Would you hand the Conservatives and Labour a blank cheque over Brexit? Welsh Liberal Democrat candidate for the Pontypridd constituency Mike Powell certainly wouldn't.

    "I earn my living as a plumbing and heating engineer and I can't see my customers being very happy handing me a blank cheque to go and design and install a new heating system. Yet that is just what the Conservatives want you to do over Brexit.

  • Article: May 30, 2017

    Westminster candidates across Wales have been inundated with lobbying emails in the run up to the general election on 8 June. A large proportion of them have been asking for views on animal welfare, a subiect which we take seriously.

    Our manifesto contains the following commitments:

    · Introduce stronger penalties for animal cruelty offences, increasing the maximum sentencing from six months to five years.

  • Article: May 29, 2017

    Education is and always has been a priority for the Liberal Democrats in RCT and across the UK. Our children and young people deserve the best possible start in life and it is the responsibility of all of us to try and ensure they get it. It is why locally we fought so hard alongside parents to try and prevent the Labour party from cutting full time nursery education for three year olds, and opposed moves to create through 3 to 16 schools, removing sixth forms from Rhondda schools. They, of course, went ahead with ti regardless, despite all the fin word their election candidates are now spouting in their leaflets.

  • Article: May 24, 2017

    This week we were all shocked by yet another mindless terrorist attack which took the lives of innocent people and will have affected the lives of many more in one way or another. People who were on a night out, harmlessly enjoying a concert, in the case of many of the young people there their first. None of them expected the tragic event that took place.

  • Article: May 20, 2017

    Today marks the end of national dementia week. There are a number of misconceptions about dementia - is not a natural part of ageing and it doesn't just affect older people. Over 40,000 people under 65 in the UK have early-onset or young-onset dementia.

    There are various types of dementia which affect people in different ways and at varying rates. Alzheimer's disease for example tends to start slowly and progress gradually. Vascular dementia after a stroke often progresses in a 'stepped' way, where symptoms are stable for a while and then suddenly get worse.

  • Article: May 18, 2017

    The former head of the NHS in England, David Nicholson, has today backed Liberal Democrat plans to put a penny on income tax to rescue the health and care service.

    He is amongst a group of 26 leading health experts including the ex-heads of the Royal College of Nursing, Royal College of GPs and Royal College of Psychiatrist who all backed the Lib Dem approach in a letter to the Observer.

    The letter states:

    "The human cost of this crisis is already painfully clear. Waiting times are rising, there is particularly poor access for people with mental ill health and operations are being cancelled.

    "For these reasons, we strongly welcome the Liberal Democrats' commitment to raise income tax by 1p, to generate additional, ring-fenced revenue for NHS and social care."