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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.





  • Article: Mar 18, 2018

    Next Saturday 24 March there will be a pro EU rally in Ynysangharad Park, Pontypridd with speakers from various political parties and organisations leading the call to keep the UK in the EU.

    Welsh Liberal Democrat Councillor Mike Powell will be one of those. He says:

    "The Liberal Democrats are of course very much in favour of remaining part of the EU, and think it is imperative that the public are given a chance to have a say on the final deal, if and when the UK government can manage to make their mind up what that looks like.

  • Article: Feb 12, 2018

    As reported recently on Wales Online there is still no sign of any progress with regard to the Talbot Green new town almost five years since the initial outline plan was approved.

    The plans were given the green light, despite objections from numerous individuals and organisations and a report commissioned by the Council which said that the project would have an adverse effect on other town centres in Rhondda Cynon Taff. RCT Welsh Liberal Democrats were against the proposal from the start believing we need to do more to preserve existing town centres and also that the Talbot Green area is already over developed.

  • Article: Feb 10, 2018

    On Thursday the Labour Cabinet in RCT meet to discuss, amongst other things, their financial plans for the year ahead, which includes a proposed 3.3% increase in Council Tax.

    Rhondda Cynon Taff Council Tax rates are already higher than many in Wales and residents may well be wondering what it is they are paying for.

  • Article: Jan 23, 2018

    In an article which left me increasingly bemused Wales Online reported recently that Pontypridd Driving Test Centre is to close. Bemused because of the obvious contradictions in statements made by the DVSA in relation to this since the outset.

    Unlike Ms Wood AM and others I have been involved in this since it was first mooted in late 2015 - the DVSA then spoke of relocating "in the new year" i.e. 2016. Obviously that timescale has slipped a bit. Numerous people including myself, driving instructors and their union representatives have tried to get more information from them and put forward arguments as to why it should not go ahead.

  • Article: Jan 15, 2018

    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
    Article: Jan 3, 2018

    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.

  • Article: Dec 28, 2017

    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